Saudi Arabia said on Sunday it had arrested 46 members of a militant cell responsible for a deadly suicide bombing attack on the Prophet’s Mosque in the holy city of Madina last summer that was blamed on Islamic State. 50 more words
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Mada’in Saleh is an archaeological site located in Saudi Arabia. A majority of the vestiges date from the Nabatean kingdom (1st century AD).
Following the discovery of Petra by the Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt in 1812, Charles Montagu Doughty, an English traveler, heard of a similar site near Mada’in Saleh, a fortified Ottoman town on the Hajj road from Damascus and reached the site of the ruins in 1876.
'The Desire To Go Beyond the Walls and See the World': In Conversation with IPAF Winner Mohammad Hasan Alwan
Although award-winning in French, Mohammed Hasan Alwan doesn’t have a novel available in English. When he took the this year’s International Prize for Arabic Fiction, it became certain that would change. 1,118 more words
The 2017 International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) has gone to Mohammed Hasan Alwan for his A Small Death:
A Small Death follows the life of the philosopher-poet Ibn Arabi from his birth in Muslim Spain in the 12th century until his death in Damascus, by way of Azerbaijan, Morocco, Egypt, the Hijaz, Syria, Iraq, and Turkey. 527 more words