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Anjali Kamat


The Battle for Sinai

[Tribes from Sinai. Image originally posted to Flickr by Zeinab Mohamed.]

Half a million people live in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, bordering Israel and the Gaza Strip. For decades, they have been governed by a strong security paradigm and the Camp David accords with Israel – underwritten by billions of dollars in US military aid. The true test of the evolving Egyptian relationship with the US then may lie in Cairo’s ability to control any instability in the peninsula. Now they are back in the international spotlight because of an increase in ...

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The Ongoing Struggle in Bahrain: An Interview with Alaa Shehabi

[Left to right: Ghazi Farhan and Alaa Shehabi. Image from Alaa Shehabi.]

Alaa Shehabi (AS): I am Alaa Shehabi from Bahrain. I am a lecturer, economist, and writer by day. I am also the wife of a political detainee. My husband is called Ghazi Farhan, he is a businessman, completely apolitical. A month after the Saudis invaded, he was arrested from his office car park. On that day, 12 April, he came home for lunch and played with our baby and then drove back to his office. I did not hear from him again. I went online and read on Twitter that Ghazi ...

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Anjali Kamat


Anjali Kamat is a producer and correspondent for Fault Lines, Al Jazeera English.