Tag Archives: iraq


It wouldn’t be surprising if Leila Hussein was being made an example of. This wouldn’t be the first time, nor the last time, in today’s brutalized Iraq

Notes from the Dubai International Film Festival: The Battle for Haditha

This article is part of a series on various films at DIFF 2007. Nick Broomfield’s “The Battle for Haditha” has not yet gotten enough press. In some ways, this is understandable. Despite the explosive subject matter, this is a low-key film. There are no big-name actors, no enormous budget, and, most importantly, the picture’s stylistic […]

Motorcycle Diaries Part V

After strenuous soul-searching and tortured contemplation, I have finally devised an ingenious solution to the violence that plagues our region. The problem, however, is that I am serious.

Motorcycle Diaries Part III

Our columnist returns with another segment of his diaries, and provides a sarcastic view on the advertising and movie industries.

Babylon Burning

What can we do to denounce an illegal war and a cultural genocide of the worst kind that still goes on in Iraq?

Reclaiming Islam in this Summer of Terror

“It’s good to be alive this morning,” my friend Firas wrote on MSN Messenger. It was the morning of July 23, 2005. The world had just woken up to news of the massive bombs in Sharm Al-Sheikh, a car bomb in the heart of the buzzing night life of Beirut, and various stories related to […]

The Kindness of Strangers

Will women in Iraq be able to make their own choices?

Towards a New Arab Movement

The author argues that it’s time for all Arabs who believe in democracy and unity to come together.