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  • Saudis crack down on ‘tafheet’
    Nov 02, 2016 By Marwan Asmar Special to Weekend Review
    With the recent imposition of a higher penalty for drifting, they hope to curb the potentially fatal youth culture of the region
  • The vanishing marshes of southern Iraq
    Jul 27, 2016 By Martin Fletcher
    Marsh Arabs, who have lived here for five millennia, lament the deterioration of a habitat that was one of the great natural wonders of the world
  • Long road to recovery at Zaatari camp
    May 25, 2016 By Faris Al-Jawad, Special to Weekend Review
    Less than 20km from the Syrian border, MSF facility gives care and counselling to traumatised patients
  • Uncovering ancient Egypt's afterlife
    Mar 23, 2016 By Richard Holledge, Special to Weekend Review
    Exhibiti at Fitzwilliam Museum throws light on mystique that surrounds the rites of mortality
  • Sudan's gold rush drives many to desert
    Nov 28, 2015 By Marwan Asmar, Special to Weekend Review
    One man's rags-to-riches story is a reflection of how Sudan’s fate is turning
  • Inside Daesh’s propaganda machine
    Nov 25, 2015 By Greg Miller & 
Souad Mekhennet
    Camera crews fan out across the “caliphate” every day with their ubiquitous presence
  • A bookshop that is a pillar of resistance
    May 11, 2015 By Rafique GangatSpecial to Weekend Review
    The Muna family is using literature to educate a new generation of Palestinians and foreigners
  • Soldiers on the front line against Daesh
    Mar 28, 2015 By Borzou Daragahi
    Thousands of young men — many with families back home — are risking their lives to fight against extremists
  • 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