Karl Sharro

Political cartoon showing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the style of Ikea instructions.

In new book, Lebanese Satirist Karl reMarks skewers Middle East pundits

Global Satire

Karl reMarks talks about his upcoming book, “And Then God Created the Middle East and Said ‘Let There Be Breaking News'” and tells us his views on Western media covering the Middle East.

A mosque in the Dutch city of Rotterdam

A popular Arab satirist takes on the rise of nationalism

Global Politics
A Houthi fighter holds a rifle with a sticker portraying Ahmed Ali Abdulah Saleh, the eldest son of Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, as he rides a truck near the presidential palace in Sanaa.  On Thursday, Houthi rebels welcomed proposed conce

3 ways to sound smart about Yemen

Global Politics
A man holds a placard which reads "I am Charlie" to pay tribute during a gathering at the Place de la Republique in Paris on the night of January 7, 2015, following a shooting by gunmen at the offices of the magazine.

Cartoonists speak out after slayings of colleagues in Paris

A Palestinian woman waves a white flag of surrender after an Israeli shelling in Gaza.

Is there anything funny about the war in Gaza? It’s complicated

Conflict & Justice
Lebanese satirist Karl Sharro (known by his blog Karl reMarks) created this fictitious poll about what is most appropriate for American to wear in public. It was his response to a University of Michigan survey that asked  people in seven countries with Mu

What should women wear in public? That depends on how you ask

Lifestyle & Belief

A new survey asked for opinions about how women should dress in public in the Middle East. The choices included images of women wearing different kinds of head coverings. The results and approach have been widely criticized. So Lebanese satirist Karl Sharro decided to do his own “survey” on what American women should wear.

Karl reMarks profile photo

Three dictators walk into a bar… and a Lebanese satirist becomes famous

Arts, Culture & Media

From his satirical soapbox of Karl reMarks (and with the help of Twitter and Facebook), Karl Sharro has gone from London architect to renowned Middle Eastern satirist. His work includes “Three dictators walk into a bar” jokes to imagined conversations between Middle Eastern leaders.

Banksy’s spoof video of Syrian rebels gets panned by a Middle East satirist

Arts, Culture & Media

When British artist Banksy does something, people take notice. The unidentified and mysterious graffiti artist has posted a film online that spoofs Syrian rebels and shows them accidentally killing Dumbo the Elephant. The video’s gone viral and has generated a lot of reaction in the Twittersphere.