The Power and Privilege Issue
How Jordan’s First LGBTQ Online Magazine Began
After being outed and bullied for being gay, Khalid Abdel-Hadi decided to change the conversation about LGBTQ people in the Arab world.
Arab Women Talk About What They've Done to Avoid an Arranged Marriage
"He said he hated the smell of cigarettes, so I took up smoking."
Why Iran's First Contemporary Arab Art Exhibit Was Important
A bizarre void in a dynamic Iranian art scene was filled this spring.
The Anti-War Congressman Who Wants Muslim Countries to Deal With the Islamic State
Should America really be trying to fix Iraq again?
Surprisingly Only 50 People Died During This Weekend's Elections in Afghanistan
With 50 people killed in Taliban attacks, the final round of Afghanistan's presidential elections passed more quietly than expected.
Ladies Wore Bikinis, Not Burkas, in La Goulette
The stories old-timers tell about the Tunisia suburb run counter to the way the West views the Arab World. It was a place where three religions and five languages intermixed, Jews and Muslims partied together, and young ladies flaunted their beach...
Students Are Still Dying in Egypt
After the country’s bloodiest summer, the trail of bodies is reinforcing one of the mainstays of the Mubarak era: unexplained deaths, denials by authorities.
The Bedouin News
The Bedouin News – A Rise from the Saudi People Means a Rise in the Cost of, Well, Everything
The Arab Spring is heating up in Saudi Arabia, and that might make everything in the entire world much, much more expensive.
The Catholic Guilt Issue
Hell On Earth
Situated at the southernmost tip of the Middle East, just across the Gulf of Aden from Somalia, Yemen is the region's poorest country, and one of the more heavily armed Arab nations.
Bruno Bayley, Photos: Paul Stephens