Summary: Arab Digest’s editor talks to Mai al-Nakib about her debut novel, a sweeping and panoramic portrait of five generations of women.
Summary: Western governments have a long history of covering up for Arab dictators. The latest Home Office information notes on Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood show a new twist in an old story.
Summary: as outside players become more engaged and the violence in Sudan gathers pace so too does the risk of a major conflagration that could engulf the region.
Summary: desperate African migrants are using war-torn Yemen as a transit route with most attempting to reach Saudi Arabia but they are suffering appalling violence both inside Yemen and from Saudi forces at the border.
Summary: a desperate economic situation is causing more and more young Tunisians to flee the country; despair is rising daily and hope is fading rapidly as the dreams of the 2011 Jasmine Revolution recede further into the distance.
Summary: as the economy crashes irregular migration has surged to levels not seen since 2011 with new routes, methods and actors becoming involved.
Summary: the war and the humanitarian disaster it has caused have received intermittent coverage but the story of Yemen’s 4.3 million IDPs has been virtually ignored.
Summary: Emmanuel Macron carried off a charm offensive with Algeria’s President Tebboune securing a rapprochement that promises much but provides little in the way of concrete details.
Summary: with EU authorities investing in deterrence and containment, while abandoning people in distress at sea, the central Mediterranean Sea remains deadly.
Summary: despite concerns that crypto currencies may violate Islamic jurisprudence and conceal criminal activities, several MENA countries are surging forward in the race to establish pre-eminence in a rapidly emerging financial sector with the potential for staggering profits.