• December 6, 2016
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Arab Files

  • Cycling to help the people of Gaza
    May 02, 2016 By Raya Al Jadir, Special to Weekend Review
    An initiative by a group of friends in 2009 has grown to raise nearly £1 million, offering support to more than 14,000 Palestinian families
  • An identity beyond roots and culture
    Mar 22, 2015 By Jyoti KalsiSpecial to Weekend Review
    Samira Abbassy’s search for self led her beyond the conventional and into the human experience
  • In Dubai, a quiet place to read at leisure
    Mar 19, 2015 By Mahmood Saberi, Special to Weekend Review
    Set up in 1963, public libraries in the emirate offer a vast range of material, encouraging residents to walk in, pick up a book and browse for free
  • The name of the game is name-dropping
    Mar 19, 2015 By Simon Kuper
    Being 'high status' has made people desperate to show they belong, or fake it
  • A war photographer’s moving experiences
    Mar 19, 2015 Reviewed by Carol J. Williams
    Lynsey Addario is rarely remorseful except when acknowledging the emotional trauma imposed on those who care about her
  • Truths through a child’s eyes
    Mar 19, 2015 By Jyoti KalsiSpecial to Weekend Review
    Sadik Kwaish Alfraji tackles exile and the struggles of human existence with a tinge of playfulness
  • A liver disease many don’t know they have
    Mar 18, 2015 By Barbara Sadick
    The symptoms of nonalcoholic fatty liver don’t show up until very late 
in its progression, and experts don’t really know what causes it
  • Miracles the brain can perform
    Mar 18, 2015 Reviewed by Lisa Appignanesi
    A series of remarkable recoveries suggests the mind can be trained not only to turn off pain but also improve life itself
  • A blueprint for grassroots governance
    Mar 18, 2015 Reviewed by 
N.P. Krishna KumarSpecial to Weekend Review
    Grama Vaathil is in sync with the dominant public mood in India — of people’s disenchantment with mainstream political parties and the search for alternatives
  • Love, letters and numbers
    Mar 18, 2015 Reviewed by Joseph MarquesPages Editor
    ‘AlphaNumeric’ uses an abstract subject to craft a unique and interesting plot for teenage romance
  • Helen Macdonald’s journey from grief to success
    Mar 18, 2015 By Syed Hamad AliSpecial to Weekend Review
    The “H is for Hawk” author, who took to falconry to come to terms with her father’s death, on the lessons the sport can teach us
  • A springboard for emerging artists
    Mar 18, 2015 By Jyoti KalsiSpecial to Weekend Review
    Promoted by and under the patronage of H.H. Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, U.A.E. Unlimited Arab Exploration nurtures the youngest generation of Emirati and GCC creatives
  • Timeless weaves stage a comeback
    Mar 18, 2015 By Nilima PathakSpecial to Weekend Review
    A combination of educated buyers and market value has helped the revival of intricate handwoven shawls
  • ‘With law, we can change the world’
    Mar 18, 2015 By Lionel Barber
    Sang-Hyun Song, the outgoing president of the ICC, on his growing up years, trials for war crimes and pressures of office
  • Coppola: Film business has lost its daring
    Mar 18, 2015 By Peter Aspden
    The filmmaker on the luck that got him “Godfather”, his idealistic view of the medium and how his hotel business was a result of the trauma of bankruptcy
  • Syria through the eyes of a filmmaker
    Mar 18, 2015 By Ghada Alatrash, Special to Weekend Review
    Mohammad Abdul Aziz talks about the beauty of his homeland that war can never erase