middle east

An Afghan handmaiden’s tale

October 2004

Osama, by Afghan filmmaker Siddiq Barmak, provides a stunning and sobering view of life under the harsh fundamentalism of the Taliban. The award-winning movie, the first film to be made… Read more »

Farouk Abdel-Muhti 1947-2004

October 2004

When Palestinian Farouk Abdel-Muhti was finally freed on April 13, 2004 after two years of grisly abuse in nine rat-infested prisons, this newspaper and many others published jubilant articles. One… Read more »