Last update: 2018-03-20 11:26:23
It’s Disturbingly Easy to Buy Iraq’s Archeological Treasures. U.S. forces invaded the country 15 years ago this week—and left behind a booming trade in looted artifacts (the Atlantic).
Gaddafi’s son Saif “to run for Libyan president” in 2018 elections. The son of the late Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi is to run as a candidate in the country’s presidential elections this year, according to local media reports (the Daily Telegraph).
“I'm no puppet”: The only candidate running against Sisi in Egypt’s election. Mousa Mostafa Mousa is President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s sole rival, and many fear his bid is designed to provide a veneer of democracy (the Guardian).
Ban on Face Veils at Indonesian University Lasted Just a Week. In banning full niqab head coverings at Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University this month, its rector said they were not a natural part of Indonesian culture. After days of protests, he dropped the ban (the New York Times - Paywall).