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Sinai mountains

It's 3:00 pm on Saturday, a day after the Karm al-Qawadees attack in Sheikh Zuwayed that killed over 30 soldiers.

Arish — that city whose palms have given shade to the people of the isolated peninsula — has changed. Passersby, shop...

“One day, not very far from now, Europe will wake up to a nightmare.”

I made this comment to friends during a 2012 visit to Europe. They swiftly dismissed it. Yet just two years later, with Islamic State (IS) supporters demonstrating...

Warning: This article contains material of distressing nature related to sexual violence.

It was a cold English Christmas when I first met her in 2007. Her therapist was off and I was called in to deal with...

Issa Murad

On Wednesday, October 30, composer and oud performer Issa Murad brought his young group Joussour to Cairo for a challenging performance at the Opera House.

Joussour was born at the end of 2012, and its name translates as “bridges”...

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