Sheikh-ing the Middle East

Dira Square, central Riyadh. Known locally as "Chop-chop square", it is the location of public beheadings.

The Deafening Silence: Has Saudi Arabia Gone Too Far?

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is perhaps ‘the most violent and abusive of all autocracies,’ because of its dependence on violence and oppression against the human rights of its population. According to Ali al-Ahmed from the Institute […]

Al-Medan, Mosul

Will Mosul Be Liberated?

On 10th June 2014, Mosul was seized by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and has since remained one of the only cities to still be under ISIL occupation in […]