Politics

ANCIENT EGYPT: AS GOOD AS IT GETS FOR THE WORLD’S WOMEN?

TWELVE YEARS OF WAR, OVER 3 MILLION ORPHANS, AND ONE CHARITY HELPING THOUSANDS

COTTON AND REVOLUTION: IS THE EGYPTIAN GOVERNMENT AFRAID OF MAHALLA’S WORKERS?

ON SELF-MOCKERY AND RACISM WITHIN THE ARAB COMMUNITY

IRAQ: BIRTHPLACE OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS CHARTER

“YOUR TATTOO IS SO COOL AND ETHNIC, BUT WHAT DOES IT MEAN?” The origin of the “Hamsa” hand.

SAHRAWI WOMEN Resistors, fighters and the centre of society

REFLECTIONS ON THE REVOLUTION We’re not done yet!

WHO REALLY BUILT THE PYRAMIDS? Contrary to messages in popular culture, paid workers built the pyramids

ON THIS DAY 6 October

LIBYA’S LION OF THE DESERT Omar Mukhtar, the great revolutionary

FORCE FEEDING IN MAURITANIA Imposed standards of beauty are harming the women of Mauritania

THE JEWS OF MOROCCO How 1948 tore apart an ancient community

ALGERIA: CAUGHT BETWEEN THE OLD AND THE NEW

BRITISH & ARAB; I DON’T FEAR THE RISE OF THE FAR RIGHT

EGYPTIAN ELECTIONS 2014 Worth the vote?

ARAB NATIONALISM & THE CHANGING FACE OF ARAB IDENTITY

ARAB APPROPRIATION Hummus, Falafel, the Kaffieh and the ‘Hamza hand’…

HARASSMENT IS UNIVERSAL I do not know a single woman who hasn’t experienced sexual harassment at least once in her life…

THE FORGOTTEN SOLDIERS OF THE WORLD WARS Hollande very recently paid tribute to the habitually side-lined soldiers…

INTERVIEW WITH BATOUL ABUHARB Co-founder of Dunia Health

FIVE ARABS THAT MADE HISTORY Personalities from Egypt, Algeria, Iraq, Turkey and Spain…

HOW TO SELL SAND TO THE ARABS China is dependent upon the Middle East for 60% of its energy imports…

THE MIDDLE EAST IN PIECES Potential new states in the Middle East; Syria, Iraq and the Gulf…

IS A MUSLIM AN ISLAMIST?  ‘Islamist’, a word loaded with meaning and a plethora of definitions depending upon where one looks…

THE EGYPTIAN MILITARY The Egyptian military began establishing itself as an institution before Nasser’s coup in 1952…

ARABS IN FRANCE It is illegal for the French state to collect data on the racial and ethnic makeup of the country…

LAMPEDUSA This is not the first time the tiny island of Lampedusa has had to bury the dead of other nations. Frequently brushed under the carpet by European Union leaders

WHAT DOES THE WEST MEAN BY THE EGYPTIAN MILITARY’S ‘ECONOMY’? The West has resumed its negative campaign against the “economy” of the Egyptian Army, supported by lies and myths the misinformed in Egypt are happy to regurgitate…

WHO ARE THE MUSLIM BROTHER HOOD? As little as I wish to promulgate the Muslim Brotherhood ideology, this is an issue which I must address. By acknowledging a dogma so far from my own…

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