Suspect Device

Writing by Patrick Keddie

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The Westerners who fight against ISIS

Richard Jansen was watching the streets, waiting for Islamic State (ISIS) fighters to appear, when a heavy firefight broke out one day in January. “There was shooting like crazy, then … Continue reading

May 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Syrian refugees in Egypt: The Assad family

Hossam Assad, a 42-year-old Syrian refugee, says his family lives for Fridays. “This is his favourite time of the week, going to football training,” Hossam tells Al Jazeera, gesturing to … Continue reading

March 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Blackout: Independent Journalism in Egypt Today, and the Case of Mahmoud Abu Zeid

JAMMES AND SHAWKAN were in trouble. A police officer was standing on Jammes’s toes and a line of police trucks had arrived. The officer stared into Jammes’s face for several … Continue reading

September 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Lebanese Landmine Survivors’ Football Team

At first glance there is nothing remarkable about the football team warming up and firing balls towards the goal. After a while there are cries of “yalla, yalla;” two teams … Continue reading

September 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Beaten & begging: all India’s parties ignore the “untouchable” widows

  Last December, the non-governmental organisation (NGO) Maitri India found 95-year-old widow Kanchan Dal living and begging on the streets of Radhakund, a small village a few kilometres outside of Vrindavan. Now … Continue reading

June 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

An unlikely partnership: Vrindavan’s widows and a New York fashion designer

Vrindavan, just over 100 miles south of Delhi, exudes the chaos and filth that afflicts many small Indian towns; cows ambling amid noisy traffic, animals rooting through rubbish, and the … Continue reading

May 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

LGBT Russians attempt to take refuge in the UK

The message delivered to Irina Putilova’s friend, a fellow political activist in Russia, was blunt: “You should stop your activities, otherwise you might lose both your legs.” It was not … Continue reading

February 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Trouble in Mohamed Mahmoud Street

Yesterday we saw hundreds of protesters pelting police buildings with rocks, sheets of glass and Molotov cocktails for hours on Mohamed Mahmoud Street, off Tahrir Square. The protesters called for … Continue reading

November 22, 2012 · Leave a comment