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Pakistan police escort Maliq Ishaq, leader of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi to the High Court in Lahore (photo: Getty Images/AFP/Str)

Pakistan and sectarianism

The enemy within

Reem Kelani performing live at the Tabernacle (photo: Christopher Scholey)

Album review: Reem Kelani′s ″Live at the Tabernacle″

Cultivating fusion

Italian author Giuseppe Catozzella (photo: private)

Book review: Giuseppe Catozzella’s ″Don′t tell me you′re afraid″

The flame of Olympia

Pakistani crime writer Omar Shahid Hamid (YouTube screenshot)

Pakistani crime writer Omar Shahid Hamid

A nexus of crime

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair: "the world's a better place without Saddam Hussein"

The Chilcot Report

It's a no brainer

Brexit flags in Ramsgate (photo: Getty Images/AFP/C. J. Ratcliffe)

The not-so-United Kingdom

A potentially sticky wicket

Gaddafi disguised as Mickey Mouse: "Where there is cheese, there are rats", 2009 (copyright: Alsatoor)

Alsatoor, Libya′s caricaturist

The pen is mightier

British Pakistani actress, playwright and comedian Ambreen Razia (photo: Shaheen Razzaq)

″The Diary of a Hounslow Girl″

Bursting the bubble

Sadiq Khan, London's first Muslim mayor (source: YouTube)

Sadiq Khan′s London

Democracy wins out

Colonel Mark Sykes (left) was a member of Britain's Conservative Party; Francois Georges-Picot (right) was a French diplomat

100 years of Sykes-Picot

"A tapestry of plans and promises"

Photo of the author Evelyn Waugh, 1940 (source: Carl Van Vechten Photographs Collection, Library of Congress, USA)

Evelyn Waugh′s ″Labels: A Mediterranean Journal″

Egypt revisited

Political scientist and expert on radical Islam Peter Neumann (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Interview with radical Islam expert Peter Neumann

Islamic State′s looting economy

Historical map of Tripolitania under the Karamanli dynasty (source: Wikipedia)

Libya

Miss Tully′s ″Narrative of a Ten-Year Residence at Tripoli in Africa″

Saudi troops on their way to fight Houthi rebels in Yemen

Saudi Arabia and Iran

Defeat Islamic State - or become it

Photomontage/kennardphillipps at Catalyst: Contemporary Art and War exhibition at IWM North (photo: kennardphillipps/Reuters)

Tony Blair and the Iraq war

A case of smoke and mirrors

Palestinian author Ahmed Masoud (photo: private)

Book review: ″Vanished″ by Ahmed Masoud

The youngest detective

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