Eric Eyges

I am a Mideast focused researcher and reporter covering everything MENA from the sober to the sensational.
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Showing 1-10 of 18 Results
Iran’s Untouchables
Every country has its servant class, the ethnic group that toils away in the bowels of the national economy. In the United States, it's mostly
Apr 17, 2014 15:33 EDT
Inside Iran’s Broadband Black Market
Take any product or service in high demand, make it illegal, and what happens? You create a shadow economy. In most countries, these subversive markets
Mar 24, 2014 12:07 EDT
Convicted of Spying for Refusing to Spy
A man on holiday gets arrested at the airport as he's readying to board a flight home. The charge? Spying for a foreign government. The
Mar 11, 2014 15:03 EDT
I’ve Been a Jihadi for 40 Years
Mohamed Badredin is quite the cosmopolitan Jihadi. As a lifelong revolutionary, he has spent the last 40 years practicing politics, not with words, but with
Feb 20, 2014 08:55 EDT
The Imam in the Egyptian Bedroom
Egyptians are used to powerful imams issuing decrees on everything from politics to sex, but it is extremely rare that their sermons combine both of
Feb 03, 2014 17:26 EDT
The Kidnapping Contagion in Syria
More than 100,000 people have died in Syria's three-year civil war, and millions more have fled the country. But people are also getting kidnapped at
Jan 22, 2014 07:58 EDT
Activists of the Right Sector movement and their supporters gather outside the parliament building to demand the immediate resignation of Internal Affairs Minister Arsen Avakov, in Kiev March 27, 2014. A prominent Ukrainian far-right activist, part of a hard-line nationalist movement that played a leading role in the overthrow of President Viktor Yanukovich, was shot dead by police overnight, authorities said on March 25. The Interior Ministry said Oleksander Muzychko, also known as Sashko Bily, was killed by officers of the 'Sokol' special unit as he tried to escape from a cafe in the western Ukrainian region of Rivne. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko (UKRAINE - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTR3IWHV

Organizing a Right-Wing Ukrainian Militia? There’s an App for That

Rachael Levy
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his wife Lyudmila sit in front of the Taj Mahal while touring city of Agra October 4, 2000. Building on the first day of a visit aimed at rekindling Soviet-era amity, Putin told India's parliament that ties with New Delhi would remain a key element of Moscow's foreign policy. - RTXK1TW

Meet the Putins

Vocativ Staff
Shoppers walk past an advertising billboard for shoes in the central business district (CBD) of Beijing November 3, 2008. A measure of Chinese manufacturing activity showed factory output shrank sharply in October in the face of waning orders, while officials pledged further steps to boost domestic demand to keep the economy from slowing too much. Capital controls and the relative conservatism of China's banks have largely insulated the world's fourth-largest economy from direct hits from the global financial crisis, but its reliance on exports to the United States and Europe makes it vulnerable to a drop-off in Western demand.    REUTERS/David Gray    (CHINA) - RTXA6ZX

New Strike Breaks Out at China Factory That Michael Jordan Made Famous

Versha Sharma
Snoop Fancy

Living a Snoop Dogg-Curated Life

Emily Levy

Brazil’s By-The-Hour Love Hotels

Ramon Iriarte
Lionel Gonzalez (16) dreams of crossing the border and reunite with his family in Denver, Colorado. In the background dowtown El Paso

Teens Caught in Cartels’ Trafficking Crossfire

Jan-Albert Hootsen
Ana Paula Maciel Playboy 05

Greenpeace’s Brazilian Playboy Jailbird

Mac Margolis
NASA Selfies 01

NASA Spaces Out Its Social Media Orbit

Emily Levy