Jan 24th, 2013
Last year, Nadeem Abdel-Gawad was preparing to graduate from the American University in Cairo. He was also about to return to Tahrir Square for the first anniversary of Egypt’s revolution. “Either we...
Jan 23rd, 2013
Pakistani author Bina Shah writes to VO of her travels to the UAE and her experience with Gulfi men's fashion.
Jan 25th, 2012
Nadeem Abdel-Gawad hopes to attend his college graduation in Cairo next month. But that depends on what happens in Tahrir Square this week.
Dec 9th, 2011
Three days on the high seas. Three days in Israeli detention. A Vancouver woman tells her story of a bold attempt to change Israeli government policy.
Nov 22nd, 2011
Troubled times call for creative thinking. And 2012 will be no exception.
Nov 12th, 2011
Rae Abileah, a leading member of the women-led activist group CODEPINK, addressed war-related social and economic issues at this weekend's World Peace Forum.
Aug 30th, 2011
The National Transition Council of Libya has given loyalists to Libyan dictator Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi until Saturday to surrender to rebel forces and transfer control of Qaddafi's...
Jun 1st, 2011
OTTAWA -- John Baird is acknowledging he's got some homework to do on the Conservative government's signature foreign policy in the Middle East. Baird, named foreign affairs minister by Prime...
May 10th, 2011
In the aftermath of the federal election last week, many are asking what Stephen Harper will do when he takes his long awaited and much-craved majority for a test drive. He has an opportunity to...
Mar 10th, 2011
UBC adjunct professor Hani Faris comments on Libyan conflict and Canada's possible relation to it. Is Libya in, or headed toward, a civil war?