Many of my family and friends look back on the region's cultural glory days of the 50s and 60s with longing—but that era also contained the seeds of terror, war, and sectarianism.
Saadawi is the author of 56 books and has been imprisoned for her writing, which condemns how women have and continue to be treated in the Middle East. We talked religion, capitalism, and the state of Egyptian politics.
The barrier will be equipped with an electronic sensor system, observation towers, and drones. But can Tunisia keep out an enemy that has already found its way inside?
Because most Palestinian farmland in the West Bank is in areas that are controlled by the Israeli army, farmers are routinely prevented from accessing their own land because of "security reasons."
The Israeli government insists that it wants peace more than anything, but its actions can seem deliberately provocative.
Fighting in Syria and Iraq is illegal, even if you join the Kurds against the Islamic State. Adelaide lawyer and war veteran Ralph Bleechmore offers advice to those who want to go anyway.
The Australian Defense Minister said, "Two days ago, the Air Task Group completed its first strike against a Daesh strike in eastern Syria, destroying an armored personnel carrier."
I spent the 14th anniversary of 9/11 asking kids born around the time of the attacks what they think about the day we will never forget.
In the fifth episode of Hip-Hop in the Holy Land, host Mike Skinner spends the day with local celebrity Saz who is a rapper, actor and in his words, the first Palestinian / Arab / Middle Eastern sex symbol.
Some critics are claiming that the recent spate of ISIS-mockery in the West and Arab world may not only be insulting to those whose lives ISIS has upended, but may actually help the group.
We met with director Jake Witzenfeld to talk about his new documentary that follows the struggles and victories of three young, gay Palestinian men in Tel Aviv.
Fuck the Fourth of July.
The proliferation of threats across the Middle East has forced the US to focus its defense strategy on bolstering the military capabilities of its strongest ally in a region perpetually gutted by turmoil.
My dad was a journalist when he was kidnapped by Islamic militants in Beirut in 1985, three months before I was born. But it's American laws that have made figuring out what happened a nightmare.
The Outpost was founded in the wake of the Arab Spring, and today it's still trying to keep that movement's ideals alive.
Exploring why more and more porn studios have started to make films featuring the headscarf.
When my dad left Iran in the 1970s he came to the UK and made a new life as a doctor. Why is he planning to vote for a political party that rejects immigrants?
We talked to two photographers from the Rawiya collective about Western misconceptions and the challenges of working as a female photographer in Egypt and elsewhere.
Australian Defence Force personnel will today begin a training exercise with the United States and the Philippines in the contested waters of the South China Sea.
Not far from Libya's border, the town of Ben Gardane is rife with smuggling, illegal money trading, and jihadist recruitment.
In February, Khamis Gewargis Khamis left his wife and kids to fight for the Assyrian Christian militia.
The aftermath of the murder of a 24-year-old British woman captures the uneasy mix of conservatism and behind-closed-doors hedonism in the Persian Gulf state.
We talked to the director of a new documentary about a pioneering girls' school in Afghanistan, and the effect that the departure of Western forces will have on the country.
Would Iran be a temperamental loose cannon like North Korea? Would they immediately push the Big Red Button and blow up Tel Aviv? What is everyone so afraid of?