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Mohanad Hage Ali
Mohanad Hage Ali

Mohanad Hage Ali is a journalist based in London and Beirut. He can be found on Twitter: @MohanadHageAli

COLUMNISTS
Mohanad Hage Ali
Mohanad Hage Ali

Mohanad Hage Ali is a journalist based in London and Beirut. He can be found on Twitter: @MohanadHageAli

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Friday, 18 March 2016

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Wednesday, 02 March 2016

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Meet ISIS’ new breed of Chechen militants

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Following the Islamic State takeover of Mosul, its Chechen military leader, Omar al-Shishani (Omar ...

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Tuesday, 26 August 2014

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ISIS’ path of destruction drains Iraq and Syria’s water supplies

Saturday, 21 June 2014

In the past two weeks, news of the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria, known as ISIS, taking ...

Loved-up? North Korea, Syria swap praise and adulation

Wednesday, 04 June 2014

A North Korean delegation met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to improve relations recently, ...

The American nightmare? Bridging economic inequality in the U.S.

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Economic debates have raged on since the debilitating credit crunch hit the United States and a new ...

Patrick Seale is dead, but his ‘polished image’ of Assad lives on

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Patrick Seale, a British journalist and controversial Middle East historian, died on Friday in ...

Rape and ransoms: Hilal al-Assad’s ‘thug’ legacy

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

“The lout and lowlife‪,‬ Suleiman al-Assad‪,‬ the son of Hilal‪,‬ the head of Military Housing ...

Syria ‘war merchants’ crush 2011 revolution

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Three years on, the Syrian conflict’s dynamics have changed, activists and analysts concur. ...

Truce or Dare? Assad moves to neutralize capital

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

It was less than 20 years ago, when Hussam Zayade climbed with his friends the old walls of ...

You are a citizen, therefore you do not exist

Friday, 09 August 2013

More than a decade ago, at the age of 25 to be precise, I left Beirut to work for the Al-Hayat ...

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