Al Bawaba - Blog Roundup http://www.albawaba.com/rss/all en Tunisia's political pluralism http://www.albawaba.com/blog_roundup/tunisias-political-pluralism-662028 <p><strong>Tunisia’s Elections: Polarization, Coalitions, and the Need for Pluralism</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog_roundup/tunisias-political-pluralism-662028" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/tunisian_voter.jpg" alt="Woman casts her ballot in Tunisia&#039;s 2014 presidential election. (AFP/Fethi Belaid)" title="Woman casts her ballot in Tunisia&#039;s 2014 presidential election. (AFP/Fethi Belaid)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> © 2015 Al Bawaba (<a href="http://www.albawaba.com">www.albawaba.com</a>) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/blog_roundup/tunisias-political-pluralism-662028" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/blog_roundup/tunisias-political-pluralism-662028#comments Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:58:30 +0000 662028 at http://www.albawaba.com Lebanon holds off Syria spillover, for now http://www.albawaba.com/blog_roundup/lebanon-holds-syria-spillover-now-661712 <p><strong>Against all odds, Lebanon keeps strife at bay</strong></p> <p>Lebanon, despite its dark and bloody history of sectarian conflict, has proven surprisingly able to absorb shockwaves from the civil war in neighboring Syria.&nbsp; In an effort to prevent a Shia-Sunni conflict from igniting and destroying the already precarious security situation, the Shiite Hezbollah party and the largely Sunni Future Movement have been engaging in dialogue – surprising those who may have expected Lebanon’s mosaic-like society to shatter into its hundreds of sectarian pieces.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog_roundup/lebanon-holds-syria-spillover-now-661712" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/hariri_nasrallah.jpg" alt="Hassan Nasrallah of Hezbollah (left) and Saad Hariri (right) of the Future Movement have been engaging in dialogue to avoid violent sectarian spillover from Syria. (AFP/File)" title="Hassan Nasrallah of Hezbollah (left) and Saad Hariri (right) of the Future Movement have been engaging in dialogue to avoid violent sectarian spillover from Syria. (AFP/File)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> © 2015 Al Bawaba (<a href="http://www.albawaba.com">www.albawaba.com</a>) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/blog_roundup/lebanon-holds-syria-spillover-now-661712" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/blog_roundup/lebanon-holds-syria-spillover-now-661712#comments Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:02:01 +0000 661712 at http://www.albawaba.com Obama, Daesh and the name game http://www.albawaba.com/blog_roundup/obama-daesh-and-name-game-661206 <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog_roundup/obama-daesh-and-name-game-661206" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/_obama_b1e1d688.jpg" alt="Obama has made a point of denying Daesh a religious label (File-AFP)" title="Obama has made a point of denying Daesh a religious label (File-AFP)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> © 2015 Al Bawaba (<a href="http://www.albawaba.com">www.albawaba.com</a>) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-ab-press-round-up field-field-press-round-up"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.beirutbeltway.com/beirutbeltway/2015/02/on-naming-the-enemy-is-obama-failing-the-labeling-game.html">Beirut Beltway</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="http://egyptianchronicles.blogspot.com/2015/02/when-good-middle-class-boys-become-bad.html?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+EgyptianChronicles+%28Egyptian+chronicles%29">Egyptian Chronicles</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://blog.octavianasr.com/2015/02/can-palestine-win-in-us-israeli-rift.html">Octavia Nasr</a> </div> </div> </div> http://www.albawaba.com/blog_roundup/obama-daesh-and-name-game-661206#comments Wed, 25 Feb 2015 10:00:00 +0000 661206 at http://www.albawaba.com A tilt in the US - Iran axis http://www.albawaba.com/blog_roundup/tilt-us-iran-axis-661200 <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog_roundup/tilt-us-iran-axis-661200" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/639203-HassanRouhaniAFP-1385789969-658-640x480.jpg" alt="President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hassan Rouhani (File-AFP)" title="President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hassan Rouhani (File-AFP)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> © 2015 Al Bawaba (<a href="http://www.albawaba.com">www.albawaba.com</a>) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-ab-press-round-up field-field-press-round-up"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://mideastwire.wordpress.com/2015/02/23/the-joy-of-watching-a-much-belated-turn-in-us-policy-in-the-region-away-from-constant-conflict-with-resistance-axis/">Mideastwire Blog</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="http://glamroz.com/killing-jesus-movie-featuring-muslim-lebanese-actor-haaz-sleiman-christ/">Glamroz</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://glamroz.com/much-celebs-paid-wear-lebanese-designers-gowns/">Glamroz</a> </div> </div> </div> http://www.albawaba.com/blog_roundup/tilt-us-iran-axis-661200#comments Wed, 25 Feb 2015 06:00:00 +0000 661200 at http://www.albawaba.com Importance of "science diplomacy" http://www.albawaba.com/blog_roundup/importance-science-diplomacy-661074 <p><strong>Do-it-yourself sanctions threaten science dialogue with Iran</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog_roundup/importance-science-diplomacy-661074" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/iranian_women_tehran.jpg" alt="Young Iranian women in