• Threads of Identity

    Widad Kamel Kawar

    A record of 50 years Kawar spent researching, collecting and preserving part of the Palestinian heritage.

  • To Palestine with Love

    Najwa Kawar Farah

    Najwa Kawar Farah relates emotions of love and longing in this moving collection of poetry and paintings.

  • Lovesong

    Afaf Zurayk

    An exquisite celebration of one of the deepest and strongest of human emotions.

  • Nostos

    Maath al-Alousi

    Despite the layer of a sweet sadness that is suspended over it, the city does not sleep at night...

  • Glafkos Clerides

    Niyazi Kizilyurek

    An intellectual journey in the modern political history of Cyprus.

  • Jerusalemites

    Dr Hazem Zaki Nusseibeh

    As a senior politician and diplomat, the lure of Jerusalem, the city of his birth, remained strong.

  • Vanished

    Ahmed Masoud

    A fictional story set against the political unrest in Palestine, following a young boy trying to find his father.

  • Palestinian Embroidery Motifs

    Margarita Skinner

    The tradition of embroidery is one of the great art forms of village life in Palestine.

  • Rue du Mexique

    Suhail Bulos

    From tales of surreptitious teenage romances in Jerusalem, to day-long curfews during the Lebanese civil war and a renegade rooster in Beirut.


News & Events

Rimal Publications news, book launches and special events. Read about our latest updates and browse through our events calendar.

November 01, 2010

Rimal Acquires Middle East International (MEI) Magazine

Middle East International magazine has been a respected source for news, analysis, and commentary on the Middle East since 1971.


MEI was launched in London 1971 by the late Christopher Mayhew and Claude Morris, and until it closed in 2005 it was regarded as the pre-eminent political magazine on the region. The late Edward Said, Palestinian American literary theorist, cultural critic and political activist, called it simply "the best fortnightly magazine on the Middle East." Former editors included Michael Adams, Michael Wall and Steve Sherman.


In November 2009, MEI returned - with new owners but with the same ethos and values as before. Earlier this year, Rimal Publications in Nicosia, Cyprus acquired the MEI title to re-launch and run the magazine. The new MEI Editor is Gerald Butt, formerly a BBC Middle East Correspondent. MEI's Deputy Editor is Najm Jarrah who was closely involved in the editing and production of the previous publication. They will be advised by a distinguished board of Consulting Editors, consisting of Rashid Khalidi, Jim Muir, Zaki Nusseibeh and Patrick Seale.

The new MEI will feature several of the correspondents in the Middle East and elsewhere whose analysis made the magazine in the past a unique authority on developments affecting the region. The new MEI will offer its readers every two weeks the best available analysis from the leading experts. MEI will be available in print form and on-line.

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