Meeting the Tourists Still Travelling to the Deserted Resort of Sharm El Sheikh
The once popular Egyptian seaside town has been mostly abandoned since the terrorist attack on a Russian. But the few holidaymakers who do go have all the beach chairs and buffets to themselves.
The Beauty of Islam Brought Me Out of the Closet
I grew up in the evangelical household to rule all evangelical households—but it was an immersion in Islamic culture when I was a teenager that showed me who I really am.
An Interview with Nawal el Saadawi, One of Egypt’s Most Badass Political Dissidents
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.
Is Egypt’s Proposed €40 Billion Custom-Built Mega City Realistic or Completely Insane?
They want it to house five million people, have a green space twice the size of Central Park, an amusement park four times the size of Disneyland, and an airport as big as Heathrow. Oh, and they'd like it to be finished in seven years, please.
Photographing the Middle East in Peacetime
Photographer Jade Cantwell travelled through Syria, Lebanon, Israel and Egypt in the months before the Arab Spring. Several years later, her photos are reminders of the lives behind the news reports.