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These stunningly beautiful photos show what ordinary life in Iran is like

These stunningly beautiful photos show what ordinary life in Iran is like | World Regional Geography with Dr Jensen | Scoop.it
Photographer Francesca Manolino shows us a quieter, more intimate glimpse of life in Iran
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Tariq Ramadan and the ‘Muslim Exception’ - Al-Fanar Media

Tariq Ramadan and the ‘Muslim Exception’ - Al-Fanar Media | World Regional Geography with Dr Jensen | Scoop.it
The frenzy over accusations of rape against a prominent scholar of Islam obscure a larger issue: The ability of women to speak out against abuse.
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Whole communities benefit when girls stay in school - Girls Not Brides

UNICEF and the European Union are working with communities in India to help them realise that everyone benefits when girls stay in school and delay marriage
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Domestic Workers: Souls Suspended From Windows

Domestic Workers: Souls Suspended From Windows | World Regional Geography with Dr Jensen | Scoop.it
Why are there recurring cases of domestic workers falling from windows? Ezzeldeen Al-Natour reports.
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Omani Music Masks A Slave Trading Past - Al-Fanar Media

Omani Music Masks A Slave Trading Past - Al-Fanar Media | World Regional Geography with Dr Jensen | Scoop.it
Researcher says scholars should recognize the true origin of African sounds in Omani traditional music.
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Residents of rebel Aleppo face starvation as government forces close in

Residents of rebel Aleppo face starvation as government forces close in | World Regional Geography with Dr Jensen | Scoop.it
After months of siege, food is running out as people must decide whether to flee or stay.
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Charting “the 17 Nations of the Middle East”

Charting “the 17 Nations of the Middle East” | World Regional Geography with Dr Jensen | Scoop.it
Cullen Murphy’s report on a re-imagined Middle Eastern map, one more in tune with the region’s cultural realities.
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Persian Gulf? Arabian Gulf? One big gulf in understanding | Brian Whitaker

Persian Gulf? Arabian Gulf? One big gulf in understanding | Brian Whitaker | World Regional Geography with Dr Jensen | Scoop.it
Brian Whitaker: Has the US switched from calling the Persian Gulf 'Arabian' just to annoy Iran? It would seem that way
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The Baguettes of War

The Baguettes of War | World Regional Geography with Dr Jensen | Scoop.it
The Baguettes of War « | Foreign Policy | the Global Magazine of News and Ideas
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Palestinians mourn final Cremisan Valley olive harvest

Palestinians mourn final Cremisan Valley olive harvest | World Regional Geography with Dr Jensen | Scoop.it
Extension of Israel's separation wall will soon cut Palestinians off from the valley's distinctive olive groves.
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‘The Whole World Is Watching’: The Political Crossfire of DAPL: Page 2 of 2

‘The Whole World Is Watching’: The Political Crossfire of DAPL: Page 2 of 2 | World Regional Geography with Dr Jensen | Scoop.it
The struggle over the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) has many levels.
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Bil'in: A village in mourning

Bil'in: A village in mourning | World Regional Geography with Dr Jensen | Scoop.it
One West Bank family has paid the highest price for their village's peaceful pursuit of justice.
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Turkey: Getting worse before it gets better | Brookings Institution

Turkey: Getting worse before it gets better | Brookings Institution | World Regional Geography with Dr Jensen | Scoop.it
The raid on Turkish newspaper Cumhuriyet is just the latest in the Turkish leadership’s clampdown on democratic civil society institutions in the aftermath of the coup attempt in July.
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Casablanca Calling

In this documentary, Morocco's first female Muslim leaders set out to change their country.
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Ameer Alhalbi (Walid Mashhadi) on Rescued From the Rubble

"I chose to focus on children because they have nothing to do with the war. But they were the victims of society and the war." Ameer Alhalbi (Walid…
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Arab Youth Doubt Democracy Will Be Delivered - Al-Fanar Media

Arab Youth Doubt Democracy Will Be Delivered - Al-Fanar Media | World Regional Geography with Dr Jensen | Scoop.it
Findings from a region-wide survey reveal the hopes and concerns of university-age adults.
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Let down of the Arab spring? 
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A Rising Number of Research Results Is Available Free - Al-Fanar Media

A Rising Number of Research Results Is Available Free - Al-Fanar Media | World Regional Geography with Dr Jensen | Scoop.it
A movement to make the fruits of research available without charge has helped students and faculty members gain access to an increasing number of academic articles.
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At the bottom of the article is a list of websites with free academic warehouses. 
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ISIS’s second-in-command hid in Syria for months. The day he stepped out, the U.S. was waiting.

ISIS’s second-in-command hid in Syria for months. The day he stepped out, the U.S. was waiting. | World Regional Geography with Dr Jensen | Scoop.it
The targeted killing of Abu Mohammad al-Adnani was the biggest in a string of successes against high-value targets.
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Persian (or Arabian) Gulf Is Caught in the Middle of Regional Rivalries

Persian (or Arabian) Gulf Is Caught in the Middle of Regional Rivalries | World Regional Geography with Dr Jensen | Scoop.it
As tensions escalate between Iran and Saudi Arabia, a dispute over the name of the body of water between them illustrates the disagreements at the heart of their dispute.
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Iowa Town Named for Muslim Hero Forges World Ties

Iowa Town Named for Muslim Hero Forges World Ties | World Regional Geography with Dr Jensen | Scoop.it
For the fifth year in a row, Elkader, a shrinking town without a single traffic light, will welcome a delegation of Arab dignitaries to celebrate a connection spanning centuries.
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Avatar protest at West Bank barrier

Avatar protest at West Bank barrier | World Regional Geography with Dr Jensen | Scoop.it
Demonstrators dress as Na'vi from Avatar for weekly demonstration against Israel's separation barrier, in Bilin
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The Walls in Our Heads

The Walls in Our Heads | World Regional Geography with Dr Jensen | Scoop.it
The idea that we can solve problems by building physical barriers is a persistent human fantasy.
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The Invasion of America: How the United States Took Over an Eighth of the World

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Bil’in – International Solidarity Movement

note the source but also the depth of coverage
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