Saudi royal calls for regime change in Riyadh
Letters criticize leaders over war in Yemen, falling oil prices
KSA  royals 
6 days ago
25 Amazing Photos from Hajj 1953
I bookmarked these great pics just before the stampede tragedy
hajj  KSA 
6 days 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 
6 days ago
The strange Middle East focus of Banksy's Dismaland
Good overview, but never explains what exactly is "strange"
banksy  middle  east 
6 days ago
How the US fuelled the rise of Isis in Syria and Iraq
2012 Pentagon report welcomed establishment of "Salafist principality"
15 days ago
Political desertification
Good description for Egyptian political scene
egypt  politics 
15 days ago
Godfathers & Thieves
Elizabeth Dickinson's new book on the Syrian diaspora and the uprising against Assad.
22 days ago
Maroc : « La progression des islamistes est un sérieux problème pour la monarchie »
It might be a bigger problem if they had no legitimate parties left to co-opt
morocco  PJD  elections 
29 days ago
Une « révolution des ordures » au Liban ?
Analysis of "You Stink" movement (in French)
29 days ago
Two Years, Eight Months and Twenty‑Eight Nights
Ursula Leguin (!) reviews Salman Rushdie's latest.
review  rushdie  literature 
29 days ago
'Arabs Without God' translated
Brian Whitaker's book on atheism available in Arabic.
4 weeks ago
Why I tweeted the photo of the dead Syrian toddler
From Liz Sly, who's been reporting on Syria for years
syria  media 
4 weeks ago
Great idea: displaced Syrians act as online Arabic tutors
arabic  education 
5 weeks ago
Donne che mordono donne
In Italian: testimony of medieval practices of ISIS female police
5 weeks ago
Eric Laurent interpellé pour chantage au Roi
French journalists accused of blackmailing the king of Morocco
morocco  blackmail  media 
5 weeks ago
The disgrace we should not embrace
Khaled Mansour on Egypt's human rights council.
egypt  humanrights 
5 weeks ago
Brookings | Rethinking Political Islam
Essays on Islamists in various countries.
5 weeks ago
Lebanon’s Un-collected Problems
Sahar Atrache on Beirut's garbage crisis
5 weeks ago
You Can't Stop the Signal
Great piece by Mahmoud Salem.
6 weeks ago
Imprisoned activist Alaa Abd El Fattah speaks from Tora | Mada Masr
Imprisoned Egyptian activist @alaa on prisons as sites of violations, extremism and boredom
6 weeks ago
Look At This: The Unthinkable
Five minutes of beautiful, heart-rending photos from Yemen
6 weeks ago
The Republic of Fear
Strong words from Amr Hamzawy on Sisi's Egypt.
amrhamzawy  Egypt 
6 weeks ago
Foreign Policy by Bumper Sticker | The National Interest
Many good points here, esp. on Obama in Libya and Syria.
6 weeks ago
On writing about sexual violence
From one of the volunteers who worked to defend Egyptian women from assault
egypt  sex  violence 
6 weeks ago
Religioscope: Étude: l'État islamique
Study on IS by Olivier Moos [French]
7 weeks ago
The Chinese Lingerie Venders of Egypt
Another great piece from Peter Hessler
egypt  china  lingerie 
7 weeks ago
The langue de Moliere gets a north African infusion
Nothing so new, but I love hearing about new French slang
france  arabic  slang 
7 weeks ago
Girls gone wild, parties gone bad
An analysis of a hit Ramadan soap about drug addiction
7 weeks ago
So…Yalla, Bye | Foreign Office Blogs
Funny send-off by departing UK ambassador
7 weeks ago
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