Syrian ambassador blogs

Syrian Ambassador to the US Imad Mustafa has a blog. He likes Syrian contemporary painters -- who are quite good. I hope he puts up some recipes, Syrian food is tasty.

(via Aqoul)

Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region,