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At a time when the citizenship of a candidate’s mother disqualifies him from the presidency, it is nearly impossible to imagine an Armenian holding the post of Egyptian prime minister. Yet the reign of Mohamed Ali was not a unique chapter of...
Tonight, 29 March, at 7:30pm is the final showing of “Listen up! Theatre for political and social rights for people with disabilities,” at Nahda Association for Arts and Science. The series of light, touching and blisteringly funny skits...
Deserted Soviet factories and trilingual fruit vendors dotted the road leaving Georgia for Armenia. Cliff-hugging routes overlooking dramatic gorges and medieval churches appeared out of snow-filled air. By the time we reached Yerevan, snowflakes...
To enter Dina’s Hostel is to enter a space of calm, cleanliness and unobtrusive hospitality. Mohamed, one of Dina’s loyal staff, waved me over as I stood by the library shelves at the reception. Dina was still on her way, but with the...
Cheerful border officials, translucent police stations, and requisite vodka shots were our introduction to Georgia — an emergent Eastern European nation with its sights set on the West. Having traveled from Kars to the Posof border, we awaited...
A backwater border town, Kars is far off the grid of Turkish tourism. But the setting of Orhan Pamuk’s novel Snow had captured my imagination, and was the first destination on a tri-country backpacking trip through Turkey, Georgia and Armenia...