A generation of Nasrallahs

Department of Ya Salaam: al-Masri al-Youm reported today that at least 128 male newborns in Alexandria were given the name "Nasrallah" over the past week.

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, www.arabist.net.