Provocation triple distilled
11 February 2016 14:40 (South Africa)

Kuwait: Who's afraid of anonymous opposition?

  • Khadija Patel
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    Khadija Patel

    Khadija peddles words on street corners, in polite company she's known as a journalist. Words are her only defence against impending doom, old age and iniquity - spurring her interest in what language tells us about where we are from, what we are doing and where we are headed. Don't mind the headscarf, she don't need no liberation. 

A gust of wind blows away Pope Francis' skullcap during his weekly general audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican, February 10, 2016. REUTERS/Max Rossi

While you were sleeping: 11 February 2016

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Photo: Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump reacts on stage during his victory speech at his 2016 New Hampshire presidential primary night rally in Manchester, New Hampshire February 9, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

US 2016: Life after New Hampshire primary

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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders smiles as he walks along a street near a polling place in Concord, New Hampshire February 9, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

While you were sleeping: 10 February 2016

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Photo: A tribal militant loyal to Yemen's government holds his weapon as he secures a road taken over by the pro-government army and tribal fighters from Houthi militants in Furdhat Nihem area near the capital Sanaa February 3, 2016. REUTERS/Ali Owidha

Yemen: Is Peace Possible?

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Photo: Russian President Vladimir Putin (C) with Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu (L) and armed forces Chief of Staff Valery Gerasimov observe troops in action during a training exercise at the Donguz testing range in Orenburg region, Russia, September 19, 2015. REUTERS/Alexei Nikolsky/RIA Novosti

ICG: The Not-So-Frozen Conflicts on Russia’s Borders

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Main photo: The Rocinha slum is pictured in Rio de Janeiro February 26, 2015. Rio de Janeiro will celebrate its 450th anniversary on March 1. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Rio: Beneath the spangles and the samba, a recurring cycle of dearth and excess

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Photo: Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shake hands in the midst of the Democratic presidential candidates debate sponsored by MSNBC at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, New Hampshire, February 4, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

US '16: Who’s Progressive and who’s not?

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Residents look at protesters called up to demonstrate by opposition groups as they march in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, February 4, 2016. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

Weekend Wrap-up, 6 February 2016

Main photo: Republican U.S. presidential candidates (L-R) Senator Marco Rubio, businessman Donald Trump and Senator Ted Cruz pose together before the start of the Fox Business Network Republican presidential candidates debate in North Charleston, South Carolina January 14, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Keane

US2016: What do the American Big Five really think about the untidy world beyond America?

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: Pope Francis speaks during the weekly audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican, January 27, 2016. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Pope Francis reaches out to China

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Photo: U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event at Clinton Middle School in Clinton, Iowa January 30, 2015. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

US 2016: Donald Trump loses his mojo on the Iowa prairie

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Photo: U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz kisses his wife Heidi Cruz after winning at his Iowa caucus night rally in Des Moines, Iowa, February 1, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Young

Ted Cruz tops Trump in Iowa caucuses, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders tie

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Photo: Supporters of the Free Patriotic Movement (FPM) carry flags and a broom stick during a protest in Beirut, Lebanon, September 4, 2015. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir.

Lebanon’s Christians United in Hope of Effective Presidency

By International Crisis Group
Photo: Donald Trump (L) talks with fellow candidate and former Jeb Bush during a commercial break at the first official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign in Cleveland, Ohio, August 6, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

2016 US presidential election: Understanding the game

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Former Filipino "comfort women", a Japanese euphemism for women who were forced into prostitution and sexually abused at Japanese military brothels before and during World War Two, hold a protest in front of the Japanese embassy in Manila. January 29, 2016. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

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Photo: Chinese coastguard ships give chase to Vietnamese coastguard vessels (not pictured) after they came within 10 nautical miles of the Haiyang Shiyou 981, known in Vietnam as HD-981, oil rig in the South China Sea, July 15, 2014. REUTERS/Martin Petty

Stirring up the South China Sea: Oil in troubled waters

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Photo: Then New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks during a news conference at City Hall in New York, September 18, 2013. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid.

President Michael Bloomberg: Is America ready for an independent in the White House?

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Photo: Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF), attends the session 'Where Is the Chinese Economy Heading?' of the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland January 21, 2016. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich

A new head for the IMF. Same as it ever was.

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Photo: An Islamic State flag hangs amid electric wires over a street in Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp, near the port-city of Sidon, southern Lebanon January 19, 2016. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho

Destroying ISIS: 10 DOs and DON’Ts

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Photo: Theodor Adorno, Herbert Marcuse (Wikimedia Commons), Student protest turning violent in front of the Union Buildings 23 November 2015 (Photo by Greg Nicolson)

Theodor Adorno vs Herbert Marcuse on student protests, violence and democracy

Photo: People protest in front of Saudi Arabia's embassy during a demonstration in Tehran January 2, 2016. Iranian protesters stormed the Saudi Embassy in Tehran early on Sunday morning as Shi'ite Muslim Iran reacted with fury to Saudi Arabia's execution of a prominent Shi'ite cleric. REUTERS/TIMA/Mehdi Ghasemi/ISNA

The Saudi Missions and the mobs: Who controls the Iranian Street?

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Photo: A general view of the low-income neighbourhood known as Boca la Caja next to the business district in Panama City September 17, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

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Tennis-Documents show match-fixing at top level of world tennis - BBC/BuzzFeed

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Clinton goes on offense against Sanders at Democratic debate

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Photo: Shi'ite Muslims beat themselves during a religious festival marking Ashura, in Tehran's grand bazaar October 24, 2015. Ashura, which falls on the 10th day of the Islamic month of Muharram, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of Prophet Mohammad, who was killed in the 7th century battle of Kerbala. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi/TIMA

Iran (and Cuba), Axis of Evil no more

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Photo: Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is escorted by soldiers during a presentation in Mexico City, January 8, 2016. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo

El Chapo arrested, again: Is Mexico getting a grip?

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