Tehran. (AFP/File)" title="Young Iranian women in Tehran. (AFP/File)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> © 2015 Al Bawaba (<a href="http://www.albawaba.com">www.albawaba.com</a>) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/blog_roundup/importance-science-diplomacy-661074" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/blog_roundup/importance-science-diplomacy-661074#comments Tue, 24 Feb 2015 14:06:10 +0000 661074 at http://www.albawaba.com Sweden's jihadists - from the suburbs to Syria http://www.albawaba.com/blog_roundup/swedens-jihadists-suburbs-syria-660650 <p><strong>From the Welfare State to the Caliphate&nbsp;</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog_roundup/swedens-jihadists-suburbs-syria-660650" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/daesh_fighters_madeline.jpg" alt="Daesh militants. (AFP/File)" title="Daesh militants. (AFP/File)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> © 2015 Al Bawaba (<a href="http://www.albawaba.com">www.albawaba.com</a>) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/blog_roundup/swedens-jihadists-suburbs-syria-660650" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/blog_roundup/swedens-jihadists-suburbs-syria-660650#comments Tue, 24 Feb 2015 05:09:44 +0000 660650 at http://www.albawaba.com Syrian refugees and Jordanian security http://www.albawaba.com/blog_roundup/syrian-refugees-and-jordanian-security-660480 <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog_roundup/syrian-refugees-and-jordanian-security-660480" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Displaced-Syrian-refugees-008.jpg" alt="Displaced Syrian refugees (File-AFP)" title="Displaced Syrian refugees (File-AFP)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> © 2015 Al Bawaba (<a href="http://www.albawaba.com">www.albawaba.com</a>) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-ab-press-round-up field-field-press-round-up"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.joshualandis.com/blog/">joshualandis.com</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="http://972mag.com/what-malcolm-x-taught-me-about-my-best-friends-murder/103052/">+972</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://globalvoicesonline.org/2015/02/22/how-isis-videos-made-children-slaughter-other-children-in-egypt/">Global Voices Online</a> </div> </div> </div> http://www.albawaba.com/blog_roundup/syrian-refugees-and-jordanian-security-660480#comments Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:00:00 +0000 660480 at http://www.albawaba.com Egyptian activists await their fate http://www.albawaba.com/blog_roundup/egyptian-activists-await-their-fate-660382 <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog_roundup/egyptian-activists-await-their-fate-660382" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/tahrir.jpg" alt="Clashes between protesters and police in downtown Cairo, 2012 (File-AFP)" title="Clashes between protesters and police in downtown Cairo, 2012 (File-AFP)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> © 2015 Al Bawaba (<a href="http://www.albawaba.com">www.albawaba.com</a>) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-ab-press-round-up field-field-press-round-up"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://egyptianchronicles.blogspot.com/2015/02/mosireen-presents-brief-history-of.html?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+EgyptianChronicles+%28Egyptian+chronicles%29">Egyptian Chronicles</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="http://www.beirut.com/l/38975">beirut.com</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://ivysays.com/2015/02/23/oscars-2015-red-carpet-best-and-worst-dressed/">Ivy Says</a> </div> </div> </div> http://www.albawaba.com/blog_roundup/egyptian-activists-await-their-fate-660382#comments Mon, 23 Feb 2015 10:34:55 +0000 660382 at http://www.albawaba.com Real men wear miniskirts http://www.albawaba.com/blog_roundup/real-men-wear-miniskirts-660008 <p><strong>Men in miniskirts protest against female student death in Turkey</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog_roundup/real-men-wear-miniskirts-660008" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/turkish_men_miniskirts.jpg" alt="Istanbul men march in solidarity with victims of sexual assault. (AFP/File)" title="Istanbul men march in solidarity with victims of sexual assault. (AFP/File)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> © 2015 Al Bawaba (<a href="http://www.albawaba.com">www.albawaba.com</a>) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/blog_roundup/real-men-wear-miniskirts-660008" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/blog_roundup/real-men-wear-miniskirts-660008#comments Sun, 22 Feb 2015 14:21:46 +0000 660008 at http://www.albawaba.com Severe winter storm deadly for Syrian refugees in Lebanon http://www.albawaba.com/blog_roundup/severe-winter-storm-deadly-syrian-refugees-lebanon-659676 <p><strong>Lebanon's Storms Add Insult to Injury for Syrian Refugees</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog_roundup/severe-winter-storm-deadly-syrian-refugees-lebanon-659676" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/syrian_refugees_snow.jpg" alt="Syrian refugees in a camp in Lebanon&#039;s Bekaa Valley. (AFP/File)" title="Syrian refugees in a camp in Lebanon&#039;s Bekaa Valley. (AFP/File)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> © 2015 Al Bawaba (<a href="http://www.albawaba.com">www.albawaba.com</a>) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/blog_roundup/severe-winter-storm-deadly-syrian-refugees-lebanon-659676" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/blog_roundup/severe-winter-storm-deadly-syrian-refugees-lebanon-659676#comments Sun, 22 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000 659676 at http://www.albawaba.com