Category: Middle East and North Africa

Kurdish Soccer Team Sparks Swedish FA Ire Over Battle for Kobani

Kurdish Soccer Team Sparks Swedish FA Ire Over Battle for Kobani

[ 0 ] October 31, 2014 |

Sparks Debate on What is Politics? by JAMES DORSEY for THE TURBULENT WORLD OF MIDDLE EAST SOCCER on OCTOBER 30, 2014:  When Ramazan Kizil established Dalkurd FF, one of Europe’s most successful immigrant soccer teams, in a remote town in northern Sweden, he dreamt of one day raising the Swedish and the Kurdish flag alongside […]

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Student’s Notebook: What Can You Do that Siri Can’t Do?

Student’s Notebook: What Can You Do that Siri Can’t Do?

[ 0 ] October 30, 2014 |

Advice on How to Get Started on an International Development Career by AMBER WATSON for ISLAMiCOMMENTARY on OCTOBER 30, 2014: “20 years ago, I was in your exact position,” Ben Orbach, director of America’s Unofficial Ambassadors, told a group of Duke undergrads interested in international development careers, but with this modern challenge – “What can you […]

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WATCH: Frontline — The Rise of ISIS

WATCH: Frontline — The Rise of ISIS

[ 0 ] October 30, 2014 |

via FRONTLINE (PBS) on OCTOBER 28, 2014:  Frontline investigates the miscalculations and mistakes behind the brutal rise of ISIS. WATCH THE DOCUMENTARY HERE  

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Egyptian Campuses and Soccer Emerge as Flashpoint in Resistance to President Al Sisi

Egyptian Campuses and Soccer Emerge as Flashpoint in Resistance to President Al Sisi

[ 0 ] October 29, 2014 |

by JAMES M. DORSEY for THE TURBULENT WORLD OF MIDDLE EAST SOCCER on OCTOBER 28, 2014:  Soccer fans exploiting stadia as contested public space emerged more than three years ago as a key force in anti-government protests that toppled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and opposition to subsequent military rule. With stadia closed to spectators for […]

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Execution of Young Woman a Bloody Stain on Iran’s Human Rights Record (Amnesty International)

Execution of Young Woman a Bloody Stain on Iran’s Human Rights Record (Amnesty International)

[ 0 ] October 28, 2014 |

by AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL on OCTOBER 25, 2014:  Execution of young woman a bloody stain on Iran’s human rights record The execution of Iranian Reyhaneh Jabbari who was convicted after a deeply flawed investigation and trial is an affront to justice, said Amnesty International today. Reyhaneh Jabbari, 26, was executed in a Tehran prison this morning. She […]

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WATCH: Omid Safi on America, Islam and the Legacy of Dr. King Today

WATCH: Omid Safi on America, Islam and the Legacy of Dr. King Today

[ 0 ] October 28, 2014 |

compiled via DUKE ISLAMIC STUDIES CENTER and the DUKE DIVINITY SCHOOL, OCTOBER 2014: America, Islam, and the Legacy of Dr. King Today Join us on Wednesday Oct 29, 2014 from 7p-8p in Westbrook 16 (or Watch Live Online) for a lecture by Duke Islamic Studies Center Director Omid Safi. The prophetic tradition, led by Martin […]

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WATCH: Safi, Jentleson, Schanzer and Maghraoui Hold Public Conversation on MidEast

WATCH: Safi, Jentleson, Schanzer and Maghraoui Hold Public Conversation on MidEast

[ 0 ] October 27, 2014 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on OCTOBER 27, 2014: With a war raging in Syria that’s spilled over into Iraq, militant groups jockeying for attention and control, and a sobering post-Arab Spring reality that’s seen traditional alliances upended, political Islam scrutinized, and dissent stifled, four Duke faculty members will put the latest developments and […]

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WATCH: To Our Countries (produced by youth in Sweden from Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Palestine)

[ 0 ] October 24, 2014 |

via faiayo (YouTube channel) on OCTOBER 9, 2014:  To Our Countries is a project produced by a group of youths who live in Sweden and are originally from Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Palestine.  لبلادي عمل من إعداد وإنتاج وتنفيذ مجموعة شباب يقيمون في السويد وهم من سوريا و العراق و لبنان و فلسطين. على أمل السلام… (التعليقات الغير […]

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Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies Awarded Title VI Grant

[ 0 ] October 24, 2014 |

via DUKE-UNC CONSORTIUM FOR MIDDLE EAST STUDIES (PRESS RELEASE) on OCTOBER 24, 2014:  A recent award from the U.S. Department of Education firmly positions the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East studies as the principal National Resource Center for Middle East studies in the southeastern United States. The Consortium is a collaborative project of the Carolina […]

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Dispatches From a Muslim in Ottawa

Dispatches From a Muslim in Ottawa

[ 0 ] October 23, 2014 |

by CHELBY DAIGLE for ISLAMiCommentary on OCTOBER 23, 2014:  I’ve been asked to write this piece by the Editor of ISLAMiCommentary, a public scholarship forum and outreach initiative managed by the Duke Islamic Studies Center. As the Editor in Chief of Ottawa’s Muslim Community Newspaper, Muslim Link, I would never claim to speak on behalf […]

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