Middle East In Review

A Pakistani student of a madrassa, or Islamic school, sits on a spot of light as he is wrapped in a shawl to warm himself while reading verses of...

A Pakistani student of a madrassa, or Islamic school, sits on a spot of light as he is wrapped in a shawl to warm himself while reading verses of the Quran prior to a class at a seminary in Islamabad, Pakistan Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. There’s no exact number of madrassas in Pakistan but estimates put the number in the tens of thousands. They provide food, housing and a religious education to students from around the country. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

Vedat Xhymshiti; is an independent journalist and war correspondent. He has reported on a number of Middle Eastern conflicts from the Arab Spring in 2010 to the current Syrian civil war. He has been published in various media including Der Spiegel, NY Times, TIME, Paris Match, Le Monde ect. He is specialized in International Relations and Diplomacy. Xhymshiti is also a print media critic, a columnist for the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, and founder of THEFrontliner.net

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