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17 bin Laden documents / Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)

وثائق بن لادن Seventeen of the of the 6,000 documents seized from the compound of Osama bin Laden in May 2011 were released May 3, 2012. The documents – provided by the Combating Terrorism Center (CTC), and totalling 175 pages in the original Arabic and 197 pages in the English translation: * Original Arabic (.zip) […]

World Book and Copyright Day Celebrations in Arab Countries

23 April is a symbolic date for world literature, since 23 April 1616 was the date of death of Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega. 23 April is also the date of birth or death of other prominent authors such as Maurice Druon, K.Laxness, Vladimir Nabokov, Josep Pla and Manuel Mejía Vallejo.This year, Tunis lit the […]

Libya’s Post-Revolution Press Boom

Despite scant funding and a lack of publishing expertise in the country,  media outlets in Libya  witness an unprecedented boom sparked by the  revolution. Before the revolution, the press was tightly controlled. In its 2010 press freedom index, Reporters Without Borders put Libya at 160th position out of 178 states. The media landscape, which has long […]

Libya: revolution, 17 February, 2011

Libyans Revolution The Libyan League For Human Rights Libyan Revolution Blogs, Tweets, etc. (… to the shores of Tripoli …) February 17th (The Libyan Youth Movement, UK)Libya Alhurra (LiveStream/CNET)Libya Our Home  ليبيا وطننا WL Central #Libya WikiLeaks news, analysis and action, Live blog for #Libya The Libyan revolution next door(Engl. translations, USA) Libya Feb 17 17022011 Libya […]

Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators

Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators Scholars from the University of Chicago developed this teacher resource to provide an overview of Middle Eastern cultures and their contributions to the world. Discover the great currents of continuity and change throughout Middle Eastern history… This resource was written by many of the best scholars in […]

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