If It’s Thursday in the Middle East, It’s Time for a Wedding
The Jordanian royal wedding was one of the biggest celebrations the region has seen in decades — and, internationally, perhaps second only to that other royal wedding. Above all, it was a night to celebrate love and everything that folklore has told us to expect of a Thursday night, because across the Arab world, Thursday has become the day of weddings.
Architects in the Gulf Are Imagining Life After Air Conditioning
For centuries, people in the Gulf relied on ingenious architectural solutions to control the climate. With the arrival of modern air conditioning, architecture and lifestyles changed, but the future may look more like the past.
‘Jobless Growth’ Fuels India’s Unemployment Crisis
India’s economy has been suffering from what experts call “jobless growth,” which has failed to employ a growing workforce even as GDP continues to rise. Educated youth have been hardest hit, especially college graduates based outside major cities.
The Interrupted Rest of Greece’s Muslim Dead
The fate of Muslims who pass away in Greece is fraught with complexities and uncertainties that are now presenting Nassim and her family with unwelcome challenges. As soon as Nassim’s father died, she had to make a tough choice: bury him in Athens knowing that his body will be exhumed after three years, as per Greek law, or send his body nearly 500 miles away to Thrace, in the northeast near the Greek-Turkish border, where the country’s only Muslim cemetery is located.
After a Brief Moment of Hope, Algeria’s Free Press Falls Silent
The Hirak briefly extended the realm of the possible for the whole country. After it failed, a space like Radio M, annoying as it might have seemed at times, continued to broaden the horizon, at least for journalists, at least for a while. It showed us that it is possible to seek the truth and document and archive the years “where nothing happens.”