Nicholas Blanford

Christian Science Monitor

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Beirut-based correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor and author of Killing Mr. Lebanon: The Assassination of Rafik Hariri and Its Impact on the Middle East

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Ramadan began today for Muslims around the world, a month of abstinence from food and drink from sunrise to sunset. Its themes include personal commitment, purity and sacrifice.

Ramadan and the Arab Summer

Ramadan began today for Muslims around the world, a month of abstinence from food and drink from sunrise to sunset. Its themes include personal commitment, purity and sacrifice.

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In Syria today, thousands of protesters took to the streets after Friday prayers in Damascus and other cities.  Some were met by heavily armed soldiers using tear gas, electrified…

Thousands Take to the Streets in Syria, Troops Respond with Violence

In Syria today, thousands of protesters took to the streets after Friday prayers in Damascus and other cities.  Some were met by heavily armed soldiers using tear gas, electrified…

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Setback for Hezbollah in Lebanese Elections

Elections in Lebanon have produced a surprising result.

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