• The Syrian Refugees Being Persecuted by Egypt's Government

    For the first time ever, Syrians must now obtain a visa and a security clearance before being allowed into Egypt. A side effect of this is that refugees arriving in Egypt are now met with suspicion, discrimination, and violence.

  • Appalling Violence Ravaged Cairo Again This Weekend

    Bloodshed, tear gas, and plumes of acrid black smoke are never far from the streets of Cairo these days, and they returned this weekend as police fought with supporters of Egypt's ousted Islamist president, Mohamed Morsi.

  • Notes from a Cairo Journalist Being Hounded by Spies and Thugs

    Four journalists have been shot dead in Egypt this week. Dozens of others have been arrested, and I myself—a relatively young reporter—have received death threats. I am now being followed.

  • Thailand's Full Moon Parties Have Been Taken Over by YOLO Idiots

    It’s an old cliché to bemoan what is compared to what used to be. But as the morning sun rises over the fluorescent debris and thousands of empty plastic cups from the night before, it's hard for me to do much else.

  • The Muslim Brotherhood Prepares for Its 'Day of Rage'

    “They say we are terrorists, then fine,” Mustafa said. “I will be a terrorist. I am ready to pick up a Kalashnikov and fight. In the south, we are already fighting against the coup,” he added, referencing the wild, unsourced rumours circulating among...

  • What Was the South African Military Doing in the Central African Republic?

    There is much speculation over why South African President Jacob Zuma deployed his forces to support the Central Africa Republic's clearly failing, dictatorial government. The most popular theory is that both the ANC and its members have private...