In May 2019, Omani author Jokha Alharthi won the prestigious Man Booker International Prize for Literature in London for her novel Celestial Bodies. She became the first Arabic language writer to win the prize and the…Continue Reading
The Sultanate of Oman wraps the southeastern “toe” of the Arabian Peninsula, extending from the Strait of Hormuz in the…Continue Reading
One must visit Iran to understand how warm, gracious and pro-American the people are.
After our recent journey through the country, we…Continue Reading
We visited Syria in the early spring of 2000, when President Hafez al-Assad (Bashar’s father) was in power, and discovered a country with hospitable…Continue Reading
We have fond memories of our travels across Yemen in the late 1990s and…Continue Reading
With the political upheavals in the Middle East, it’s understandable that North Americans express concern about traveling to the region. But Jordan’s relevance to current affairs, as…Continue Reading