The Paris-based Moroccan writer Tahar Ben Jelloun regards himself as a spokesman for the Arab revolution. His latest book, however, shows him to be just a last minute arrival to the cause, writes Niklas Bender in his book reviewMore
The ancient ruins of Palmyra are remnants of a bygone golden era. For several days now, the ruins have been controlled by the militias of Islamic State. UNESCO has warned that the World Heritage site is now at risk of being destroyed.