Head elsewhere!

June 16, 2014

Recent interesting reads Some of the basic (but not well known enough) facts about Iraq and why it is in the place where it is today in this blog post by intellectual and commentator Juan Cole. Musawah is an interesting initiative by a group of Muslim feminists doing interesting...

Head elsewhere!

May 28, 2014

Recent interesting reads A new study sheds light on the hard situation for Syrian refugees in Lebanon – it shows that over 90% view them as “symbolic threats”. I wrote about the anti-Syrian racism and discrimination for Swedish Amnesty last year, find the article here. Rana Jarbou writes about...

Behind the bus station

October 7, 2012

The Charles Helou bus station in Beirut is not among the most charming places in the city. It’s set right under a the highway that leads north, and it lacks things like silence, a rosy smell and access to direct sunlight. But it’s always an interesting place to visit...