February 14, 2012

Red Roses, Black Market

Alessandra Ram, The List

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Five places that aren't feeling the love this Valentine's Day.

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TAGGED: Saudi Arabia, Russia, Iran, Malaysia, Uzbekistan


February 14, 2012
Uzbekistan Cancels Valentine's Day
Rachael Levy, Slate
Bitter singletons and coupled Valentine's Day haters alike can finally move to a country where their distaste for the holiday is enthroned in government policy: Uzbekistan. more ››
February 7, 2012
The Biggest News from the Mideast Today
Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic
The most important news out of the Middle East is not the Hamas-PA Agreement 4.0 (or 5.0 or 6.0, who can remember?). For various reasons, it doesn't seem likely to work (you can read Robert Danin here on some of the... more ››
February 14, 2012
Saudi Arabia's Bloody Hypocrisy
Washington Post
Saudi Arabia is doing its best to bring about the end of Mr. Assad, whose Alawite sect, an offshoot of Shiite Islam, is a minority in a country with a plurality of Sunni Muslims. It argues that the Security Council must act... more ››
February 6, 2012
The Lesson of the Arab Spring
Alwaleed bin Talal, Wall Street Journal
The euphoria that accompanied the relatively quick removal of the presidents of Tunisia and Egypt soon gave way to the realization that such successes could not be easily replicated in the other Arab states. Each Arab country... more ››