May 4th Issue

Palestine: Childhood Lost

Dima Al Wawi made history as the youngest Palestinian prisoner to be held by Israel but despite the trauma, she’s keen to find a semblance of normalcy     By Maher Abukhater It took 12-year-old Dima Al Wawi’s parents some serious persuasion to get their daughter to talk. But even then, Dima would only utter a few hardly audible words that failed to form complete sentences at times. “She is still in shock from the experience she lived through during her arrest,” Dima’s mother, Sabha Al Wawi, tells Newsweek Middle East as she tries—needlessly—to explain her daughter’s behavior. “She wasn’t like this before her arrest,” she says, as if reminding herself of the reason her daughter has become so quiet. “She used to play, laugh and speak all the time but today Dima is very different. She is not the Dima we know,” she adds. Israeli soldiers arrested Dima on February 9, after she was all (Read More)

Inside Cover

Aurora Prize

All the world needs is more love and compassion By Anna Yazijyan “All of us here tonight, are the result of…

Features

France: Rainbow Dreams

France is holding its Arab, Muslim young to different standards By Nabila Ramdani I was still at school when France’s…

UAE: Hot Issue

It is important to develop world class fire-safety building standards in the UAE By Barry Lynham Many of the innovative…

Egypt: A Faltering Revolution

Egypt’s security forces still haven’t got it right By H. A. Hellyer I remember all too clearly the day I met Bassem…

Requiem For Kashmir

A generation grows restless at renewed violence BY Mirza Waheed One of the world’s longest struggles for freedom is spiking,…

Reforming Saudi Arabia

BY Mohammed Al Sabban The world, not only the Saudis, monitored the announcement of the kingdom’s Vision 2030 last week.…

Down Time

GCC Football: Fair Game

Gulf rivals eye the big prize By Ali Khaled March 29, 2016. Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi had…