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Kareem Shaheen

Kareem Shaheen

Middle East and Newsletters Editor

Kareem Shaheen is the Middle East and newsletters editor at New Lines. He is a journalist, columnist, editor and consultant based in Montreal and was previously a Middle East correspondent for the Guardian, based in Beirut and Istanbul. He was nominated for the Frontline Club award for print journalism for his coverage of the Khan Sheikhun chemical attack. He studied war in the modern world at King’s College London. He was one of the founding editors of New Lines.

Latest from Kareem Shaheen

Egypt Events Draw Focus on Sexual Harassment

Egypt Events Draw Focus on Sexual Harassment

A suicide and the circumstances behind an ad call attention to mistreatment of women and girls.

Kareem Shaheen
Mo Salah and Aboutrika Spark a Debate About Religion

Mo Salah and Aboutrika Spark a Debate About Religion

Two separate incidents involving major Egyptian footballers have sparked a debate online and in the mainstream press on the role of religion in society.

Kareem Shaheen
Turjuman: Sudan Edition

Turjuman: Sudan Edition

Note from the editor: We wrote this news digest in the days before the ongoing coup in Sudan. The military…

Kareem Shaheen
The Death of the Palestinian Cause Has Been Greatly Exaggerated

The Death of the Palestinian Cause Has Been Greatly Exaggerated

Arabs are of course not of a single mind on any particular issue, nor is it possible to gauge public opinion under tyrannical regimes. But it is indicative of the fact that these authoritarians no longer see the pan-Arab Palestinian cause and supporting it as vital to their survival.

Kareem Shaheen
First Among Satans

First Among Satans

America does not deserve sole ownership of the Great Satan title. Why do Russia’s and China’s actions not spark similar outrage, a similar, simmering public consciousness that establishes them as foes to be thwarted in the broader culture?

Kareem Shaheen