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Putting Yemen in the Spotlight

“Anwar’s life did not go to waste,” says one of the characters in Karama Has No Walls. The Oscar-nominated documentary …

Reading Ferdowsi in Tehran

Despite numerous changes over the years, classical texts have remained the basis for Persian literature studies in Iranian schools, from …

Past meets Present in Egypt

They say that history repeats itself. Egypt’s second president, Gamal Abdel Nasser, was hailed as a hero after he headed …

Capturing the Human Story

Saddam Hussein’s scorched-earth policy in Kuwait during the 1991 Gulf War resulted in an environmental catastrophe. On assignment at the …

Learning from Past Mistakes

Jason Pack has assembled articles by both new and well-known experts on Libya to produce a book of consistently high …

The Messenger

Abdulnasser Gharem is the highest-selling artist in the Arab world. Let us get that out of the way, because as …

A Power Façade

An intriguingly titled exhibition, Sultans Are No Sultans, inaugurated the Nour Festival of Arts. Although it is the first solo …