Mirza Abbas Agha

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The 100-Year-Old Carve-Up Bleeding the Middle East Today

How two men, one British, one French, got together and drew a new map – betraying promises and inventing nations like Syria and Iraq. And left a mess …

Israeli think tank: Don’t destroy ISIS; it’s a “useful tool” against Iran, Hezbollah, Syria

<b>Militant Islamist fighters on a tank take part in a military parade along the streets of northern Raqqa province June 30, 2014. (Reuters)</b><p>Head of a right-wing think tank says the existence of ISIS serves a “strategic purpose” in the West’s interests<p>Ben Norton<p>August 23, 2016 4:00pm (UTC)<p>According to …

Middle East

When I published my book about Palestine, I learned how death threats and abuse became normalized

<b>A Palestinian woman walks past a wall with graffiti depicting a gunman</b><p>These tactics must be exposed and the climate of fear they create must not be allowed to stand<p>Ben Ehrenreich<p>August 21, 2016 3:59pm (UTC)<p><i>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.</i><p><i>Ben Ehrenreich’s critically acclaimed book, "</i>The …

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New York Times Magazine devotes entire issue to an article about 'How the Arab World Came Apart' - The World Today - ABC Radio

The New York Times Magazine has done something unprecedented: devoting an entire issue to a single article.<p>The story, 'Fractured Lands: How the Arab …

Playstation Vita hacked: Run emulators, homebrew, and more games on PSTV

If you've been hankering to run emulators, homebrew, and classic PC games on your PlayStation Vita, well, you're in luck, as the HENkaku hack now …

‘I witnessed the birth of Isis’: how one film-maker captured the horror of Iraq

Journalist Michael Ware spent seven years living in Iraq. His video diary, Only the Dead, records the carnage<p>At some point during this film from deep inside Iraq’s many wars, one asks oneself, shattered: “Do I need to watch this?” Jihadi executioners clear a pavement opposite a marketplace and …

Top Ten Films of 2015

When you read other Top Ten Film lists, consider that the journalists do not give equal weight to docs, animation and dramatic features, nor foreign versus American indies and studio pictures. Perhaps, they should call their lists "Top Ten Films That We All Generally Write About."<p>1. <i>Wild Tales</i> (dir. …

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