Arab Middle East


Learn Arabic in just 25 years

American travel and food writer Zora O'Neill studied Arabic for seven years when she was younger. In 2011, post-Arab Spring, she traveled the Arab world to learn how the language is spoken by people as different from one another as Moroccans and Emiratis. Her new book, "All Strangers are Kin," is a travel memoir held together by her passion for the language.


Who's winning the war in Yemen?

Despite bombing Yemen for a hundred days, the Saudi-led coalition has failed to dislodge rebel fighters. But it has killed thousands of Yemenis, destroyed thousands of buildings, and helped to expand a local turf battle into a regional power struggle.