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Kareem Shaheen
Journalist from Egypt. Former Turkey and Middle East correspondent for the Guardian. alum. Now in Canada.
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Kareem Shaheen 5h
A black comedy depressing video from Syria of a man who is having a pretend wedding celebration for a fuel tank, which sadly remains a rare commodity in the harsh winter
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Kareem Shaheen 5h
Replying to @JCCWhyte
I didn't know biology could endure in -80
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Kareem Shaheen 6h
Replying to @abdhariri
Most of the afternoon but out in winter weather probably a total of half an hour
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Kareem Shaheen 6h
Went out in -20C weather in Montreal, which I think is the coldest temperature I've ever experienced. This is how I imagined I looked like vs. what I probably looked like.
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Zeina Shahla 8h
تنتشر صورنا نحن السوريين ضمن تحدي العشر سنوات، تتحدث عن حالنا وتحكي تفاصيل حياتنا اليومية لكن دون أن تظهر وجوهنا.. إنها طريقتنا في حفظ ما لا نريد وما لا يجب أن ننساه
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Alexandra Whitney 13h
The artist is Mariam Noureddine and her song is called "D." The young people in the music video are dancing as she lip syncs to her new song. has a long way to go to rights and acceptance. Most interesting, the detractors say the "gay men" threaten masculinity!
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Alexandra Whitney 13h
Replying to @kshaheen @Raseef22
I hope someone covers this story in English. I would love to see how they translate "threatensasculinity" by simply being themselves!
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Jasmine El-Gamal 13h
Beautiful and heartbreaking. A must-read. Thank you and I am so sorry for the pain you must feel every day thinking and writing about your beautiful country. Thanks for sharing this.
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Kareem Shaheen 13h
You should learn Arabic just so you can read the amazing 's meditations on life from Damascus. Here she talks about Facebook's 10-year challenge from a Syrian perspective, also in
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Kareem Shaheen 13h
A viral Tunisian music video that included 4 gay men has reignited a debate on how to talk about homosexuality in the Arab world, great piece in
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Kareem Shaheen 13h
Is there a more literal expression of autocracy than unified colored schemes? Egyptian president calls for unified colour scheme for buildings
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Kareem Shaheen 13h
Saddened by this piece missing the goldmine of early 2000s league summits and shouting matches involving Gaddafi: A League of Their Own, as Few Arab Leaders Attend Summit
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Kareem Shaheen 13h
Nobody cooperates in Syria if the end result is better outcomes for civilians
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Kareem Shaheen 13h
Replying to @kshaheen
Joke on Arabic social media is: Iran rains down press statements on Israel after missile attacks
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Kareem Shaheen 13h
This absence of even an attempt at plausible deniability will continue as US withdraws, and increases risk of direct conflict: Israel Confirms Attacks on Iranian Targets in Syria
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Kareem Shaheen 14h
Do these people never hire ex-smokers to advise their campaigns? When I smoked and read about health risks, I smoked to relieve the stress: 'Stop before you suffocate,' says Quebec's new anti-smoking campaign
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Kareem Shaheen 14h
Described as Defeated, Islamic State Punches Back With Guerrilla Tactics by
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Kareem Shaheen 14h
Bombing in Syria Targets U.S.-Led Military Patrol
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Kareem Shaheen 16h
Replying to @SarahDadouch
Which story was it
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Ayla Jean Yackley Jan 19
Twelve years after he was gunned down in broad daylight, Armenian-Turkish journalist Hrant Dink is mourned by tens of thousands, his family still awaits justice from courts & his friend & others fighting for the reconciliation he sought are behind bars
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