Portraits

Rajana Hamyeh
For the students of Beirut’s Mar Elias Btina high school, it is hard to imagine chemistry class without Hanna Gharib. The striking chemistry teacher...
Saturday, March 9, 2013
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Bassam Alkantar
Moroccan Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane recently spoke to the press, including Al-Akhbar. Benkirane, who is also head of the Justice and...
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
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Wissam Kanaan
After a lifetime of creating happiness, Yassin Bakoush (1938-2013), a famous Syrian comedian, was killed by a rocket last Sunday, 24 February 2013.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
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Rameh Hamieh
When Hussam Khosh Nuwais was assassinated en route to Beirut from Damascus, many wondered what the head of the Iranian Committee for the...
Friday, February 22, 2013
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Abdel Kafi al-Samad
In 2007, the UN set up an international body to monitor the implementation of its Convention Against Torture (CAT). This group, the Subcommittee on...
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
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Faten Elhajj
Before Wafa Noon’s grandfather died, she asked him a question: If you could turn back time, what would you do differently? The man, a peasant farmer...
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
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Zainab Hawi
When Hussein Maaz was nine years old, he kept a Jordanian dinar in his pocket. It was a gift from his uncle. The crisp bill would become one of the...
Thursday, January 31, 2013
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Jamal Jubran
News of Sudanese singer Mahmoud Abdel-Aziz’s death came as a shock to his fans. The singer, born in 1967, was hospitalized in Jordan after suffering...
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
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Bassam Alkantar
Next Monday, 14 January 2013, at dawn at the latest, the gates of Lannemezan Prison in southwest France will be opened for the release of Georges...
Friday, January 11, 2013
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