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Millennials and Specialty Coffee: a Story, a Saga and a Love Affair

Millennials and Specialty Coffee: a Story, a Saga and a Love Affair

Specialty coffee shops offer a different experience to customers, here is what they promise and why they are popular

Oil in Lebanon: Gift or Curse?

Oil in Lebanon: Gift or Curse?

In December 2009, a US energy company, Noble Energy, discovered oil and gas reserves in the Eastern Mediterranean Basin.  The area, dubbed the Levant Basin,…

Sailing the Seven Seas: From Myths to Unlikely Friendships

Sailing the Seven Seas: From Myths to Unlikely Friendships

An unlikely friendship between sailors and a sultan, and the powerful role of the sea in Islamic history

Shaving Practices: the "Halal" & the "Haram"

Shaving Practices: the "Halal" & the "Haram"

Al-Bukhaari and Muslim narrated from Abu Hurayrah that the Prophet (PBUH) said: “The fitrah is five things – or five things are part of the…

Window Into Tangier

Window Into Tangier

Tangier: the city whose landscape is like a palimpsest of histories, cultures and cosmopolitan identities.