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Nobel laureates urge Saudi academics to condemn Badawi flogging
Lebanon Daily Star
Addressed to the president of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) -- set up to increase the country's international profile in science and technology -- the letter indicates the university risks being isolated by international academia.

Shlomo Bolts: A Syrian Jew Opposed to a Political Solution With Assad
Middle East Transparent
Shlomo studied Political Science and Sociology at Columbia University, before attaining a master’s ... the International Institute for Strategic Studies and the Project on Middle East Democracy. Over 10,000 Jews lived in Syria in the year 1922, when ...

Turkish entrepreneur plans university for Syrian refugees
Lebanon Daily Star
A Turkish education entrepreneur has ambitious plans to address this problem. Enver Yucel hopes to raise funds to start a Turkish university for Syrian refugees, with classes held in Arabic and English in addition to Turkish. “I really believe that we ...

Jihad Mughniyah planned attacks against Israel in the Golan Heights
Middle East Transparent
He was a Hezbollah student activist at the Lebanese American University, and took on a more prominent role after the death of his father. He was close to Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nassrallah, his father’s replacement Mustafa Badr Al Din ...

Larijani Hails Hezbollah ’Positive’ Role in Region
Iranian parliament speaker Ali Larijani, currently in Beirut, hailed what he described as the "positive" role played by the Hezbollah in the Middle East. "There are groups ... a lecture delivered at the Lebanese University campus in Beirut.

Former SG Special Representative Urges the UN to Put Social Justice at the Heart of Political Debate
Economic And Social Commission For Western Asia
Tarik Mitri, who currently heads the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut ... He added: “The Arab states region as well as the Middle East and North Africa are going through a tremendously ...

Egypt Refers 5 Students to Military Court over Protest
An Egyptian court referred five university students Monday to military trial over ... another nail in the coffin of justice in Egypt," said Sarah Leah Whitson, the Middle East and North Africa director for the New York-based Human Rights Watch.

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