Patrick Keddie

Middle East

Remembering the Mavi Marmara victims

As Turkey-Israel reconciliation deal takes effect, the families of two victims reflect on how their lives have changed.


Sinai: Reporting Egypt's 'War on Terror'

The Egyptian government has barred journalists from reporting on events in the troubled Sinai peninsula.

War & Conflict

An unhappy New Year for Turkey's exporters to Russia

Moscow's sanctions, which officially take effect on January 1, come in response to Turkey's downing of a Russian jet.


Syrians in Turkey push for coexistence

As tensions mount, a cultural centre in Istanbul is trying to bridge the gap between Syrian refugees and Turkish locals.

US & Canada

Gay Russians attempt to take refuge in the UK

Threatened and abused, LGBT activists seek asylum in Britain, but face a tough line taken by officials.


'The Square': Egypt's three-year tumult

Oscar-nominated documentary explores the 2011 revolution and its lasting legacy in Egypt.

Poverty & Development

Inside Egypt's dismal primary schools

A recent report by the World Economic Forum ranks Egypt in last place for its quality of primary education.


Egypt's embattled atheists

Facing online threats and personal isolation, non-believers band together for communal support.