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New phone, Who is this? From the Diary of an Arab Millennial

New phone, Who is this? From the Diary of an Arab Millennial

“I still love you” read the text message received at 3am. I know he doesn’t, I know he never did, I know he only likes…

Lebanese Youth, Stuck in Déjà-vu

Lebanese Youth, Stuck in Déjà-vu

  I watched as a car parade honked by, during municipal election-day on 8 May 2016. Young adults my age spilled out the windows, waving…

Purge: From the Diary of an Arab Millennial

Purge: From the Diary of an Arab Millennial

I’m fairly realistic for an age where I’m supposed to be dreamy, hopeful and jolly. I know how the world works, I know it’s not…

Summertime Stress: From the Diary of an Arab Millennial

Summertime Stress: From the Diary of an Arab Millennial

I remember when summer meant a Jersey Shore tan, endless beach days, games with relatives that end up with fights and long warm summer nights.…

A Single Day at a Hospital in Northern Syria

A Single Day at a Hospital in Northern Syria

“Women are the revolution” and “I will not emigrate”. The two signs greet us as we enter northern Syria. Along both sides of the roads, you…

Syria Undocumented: Displaced Children Struggle for Birth Certificates

Syria Undocumented: Displaced Children Struggle for Birth Certificates

Um Samir and Um Jamil live in Jaramana, in the eastern countryside of Damascus. The two women, who preferred not to share their full names,…

Painful Facts About the World’s Largest Open-Air Prison

Painful Facts About the World’s Largest Open-Air Prison

A few days ago, Haaretz published an article by the Israeli author, Rogel Alpher, in which he warns Israelis that it should be of no…

A Prisoner Suffocating: My Experience in Egyptian Prisons

A Prisoner Suffocating: My Experience in Egyptian Prisons

#مسجون_مخنوق or #Suffocating_Prisoner. My throat dried up when I saw this hashtag. I could barely swallow the lump that had formed in my throat. The painful…

Arab Countries Ranked Worst on the Global Emotions Report

Arab Countries Ranked Worst on the Global Emotions Report

Do you know what Arab country has the most positive attitude? And which people were found to be most expressive of their feelings and anger?…