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Weekend Reading: Egypt’s Repression, Tripoli’s Tribulations, and the Golan’s Circassians

Reading selections for the weekend of February 10, 2017.

February 10, 2017

General view for Cairo international book fair in Cairo, Egypt (Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters).
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Read the El Nadim Center’s latest report on oppression in Egypt, published two weeks before authorities shut down the organization’s headquarters on February 9.

Alex Simon investigates why the Lebanese city of Tripoli remains on a downward spiral despite having the right ingredients to be a successful urban center.

Fehim Tastekin looks at how a community of Syrian Circassians maintains their language and culture in the Golan Heights.