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Fighting Faith

As clashes in Dammaj, in the northern province of Saada, intensify, officials in the Yemeni capital are growing more and …

Islamist Infighting

On one warm Cairo Wednesday recently, Salafist Al-Nour Party Secretary-General Galal Murra awkwardly hemmed and hawed his way through a …

A View from the Bridge

I have only covered war twice in my life: once in 2006, when I was young and reckless and wanted …

Blowing up the Al-Nusra Front

In the past two years, Western media coverage has focused on the growing popularity of Salafist jihadi groups like the …

Déjà Vu in Cairo

I arrived at the hotel at 4:30 p.m. I left my baggage in the room, picked up the map and …

Chipping Away at the Copts

A large, rolled-up Arabic rug lies hazardously across the front entrance of St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox church in Kensington, London. …