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Why I will not be a part of the Sudanese revolution

Why I will not be a part of the Sudanese revolution

I never thought when I decided to write this article that it would coincide with a teacher’s death in detention..

Syrian parliament approves law granting women new rights, but critics in the country say it does not go far enough

Syrian parliament approves law granting women new rights, but critics in the country say it does not go far enough

Syria’s parliament introduced a series of laws earlier this month meant to improve women’s rights after eight years of war in which Syrian women paid a heavy price, often displaced or left to lead households in the wake of the violence..

Saudi Arabia inaugurates a wax museum in Riyadh, overturning centuries of orthodox rejection of 'idolatry'

Saudi Arabia inaugurates a wax museum in Riyadh, overturning centuries of orthodox rejection of 'idolatry'

If one had proposed such an idea two years ago, it would have led to charges of insanity, or charges by the ‘Hisbah,’ the Islamic religious police, for attempting to destroy religious values..

Our Favorite 5 Podcasts of 2018

Our Favorite 5 Podcasts of 2018

It’s that time of year—the end of it. And what a year 2018 was for podcasts in the Middle East.

Jihad and Hezbollah's Domestic and Regional Aspirations

Jihad and Hezbollah's Domestic and Regional Aspirations

Although often associated with Sunni movements, jihad has been adopted by Hezbollah in its delicate negotiations of power domestically and within the region.

Khashoggi: A message to our Community and the West

Khashoggi: A message to our Community and the West

The murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is not the first of its kind committed by an Arab country. The prisons of Bahrain, Egypt, Syria,…

Jamal Khashoggi, a friendship that ended too soon

Jamal Khashoggi, a friendship that ended too soon

Six months ago, a well-connected Arab American friend who worked as a consultant in Saudi Arabia organised a dinner at Fig & Olive in Washington…

The Magic of Food Porn

The Magic of Food Porn

Food porn has enabled people to cultivate a new-found passion by celebrating something that brings us all together

The Marriage of Minors in Lebanon: Between the Rule of Sects and the State’s Incompetence

The Marriage of Minors in Lebanon: Between the Rule of Sects and the State’s Incompetence

"I don't want to live with him, I want to study and live with my family"...