Politics

Why Do Terrorist Attacks Intensify During Ramadan?

Why Do Terrorist Attacks Intensify During Ramadan?

On Friday, May 26, coinciding with the eve of Ramadan, Islamic State-affiliated gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying a number of Coptic Christians who…

Legalize It! Attempts to Decriminalize Hashish in the Arab World

Legalize It! Attempts to Decriminalize Hashish in the Arab World

“Hashish is illegal, and alcohol is legal. But why? One causes inebriation, and the other is inebriating. Both are forbidden. Both damage your health. Hashish…

Past Attempts at Kurdish Independence: Five Failed Republics

Past Attempts at Kurdish Independence: Five Failed Republics

"If we go back in history, the Republic of Mahabad in northern Iran was extremely rushed, causing a huge setback for Kurdish hope for decades."…

Slow Death for Basic Rights: Palestinian Hunger Strikers Speak Out

Slow Death for Basic Rights: Palestinian Hunger Strikers Speak Out

On April 17, over 1,500 Palestinian prisoners, out of a total of 6,500 in Israeli prisons, began an open hunger strike demanding better conditions. Palestinian…

Could the Nile Flow Through Saudi Arabia?

Could the Nile Flow Through Saudi Arabia?

Could water from the historic River Nile irrigate the barren deserts of Saudi Arabia? This peculiar idea was proposed nearly 40 years ago by Prince…

Are the Nuba of Sudan Planning Yet Another Secession?

Are the Nuba of Sudan Planning Yet Another Secession?

Sudanese assistant to the President, Ibrahim Mahmoud, recently declared that the attempts to incite struggle in Sudan over the past 27 years have failed. Paradoxically, …