"Caught" in translation
The Arabic translator got caught in a net designed for terror and gang leaders. (The Intercept)
Mohamed Yousry was completing his doctoral dissertation in Middle Eastern Studies when a series of events, including the accusation of conspiracy, upended his quiet academic life. Released in 2011 after spending 16 months in prison, today Yousry is free, but his criminal record has prevented him from finding employment.
Source: The Intercept
Welcome to the Party, America! 11 Muslim women who have been PM or President
When it comes to granting women the vote, the US still lags behind some other countries - including a Muslim country like Azerbaijan. So it’s nice that a major US party now seems likely to put forward a woman as standard bearer.
Source: Informed Comment
Where is the photographer of Yarmouk?
Niraz Saied, a 24-year-old Palestinian photographer, had stared death in the eye many times since Yarmouk has been under siege. Through his big passion, photography, he sought to give visibility to the camp’s forgotten stories and to amplify the voices of those struggling everyday to survive. Through his camera, he wanted to show that the camp still had room for life and love after all.
Source: Electronic Intifada
Nearly 1,000 Bedouin structures demolished in past year
The waves of demolitions have displaced thousands of Bedouin over the past three years, and around half of these demolitions are carried out in recognized villages.