February 13, 2012 /
The Egyptian Revolution encouraged a new era of free expression, but with Islamists gaining power in recent elections, many artists fear that censorship may soon return.
February 10, 2012 /
Iraq's minister of tourism and antiquities wants you to take a post-war vacation, where you can see ancient monasteries and Saddam's old palaces.
February 7, 2012 /
The San Francisco Chronicle
If the Egyptian revolution had a soundtrack, it would be a hip hop album with a rap anthem.
February 3, 2012 /
The United Arab Emirates, a tiny oil-rich sheikdom across the Persian Gulf from Iran, will soon be the first Arab country to build a nuclear reactor. Who will be second?
January 30, 2012 /
After bombing the United Nations headquarters in Nigeria, Boko Haram has gone from being a local nuisance to an international threat.
January 27, 2012 /
Why didn't the Arab Spring spread to the United Arab Emirates? Simple answer: Life is good.
January 26, 2012 /
With at least 48,000 casualties in the last five years, the drug war in Mexico has resulted in widespread desensitization to the violence that permeates daily life.
January 19, 2012 /
The Taliban’s opponents in Pakistan-Afghanistan border region are fighting back using the arts that religious fundamentalists seek to destroy—poems adapted to traditional Pashto music.
January 17, 2012 /
Veteran Africa correspondent Joe Bavier explains Boko Haram, the Nigerian terror group responsible for the Christmas Day church bombings.
January 10, 2012 /
As Ivory Coast struggles to come to terms with last year's post-election conflict, some are using water as a means of unifying and reconciling divided communities.