Tag: exile

Egypt’s suicidal state

By Khaled Diab Events following the fall of Hosni Mubarak reveal that the Egyptian regime is on the path to self-destruction. Image: Ramy Raoof 11 February 2021 After a turbulent decade of revolution and counterrevolution, Egypt appears to have revolved…

Palestinian exiles: When home becomes a foreign land

By Khaled Diab While Palestinians living in the diaspora are physically separated from Palestine, those who remain in the homeland often feel a sense of psychological or spiritual alienation, not to mention an overwhelming dream to roam free. Tuesday 14…

Dissenting into the abyss

Western inaction against Saudi Arabia is emboldening the region’s regimes to clamp down harder on dissent. But by silencing peaceful and constructive change, Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern regimes are paving the way to violent and destructive rage.

In search of the lost city of Londonistan

By Khaled Diab Our intrepid and fearless reporter visited the fabled capital of  the European Caliphate, Londonistan. What he discovered was shockingly, surprisingly, confoundingly, almost frighteningly… ordinary. Sunday 9 September 2018 “Other tourists may remember London for its spectacular sights…

Prisoners of love in Syria

In Syria, Amer and Raghda found liberation from political prison in love. But as refugees in Europe, their love became hostage to politics and guilts.

The ghost of conflicts past, present and future

With all the wars and conflicts raging in the Middle East, collective trauma carries very serious consequences for the region.