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Jailed in Egypt for a Sexy Novel?
Will Paris Turn Off ISIS Recruits?
Al Jazeera Journalists Found Guilty
With the world watching, Egypt’s court system decided to assert itself by finding three journalists guilty, including one represented by celebrity human-rights lawyer Amal Clooney.
Italy’s Big Wedding Trafficking Scam
“Wedding traffickers” are scamming would-be immigrants and destitute Italians alike, selling hope in exchange for “I do.”
The Hidden Faces of the Al Jazeera Trial
Not all the all the accused in this infamously unfair court proceeding were journalists. Were some of them really Muslim Brotherhood activists?
Egypt’s Thought Police Jail Journalists
The seven-year sentences given former BBC reporter Peter Greste and his colleagues is a clear message that the Al-Sisi government claims a monopoly on truth.
Egypt’s Ugly, Unconvincing Elections
Those voters who are going to the polls are rabid fans of General Sisi—which is one reason most voters appear to be staying away.
Egypt Prepares to Anoint a Dictator
General Sisi has put on a business suit, but there’s no question who’s in charge as he imprisons critics, kills protestors, and prepares to assume the mantle of president.
The Golden Age of the Orient Express
To mark the 130th anniversary of the line connecting Paris to Istanbul—and forever changing the way we travel—the Arab World Institute has gone back in time with a new exhibit.