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Weekend Reading: Sunnis Fighting With Shias, Agatha Christie in Arabic Literature, and Who is Ali Abd al-Aal?

A man looks at a book outside of a bookshop that sells Islamic and reference books for Al-Azhar students near the Al-Azhar mosque in Cairo, Egypt, May 18, 2015 (Asmaa Waguih/Reuters).

Reading selections for the weekend of January 15, 2016.

January 15, 2016

A man looks at a book outside of a bookshop that sells Islamic and reference books for Al-Azhar students near the Al-Azhar mosque in Cairo, Egypt, May 18, 2015 (Asmaa Waguih/Reuters).
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Mustafa Saadoun reports on the cautious optimism of Sunni recruitment to Iraq’s Shiite militias, the Popular Mobilization Units.

Marcia Lynx Qualey explores the prominent relationship between British crime novelist Agatha Christie and Arabic literature.

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Al-Ahram profiles Dr. Ali Abd al-Aal, the newly elected speaker of Egypt’s first parliament since the Islamist-dominated legislature that was dissolved in 2012.

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