Politics

What does "Tribally Wanted" mean in Iraq?

What does "Tribally Wanted" mean in Iraq?

It is not uncommon in Iraq to see "tribally wanted" emblazoned in red paint on residential buildings to declare that the owners of the marked…

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…

Your Comprehensive Guide to the Disputed Territories of the Arab World

Your Comprehensive Guide to the Disputed Territories of the Arab World

Although Palestine is the only land in the Arab world that most Arabs agree on labeling as an occupied territory, there are many territorial disputes…

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…