In Cairo, anthropologist Andrea Rugh overheard Egyptian friends talking in animated tones about a beloved advice column they awaited eagerly each week. The wildly popular column, published in Al-Ahram, a widely read, quasi-governmental newspaper, featured advice on a wide range of issues.
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has suffered his first electoral defeat since he came to power. The decisive victory of opposition’s mayoral candidate Ekrem İmamoğlu at the end of last month is especially problematic for Mr.
U.S. President Donald Trump has been vocal about his desire to broker a peace deal between Israel and Palestine.
Last week’s sabotage of oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz and a recent drone attack on a Saudi oil refinery by Iranian-backed Houthi rebels have increased talk of war with Iran in regional dailies.
Yet another cycle of violence between Israel and Palestine started and ended over the weekend, prompting regional observers to write some familiar op-eds. Outside of Israel, many condemned the disproportionate violence against the Palestinians in the Occupied Territories.
Egyptian voters have overwhelmingly approved constitutional reforms extending the length of presidential terms, enabling President Abdul Fattah el-Sisi to continue ruling for the next decade.
What began weeks ago in Sudan as a protest against rising food prices has resulted in the dramatic ousting and subsequent imprisonment of the country’s longtime ruler, Omar Al Bashir.
Abdul Aziz Bouteflika, president of Algeria for the last twenty years, has resigned in the face of largely peaceful protests around the country. Mr. Bouteflika has been in the public eye since the war of liberation against France, more than sixty years ago.
U.S. President Donald Trump recently tweeted that his administration will recognize Israel’s annexation of the Syrian Golan Heights. The announcement, which has largely been received with shock by media in the region, upends over five decades of U.S.
The senseless murder of fifty Muslim worshippers during Friday religious services in Christchurch, New Zealand has elicited strong reactions across the region.