As a journalist covering war zones in the Middle East, I know I am lucky to escape with only bad dreams – but trauma and loss has a ripple effect, writes Kareem Shaheen
Kareem ShaheenI wrote a piece for mental health awareness week about struggling with anxiety, burnout and depression as a journalist covering Syria/Lebanon. Please forgive my self-indulgence in writing about myself, but I thought it might help someone out there
Mouna's Kitchen. 194 likes. Mouna's Kitchen is a catering company based in east London bringing the best of Syrian and levantine food to your table using top quality ingredients.
Kareem ShaheenFriends in London: if you have a hankering for authentic, delicious Syrian food, get in touch with the lady behind Mouna's kitchen, an Aleppan cook bringing generations of home-cooked recipes cherry kebab, mahshy, ghraybeh pastry, and much else, to Britain
“I think it’s best if you don’t tell anyone. It’s best for you and your family.”This is a sentence that we hear every time we are exposed as women to harassment, insults, verbal abuse, physical or...
Kareem ShaheenAn absolutely heartbreaking story of a woman who decided to finally tell her family of the cycle of domestic abuse she was trying to escape: ‘I think it’s best if you don’t tell anyone’: how Arab men get away with domestic violence raseef22.com/article/1073275 via @Raseef22En
With the end of the Lebanese Civil War in 1990, a clear need emerged for the construction of new cultural and political movements that could critically review the experience of the conflict, while...
Kareem ShaheenThis is the loveliest story I've read out of Lebanon in a long time, about former civil war combatants working on peacebuilding: ‘A war on war’: how Lebanon’s former civil war fighters are building a movement for peace raseef22.com/article/1073415 via @Raseef22En
بعد جريمة برينتون تارانت في نيوزيلندا، هل صار ممكناً الحديث عن ثقافة إرهابٍ في الغرب؟ شذاذ الآفاق والفصاميون متوافرون أينما كان، فهل يمكن الحديث عن وعاء سياسي يُنظم انهياراتهم ويوظفها في مشروع سياسي؟
Kareem ShaheenI wish this piece by the Lebanese journalist Hazem al-Amin, titled "New Zealand's wolf, and our wolf", was translated into English. It argues that violent white supremacy is a parallel form of ISIS, motivated very often by the same instincts