Strangled in debt
Incredible: women in Egypt get 10-year sentences for debts of a few thousand dollars (incurred to help their husbands)
egypt  women  debt 
2 days ago
Resisting Nazis, He Saw Need for Israel. Now He Is Its Critic
91-year-old whose family were Nazi resisters loses relatives in Gaza bombing. Amazing story.
2 days ago
The Sisi Doctrine
Michael Hanna on Egypt's emerging FP.
Egypt  sisi 
3 days ago
Fareed Zakaria: The fantasy of Middle Eastern moderates - WaPo
Pro-Syria intervention folks not going to like this.
6 days ago
Saving the Middle East's Past
Ursula for the Chronicle of Higher Ed: Scholars scramble with online tools and volunteer efforts to save the region's heritage from obliteration
middle  east  heritage  archaeology 
6 days ago
U.S. Pulls Back on Plans for a Mountain Rescue - NYT
Situation improved for Yazidis thru Pershmerga rescue
Iraq  yazidis 
6 days ago
Egypt’s Fondness for Foreigners - NYT
Alaa Aswany, being schizophrenic. Good historical anecdotes tho.
Egypt  alaaalaswany 
6 days ago
In Syria's starving Yarmuk camp, a pianist conjures hope
"the 26-year-old plays the piano in streets littered with debris, his face growing thinner with each passing month."
9 days ago
Let Sunnis Defeat Iraq’s Militants - NYT
Interesting op-ed by Iraqiyya politicians against Maliki.
24 days ago
In Sudan, the Janjaweed Rides Again
Bashir has made a militia notorious for its atrocities into his personal army.
sudan  bashir  darfur  janjaweed 
5 weeks ago
'It's Like Jail Here'
Watching the World Cup finals in the labor camps of Qatar by
football  qatar  labor  from twitter_favs
5 weeks ago
Saudi Arabia’s Duplicitous Legalism
An good article from last month. Waleed Abu al-Khair has just been given 15 years.
SaudiArabia  repression  human  rights 
5 weeks ago
Iran’s Agony in Syria
Captured document reveals infighting, manpower shortage - must read.
iran  syria 
5 weeks ago
A year of legal setbacks
Meet Adly Mansour, Egypt's most autocratic 'president'.
adlymansour  egypt 
5 weeks ago
Kurdish Independence: Harder Than It Looks
Joost Hiltermann on the Kirkuk problem and more.
iraq  hiltermann  kurds  kirkuk 
6 weeks ago
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