Farid Farid is a journalist and scholar based in Berlin. His work has appeared in Le Monde Diplomatique, Al Jazeera English, the Sydney Morning Herald and the New Statesman.
Analysis: The Jordanian vice-president of football's world governing body is riding a wave of support as international legal pressure mounts on Fifa's top leaders.
Blog: Online activities are being targeted by state security, while access to information is being restricted as governments across the Arab world crack down on activism.
Analysis: The deaths of up to 1,100 people in a week has pushed Mediterranean people-smuggling up the political agenda. But no one appears ready to act, says Farid Farid.
Feature: Tunisians ask how the state allowed the massacre at Bardo, while friends of one of the gunman question his switch from "wine and women" to murder.
Analysis: The Zaydi Shia group has vowed to "defend itself" as civilian fatalities mount.
Feature: Egyptian relatives of those beheaded by the Islamic State group mourn their loss, but give thanks the ordeal is over.
Feature: Graffiti artists draw on their experiences to paint a brighter future.
Blog: Social media buzzing with news of Peter Greste's release and thoughts for his colleagues who remain in jail.
Blog: Vigil for the ‘martyr of flowers’ who was killed on 25 January as reported by those who were there via social media.
The lady of the Arab screen represented the qualities of a bygone era of modernist elegance and Cairene cosmopolitanism. She was at once determined and steely while exuding a certain style.