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Having a Child Out of Wedlock in Jordan

Having a Child Out of Wedlock in Jordan

Stabbed four times, twice in the stomach; Iman* was 23 when, she became pregnant with her first child when it happened. This was her brother’s…

Beaten and Raped: Homosexuals in Tunisia and Egypt

Beaten and Raped: Homosexuals in Tunisia and Egypt

Not only are they persecuted by the law and the police, they also face the threat of societies with religions and customs in complete antagonism…

On the Politics of Food and the Origins of Ice Cream

On the Politics of Food and the Origins of Ice Cream

In his book Physiologie du Goût (The Physiology of Taste), French lawyer and politician Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin was one of the first thinkers to shift…

Sexual Problems, Online Solutions

Sexual Problems, Online Solutions

Mayar*, a young woman from the Upper Egyptian province of Minya, was on the verge of getting married to a man 20 years her senior.…

Lifting the Siege on Gaza’s Drug Trade

Lifting the Siege on Gaza’s Drug Trade

The world of narcotics in the Gaza Strip differs from any other place in the world. Whether it is the means of smuggling the substances,…

Saudi Arabia to Expats: ‘There’s Not Enough Oil for Both of Us’

Saudi Arabia to Expats: ‘There’s Not Enough Oil for Both of Us’

Ashraf, with his handsome features and candid smile, has become the target of accusations among his friends of being the harbinger of bad luck to…