Haunted by militancy, Pakistani town welcomes library built above gun market

Friday, 04 January 2019

The Pakistani town of Darra Adam Khel is home to a 150-year-old arms market with more than 2,000 ......

VIDEO: Pakistan’s old books bazar continues to attract writers, students

Friday, 28 December 2018

Writers, scholars and students have frequently visited this street bookstore in Anarkali market in ......

Egypt retrieves 500-year-old manuscript on science of history

Tuesday, 07 August 2018

 A 500-year-old manuscript that was lost for half a century from the National Library of Egypt ......

Categorizing books and the curious case of Sad Tropics

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Reem Al-Kamali is an Emirati author and journalist based in the UAE who specializes in history and literature. Her twitter handle is @reemalkamali.


Visiting a library in Paris

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Ghassan Charbel is the Editor-in-Chief of London-based Al Sharq al-Awsat newspaper. Ghassan's Twitter handle is @GhasanCharbel.


Saudi book fair: Culture or show?

Monday, 14 March 2016

Turki Aldakhil is the former General Manager of Al Arabiya News Channel. He began his career as a print journalist, covering politics and culture for the Saudi newspapers Okaz, Al-Riyadh and Al-Watan. He then moved to pan-Arab daily Al-Hayat and pan-Arab news magazine Al-Majalla. Turki later became a radio correspondent for the French-owned pan-Arab Radio Monte Carlo and MBC FM. He proceeded to Elaph, an online news magazine and Alarabiya.net, the news channel’s online platform. Over a ten-year period, Dakhil’s weekly Al Arabiya talk show “Edaat” (Spotlights) provided an opportunity for proponents of Arab and Islamic social reform to make their case to a mass audience. Turki also owns Al Mesbar Studies and Research Centre and Madarek Publishing House in Dubai. He has received several awards and honors, including the America Abroad Media annual award for his role in supporting civil society, human rights and advancing women’s roles in Gulf societies. He tweets @TurkiAldakhil.


Extreme reader: Meet the man with a 40,000-book library in the UAE

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

They say if one encounters a man of rare intellect, one should ask him what books he reads. But with ......

Facing ISIS threat, Iraq digitizes national library

Tuesday, 04 August 2015

The dimly-lit, dust-caked stacks of the Baghdad National Library hide a treasure of the ages: ......

A million rare documents damaged in Moscow blaze

Sunday, 01 February 2015

A fire that ripped through one of Russia's largest university libraries is believed to have damaged ......

Bosnia opens library housing ancient Islamic manuscripts

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Bosnia opened Wednesday a new library to house its ancient Islamic manuscripts, which were saved ......

Decades-old library in north Lebanon torched

Saturday, 04 January 2014

A decades-old library owned by a Greek Orthodox priest in north Lebanon’s majority Sunni city ......