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Tampa’s Muslims Thrive, but Political Crosscurrents Create Dilemmas

Muslim American Dilemmas

Tampa’s Muslims are shaping local, statewide and national elections with the increasing political power that comes with such a substantial presence. But that influence is far from monolithic: The Muslim community’s shifting political crosscurrents and fault lines mean it doesn’t align neatly with either camp in the country’s increasingly polarized landscape.

The Enigmatic Power of Paul Kagame

Kagame's Grip on Power

Rwanda held its presidential and legislative elections on July 15. Thirty years after the 1994 genocide against the Tutsis, two-thirds of the country have grown up under only one president: Paul Kagame. New Lines dives into their lives and the nature of his power.

Textbooks of Jihad

Textbooks of Jihad

Alongside new textbooks, authorities in Sanaa have organized summer camps, in-school festivals and other educational activities that orient students toward the battlefield. As Yemen’s conflict nears its second decade, the Houthis are striving to place the next generation on a war footing and have shown no qualms about sending underage soldiers into combat.

The Algerian Natural Gas Heating Italian Homes — And Causing Social Unrest in Tunisia

The Algerian Natural Gas Heating Italian Homes — And Causing Social Unrest in Tunisia

Three countries — Algeria, Tunisia and Italy — rely heavily on the TransMed natural gas pipeline, albeit for very different reasons. Political and economic instability along the pipeline’s route, particularly through depressed regions of Tunisia, could put all three nations in jeopardy.

The Holocaust Survivor Who Put His Faith in War Crimes Law

The Holocaust Survivor Who Put His Faith in War Crimes Law

Theodor Meron is a renowned scholar of international law, a Holocaust survivor and a former Israeli diplomat. In 1968, he advised the Israeli government that settling the occupied Palestinian territories violated the Geneva Conventions. In 2024, he concurred with ICC prosecutor Karim Khan’s decision to charge Hamas and Israeli leaders with war crimes.

The Medieval Practice of Fire Cutting Is Finding Its Way Into French Hospitals

The Medieval Practice of Fire Cutting Is Finding Its Way Into French Hospitals

For centuries, a secret form of healing called fire cutting has been practiced in France as a way to soothe burns and other irritations. After 200 years underground, it is reemerging in a surprising location: hospitals.

With Attention on Gaza, Evictions Are Accelerating in Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah Neighborhood

With Attention on Gaza, Evictions Are Accelerating in Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah Neighborhood

Palestinians living in Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood are used to being in limbo and have long faced the prospect of being forcibly removed, but the war in Gaza, now in its ninth month, has allowed Israeli settler violence to spread unchecked across the occupied Palestinian territories and evictions have accelerated.