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Why Do Dictators Kill Cartoonists?

Why Do Dictators Kill Cartoonists?

Naji al-Ali was the most significant cartoonist in the Arab world; his works have been published in almost every publication of Arab media, but thirty years ago, he was gunned down on the streets of London—where he had fled to from Kuwait three years earlier upon receiving death threats. The unknown killers were never arrested, […]

The Two Middle Easts!

The Two Middle Easts!

The term “Middle East” used to combine two different regions both inhabited by Arabs: Egypt and North Africa countries along with Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Iraq and Yemen, on the one hand, and the rest of the Arabian Peninsula states: Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and UAE on the other. Differentiating the two groups of countries […]

Qatar Crisis: How Media Can Start Wars and End a State

Qatar Crisis: How Media Can Start Wars and End a State

It was unexpected, but it happened. A member of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf is being harshly punished by neighbors and members in the same Arab league. According to the Arabic calendar, the tenth day of Ramadhan reminds Arabs of their victory over Israel’s occupant troops in Sinai (Egypt) and […]

Constitutional Court of South Korea ruled to formally oust President Park Geun-hye

Constitutional Court of South Korea ruled to formally oust President Park Geun-hye

As expected and wished by millions of Korean citizens, the Constitutional Court of South Korea ruled to formally oust President Park Geun-hye from office on charges of corruption and abuse of power. After voting of the Constitutional Court, Park become the first South Korean president to lose office through parliamentary impeachment. The situation my not affect […]

The Political Egyptian-Korean Swing of the Presidential Case

The Political Egyptian-Korean Swing of the Presidential Case

Sometimes, it feels like political news comes as an immediate response to the political situation of another country. One clear example is the same corruption found in many Egyptian governmental establishments that actually got the Korean President, Park Geun-hye, impeached by the Korean parliament. Despite the chaos it is causing in Korea, many citizens of […]

The Cosmo Modern Citizen as a Man of Media

The Cosmo Modern Citizen as a Man of Media

The “Red Danger” is not limited to a certain political ear. While this referred to the fear of Communism in the late 40s and 50s, the “Red Danger” was challenged in the United States by the Republican Senator Joseph P. McCarthy of Wisconsin who spent almost five years trying to expose communists and other left-wing […]

Arabian “Sex” Nights in the Gulf States

Arabian “Sex” Nights in the Gulf States

Until recent years, a special religious force, known with a long phrase entitled “The Authority to Call for Good Deeds, and Ask for not Doing Sins,” used to be seen in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s streets chasing women not wearing veils and punishing men who refused to close their shops to enroll themselves in […]

To Be or Not to Be a President!

To Be or Not to Be a President!

In every continent, there was a certain time when one country – at least – was facing a presidential crisis. Actually, 2016 showed us that we need to redefine the process to elect a person for presidency, then ask him / or her, to step down. Asia was not an exception. To begin, look at […]

The New World Literary Voice from Nigeria

The New World Literary Voice from Nigeria

Interviewed by: Ashraf Aboul-Yazid (Dali) Abubakar Adam Ibrahim is a Nigerian writer and journalist. He is the author of the novel Season of Crimson Blossoms (published by Cassava Republic Press, London in 2016 and Parresia Publishers, Lagos, 2015), which recent won the Nigeria Prize for Literature, one of the richest literary prizes in the world. […]

El-Burullos Symposium for Painting Walls and Boats: The Asian Touch

El-Burullos Symposium for Painting Walls and Boats: The Asian Touch

Five hours long northward was the journey time from Cairo to El-Burullos city, on the banks of a huge lake with the same name, connected with the Mediterranean Sea. The lands were green farms, mixed with waves of palm trees under the magic blue – white carpet of the autumn season. I was eager to […]

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