The veteran musician and all-round superstar spoke exclusively about music and the courage of universal love to Zak Brophy for The New Arab.
Analysis: A Paris summit on combating IS gave the illusion of action but revealed divisions in the US-led coalition against the group, says Zak Brophy.
The fall of Ramadi was a blow to the US backed strategy against IS, putting both Baghdad and Washington on the back foot and exposing the failure of Iraqi politics.
Blog: A weekly digest of the main human rights issues across the Arab world for the week 8-15 May, 2015.
Opposition forces in Syria open a new front against the Islamic State group while under attack from Hizballah and Syrian government forces.
Analysis: Fringe parties could become kingmakers as an all-out majority looks increasingly unlikely for either of the main parties, says Zak Brophy.
Despite large, well established Arab communities in the United Kingdom they have never been well represented in politics. But that is starting to change with a more assertive younger generation.
Britain's upcoming elections have ramifications for both the people of the Arab world and the Arab and Muslim communities within the UK.
Military interventions in the Middle East have defined much of the UK's foreign policy for the past 15 years. What is their legacy among British Arab voters?
Analysis: Syrian president puts on brave face in interview with Swedish newspaper Expressen, downplaying loss of the provincial capital Idlib at the end of last month.