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Few Iraqis Are Gaining U.S. Sanctuary

With thousands of Iraqis desperately fleeing this country every day, advocates for refugees, and even some American officials, say there is an urgent need to allow more Iraqi refugees… More

Fear of Freedom

Under Saddam Hussein, if you were not a member of the Baath party, you wouldn’t get rations, you’d be forbidden to carry on studying, you wouldn’t be on the… More

Lost After Translation

The United States Marines entered Mosul from the north. I lived in the northern suburbs, so I saw the first American flag. When the Humvees stopped, I shook hands… More

Republic of Dreams

When I was a student, we read many books about Western culture, democracy and the Greek philosophers. We saw movies set in America, where people were able to speak… More

Global Diary: Mexico

When I first heard about Mexican journalist Lydia Cacho, I knew I wanted to meet her. This remarkable woman created an international uproar last year after she wrote a… More

Turkish writer wins Nobel Prize in Literature

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP)--Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk, whose uncommon lyrical gifts and uncompromising politics have brought him acclaim worldwide and prosecution at home, won the Nobel literature prize Thursday for… More

Why I’m Banned in the USA

London—For more than two years now, the U.S. government has barred me from entering the United States to pursue an academic career. The reasons have changed over time, and… More

Acquittal for Turkish novelist

Shafak told Guardian Unlimited that she was "very happy with the outcome", but still concerned about threats to freedom of expression in Turkey. >> Read the story More

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