All in the family

Moftasa has a post explaining how he looked for family links of State Security officers through obituaries in al-Ahram. He found the clusters of related officers represented in the chart below. Very cool. 


Speaking of Egyptian security, they've killed another innocent man.

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.