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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…
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Syrian politicians recall mass adoration of Nasser

“His eyes glimmered in a remarkable manner, projecting…
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Christmas lights re-appear after dark years for Syria’s Christians

On 1 January 2010, al-Qaeda famously bombed the Saints Church…
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Netanyahu continues to look the other way as pressure mounts

Thousands of young people marched in Tel Aviv over the weekend…