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Book Club: Physician and medical anthropologist, Orkideh Behrouzan, takes an investigative look into mental health in Iran – a country known to be rich in mysticism and poetic undertones.

In the aftermath of George HW Bush's death, speaking the truth on the former president's grim legacy shouldn't be hushed, writes Tallha Abdulrazaq.

Iraqis struggle with social anxiety after Islamic State rule

Marta Bellingreri

Iraqis struggle with social anxiety after Islamic State rule

Feature: War, death and destruction has left many unable to leave their homes after living in fear under Islamic State rule, writes Marta Bellingreri.

Assad brazenly denies what the whole world knows

Sam Hamad

Assad brazenly denies what the whole world knows

Comment: Assad lies and lies on Russian TV, knowing he'll never be held accountable, writes Sam Hamad.

Longing for the Lost Caliphate

Usman Butt

Longing for the Lost Caliphate

Book review: The book succeeds in exploring little-known (outside the Arab Word) reactions to the fall of the caliphate, blending political, ...

The New Arab & agencies

Five things to know about Jerusalem

Host to the holiest sites in the world's Abrahamic religions, home to a divided population, and marred by politics, here are five things to know about Jerusalem.

Usman Butt

Lie down on a couch with the Arabic Freud

Book review: The growth of psychoanalysis as a popular science in the Middle East in the post-war period encourages another look at classical ...

Laith Saud

Black skin, white masks: Trump, race and power

Comment: Revolutionary and writer Frantz Fanon theorised the psychology of race. Today, we are witnessing the neurosis of race that he ...

Robert Cusack

Care to share your #refugenes?

A new social campaign to change the public perception of refugees has gone viral in the UK, on the back of a new celebrity video discussing ...

Islamic State group releases latest Dabiq magazine attacking Christianity

Paul McLoughlin

Islamic State group releases latest Dabiq magazine attacking Christianity

The Islamic State group have released the latest issue of its infamous online Dabiq magazine, attacking Christianity, secularism and liberalism, ...

Alain Gresh

Eric Rouleau: The great journalist of the Near East

Blog: The French ambassador and journalist who died last month was probably the most influential journalist covering the Near East, not only in ...

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