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The ‘Ottoman’ return to Syria, 100 years on

 This week, a 100-years ago, Ottoman troops frantically marched…
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Lebanon: A failed state

The Lebanese state is in a miserable condition, plagued by several…
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On the 40th anniversary of the Camp David Accords 1978-2018

Forty years after signing the Camp David Accords, the barriers…
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Basra: Decay of once glorious Islamic city

One hundred years ago, the port city of Basra featured in world…
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Damascus comes back to life—but only for the rich

Just earlier this year rockets were landing in parts of Damsacus…
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Duraid Lahham makes a cinematic comeback

Veteran Syrian comedian Duraid Lahham, famous across the Arab…
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Ghouta was once Syria’s bread basket

Apart from the military victory and the political symbolism that…
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Attempt to ban Spielberg film raises liberals’ fears in Lebanon

Days before premiering in Beirut, Steven Spielberg’s new film…
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Nasser at 100: how to remember the ‘godfather’ of Arab Nationalism?

f he were alive today, Gamal Abdul Nasser would be turning 100…
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Nasser’s revolutionary spirit passed onto his children

One year after Jamal Abdul Nasser’s death, TIME magazine ran…