Ashura: Its Origins and Rituals

Celebrated every 10th of Muharram (the first month in the Islamic Hijri calendar), the Day of Ashura holds great historical and religious significance for Muslims worldwide. This year, Ashura is observed on September 20.

Editorial: Inside Arabia Launches Unprecedented #SaveYemen Campaign Aimed at UN General Assembly

As the UN General Assembly session gets underway in New York City this week, Inside Arabia is launching #SaveYemen, a massive public awareness campaign demanding that the United Nations act now to stop the war that has resulted in the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.  Thousands of Yemeni civilians are being slaughtered and millions are at risk of starving to death or dying of preventable diseases.

Sisi’s Fortress Mentality Manifested in Egypt’s New Capital

Sisi’s new Cairo is just one indication of a multi-prong strategy to clamp down on civil rights, freedom of expression, and independence of the judiciary.
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Editorial: Reflections on 9/11

On the 17th anniversary of the tragic events of 9/11 and the advent of the Muslim new year, we remember those who lost their lives and in honor of their memories cherish the tolerance that is at the core of the American people’s values so we may rise above condemning a whole population for the crimes of a select few.
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The Enduring Significance of Mahmoud Darwish’s Controversial Poem “Identity Card”

Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish’s “Identity Card” sparked much political controversy when it was published in 1964.

John McCain’s Complicated Legacy in the Arab World

Arabs and non-Arabs alike will long debate the late Senator John McCain’s legacy as the long-term effects of the military campaigns that he supported have yet to be fully realized in Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East.

Can Promoting Arab Women as Entrepreneurs Make a Difference? Or will age-old stereotypes relegate th...

The economic and business roles of Arab women have been discussed for more than two decades and initiatives have been launched on the consensus that their participation is worth promoting.

Separated Families and Lost Opportunities: The Cost of Closed Borders between Algeria and Morocco

Efforts to reopen the borders have repeatedly failed, and keeping them closed costs both countries billions of dollars annually. What are the prospects reaching a compromise?

Regional Merry-Go-Round – While Key Issues Continue to Dog Lebanon’s Government in Formation, End to...

It has long been said somewhat cynically that Lebanon’s raison d’être is to serve as the proxy battlefield for everything in contention in the region and beyond.