Egypt Bans Free Travel To Certain Countries

Egypt Bans Free Travel To Certain Countries

The Egyptian Ministry of Interior has issued a ban on free travel for Egyptian citizens who are seeking to visit a number of countries around the region. They must first submit their passport and get a security clearance from the Egyptian passport authorities to obtain permission to travel, which could take 15-30 days. According to […]

Why I’m Not Apologizing For ISIS

Why I’m Not Apologizing For ISIS

By Abu Bakr Shawky

During the height of Israel’s most recent attack on Gaza in late Summer 2014, I came across a piece by Sam Harris titled “Why don’t I criticize Israel?”. If you know Harris, you know he is one of the most popular atheist activists (although he dislikes the label of “atheism”), you know about his continuous […]

Discovering MENA: Bahrain’s Political Crisis

Discovering MENA: Bahrain’s Political Crisis

On Nov. 22, Bahrain held a first round of legislative and local elections. Similar to what has happened with the majority of events that have taken place in the country throughout the last few years, few in the media refer to both the vote itself and the circumstances surrounding it. Bahrain sets itself as a […]

Discovering MENA – Turkey and IS: Calculated Ambivalence or Uncontrollable Fear?

Discovering MENA – Turkey and IS: Calculated Ambivalence or Uncontrollable Fear?

“This counter-terrorism campaign will be waged through a steady, relentless effort to take out ISIL wherever they exist, using our air power and our support for partner forces on the ground. This strategy […] is consistent with the approach I outlined earlier this year: to use force against anyone who threatens America’s core interests, but […]

This Is ISIS’s Magazine ‘Dabiq’ And It’s Shockingly Legit

This Is ISIS’s Magazine ‘Dabiq’ And It’s Shockingly Legit

Warning: This article contains graphic images

Conspiracy theorists are going to have a field day speculating about “Western” funding going to the Islamic State (formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS) after seeing their new, slick magazine. Check out some pages below:     Called ‘Dabiq’, which is the name of a town in northern Syria […]

12 Things You Need to Know about ISIS

12 Things You Need to Know about ISIS

Tracking the events in Iraq – in the whole region, actually – might be a colossal task. Particularly so during the summer, when it is sometimes even difficult to grasp a single headline. We all are aware about something called ISIS – or IS, as of lately – that seems to be messing around from […]

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