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Algeria Hostage Crisis Death Toll Rises

Algeria Hostage Crisis Death Toll Rises

London, The Majalla – A raid by the Algerian army on Saturday ended the four-day hostage crisis wherein a total of at least 80 people are said to have died. On Sunday an Algerian security source reported that 48 foreigners were amongst those killed. The death...
The King is Listening

The King is Listening

The recent elections in Jordan, held amidst a boycott by the main opposition parties, have fuelled talk of a missed opportunity. The argument goes that a toothless parliament, composed mostly of loyalists elected by an unfair electoral system, will be unlikely to...
Inside or Outside the Tent?

Inside or Outside the Tent?

Last month, Christmas came early for many Yemenis. President Abd Rabu Mansur Hadi carried out the third major phase of security sector reform (SSR), and removed both Major General Ali Muhsin and Major General Ahmad Ali Abdullah from their positions. (The former was...
Lawrence of Legend

Lawrence of Legend

When I was spending summer afternoons copying Arabic lettering off the blackboard at Oxford University’s Oriental Institute, I would often catch myself staring out of the dull, aluminum-framed windows. Where were the sweeping skylines pricked with minarets, the...