Politics

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, …

The Story of Al-Azhar’s Shi’ite Origins

The Story of Al-Azhar’s Shi’ite Origins

On April 4, 970, Fatimid General Jawhar al-Siqilli (or “the Sicilian”, as he was sometimes known) ordered the construction of Al-Azhar mosque in Cairo. Though…

In Iraq, Islamists Confiscate and Sell Locals' Properties

In Iraq, Islamists Confiscate and Sell Locals' Properties

Since 2014, confiscating and seizing of property has become increasingly prevalent in Iraq, with thousands of homes and properties being sold, without their owners’ knowledge.…

After the Massacre: The Children of Idlib and the Syrian Saga

After the Massacre: The Children of Idlib and the Syrian Saga

Yet another in the unabating stream of gruesome images from six years of equally unabating atrocity—so much so that words like “gruesome” and “atrocity” ring…

The Death Rattle of Islamic State’s Moroccan Fighters

The Death Rattle of Islamic State’s Moroccan Fighters

As the siege on Islamic State closes in, particularly in the Iraqi city of Mosul, and Raqqa in Syria, the fate of Moroccan fighters is…

Arab Women at War: Battles, Assassinations, and Army Leaders

Arab Women at War: Battles, Assassinations, and Army Leaders

Throughout Islamic history, women have played a prominent role in war. Aisha, considered the mother of all believers, was part of the Battle of the…