Will There Be a Second Arab Spring?
BRICK BY BRICK
The Secret Lives of Cairo’s Embassies
The city’s embassies have come to form a kind of timeline in bricks and mortar for ‘who’s hot’ and ‘who’s not’ in the Arab World.
GROPED AND GRABBED
Sexually Harassed—and Cruelly Arrested—in Egypt
President al-Sisi’s security forces may have wanted to send a message to Fathy’s husband to stop investigating the death of an Italian researcher.
Georges Azzi: My Fight for LGBT Rights in the Middle East
The executive director of the Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality reveals how to campaign for LGBT equality in some of the most hostile countries in the world.
Raiders of the Lost Art
ISIS Threatened Ancient Art. 3-D Printing Will Save It.
Wars, tourism, and terrorists have threatened delicate artifacts of the past, but 3-D printing will safeguard it.
WITH FRIENDS LIKE HIM ...
Trump’s Jerusalem Gesture Hurts His Arab Allies’ Credibility
Muslim calls for ‘days of rage’ have followed Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. But the long-term impact is less likely to be explosive than corrosive.
‘We Are Being Hunted’: LGBTQ Egyptians Are Living in Fear
LGBTQ people in Egypt who have been targeted by the country’s virulently anti-gay authorities tell The Daily Beast of their fear, misery, and the degradation of being incarcerated.
The Buried Secrets of the World’s Very First Lighthouse
For 1600 years, the Pharos stood on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea guiding ships into the port of Alexandria, before an earthquake consigned it to the bottom of the ocean.