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A call for unifying the ranks

A call for unifying the ranks

On October 15-16, 1991, President Hafez al-Assad spent more than 15 hours discussing with James Baker, the then U.S. Secretary of State, the terms and phrases which should be used in the Madrid peace process in order to express the Palestinian people’s legitimate...
The voice of the masses

The voice of the masses

Egypt is back again as it once was when millions of Arabs used to turn to the radio to listen to the voice of Egyptian masses. Those days, our parents used to fix themselves in front of old radio sets to hear the magic words charged with freedom, dignity and hope....
A glimpse from Japan

A glimpse from Japan

In Japan, where the sun eternally shines first at a lively and energetic people, who faced nuclear bombs, experienced the humiliation of American occupation and the ugliest forms of destruction, but who rose up to the challenge with the determination to build and the...
Presidential Decision

Presidential Decision

On New Year’s Day, 2011, members of the family gathered around the lunch table, or around a hot tea pot which summed up the warmth of the hearts happy to be together after long absences because of work, study or travel. After some conversation and after exchanging...
Nations and Their Images in the Media

Nations and Their Images in the Media

Countries’ images in the past used to depend on what the people in those countries produce in terms of development, innovation, science and art. That image was a natural result of the achievements and the work done in those countries for the benefit of their people...