Lebanon Can Survive Bombings but Not Its Own Failing State
The real threat to stability in Lebanon, by Thanassis Cambanis
lebanon  bombing 
13 days ago
WP: Russian and Egyptian officials not to be trusted on airline crash
Both are "less adept at fighting terrorism than they are at lying"
egypt  russia  plane  crash 
18 days ago
President Sisi and David Cameron face the press
But not really. Insane press non-event during the recent visit.
egypt  UK  media 
18 days ago
Why is Russia bombing my town?
From Kafranbel, an epicenter of the Syrian revolution
syria  russia 
18 days ago
The Fate of a Joke in Lebanon
Comic magazine Samandal convicted of denigrating religion
freedom  of  expression  lebanon  comics 
25 days ago
J. K. Rowling and the Prisoners of Israel
Omar Robert Hamilton eloquently defends the cultural boycott of Israel
israel  boycott 
25 days ago
Busted: The Trial of Ahmed Naje
Egyptian novelist on trial for offending public morals
egypt  literature  censorship 
25 days ago
Qatar’s New Slavery Museum
Matt Hall on an unexpected exhibit
qatar  slavery 
26 days ago
The Door for Many Middle East Scholars is Slamming Shut
On restrictions and suspicions scholars face today
middle  east  academia 
4 weeks ago
Dinner with Elias Khoury
Nice account by @arablit. I have fond memories of after-class drinks with Khoury.
elias  khoury  arab  lit 
5 weeks ago
Whatever happened to Middle Eastern studies?
Interesting -- they are now "Islamic" studies
middle  east  academia 
5 weeks ago
A coup busted? | Mada Masr
Hossam Bahgat on an alleged coup against Sisi.
egypt  sisi 
5 weeks ago
Saudi royal calls for regime change in Riyadh
Letters criticize leaders over war in Yemen, falling oil prices
KSA  royals 
8 weeks ago
25 Amazing Photos from Hajj 1953
I bookmarked these great pics just before the stampede tragedy
hajj  KSA 
8 weeks ago
The Bored Jihadi — ISIS Foreign fighter frustrations
From a while ago. Full translation of long complaint about Arab brothers' bad habits.
ISIS  foreign  fighters 
8 weeks ago
The strange Middle East focus of Banksy's Dismaland
Good overview, but never explains what exactly is "strange"
banksy  middle  east 
8 weeks ago
How the US fuelled the rise of Isis in Syria and Iraq
2012 Pentagon report welcomed establishment of "Salafist principality"
9 weeks ago
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