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Golala is a media analyst, specialises in the analysis of new media development in a non-western perspective. She has several years of experience in development work with both the United Nations and INGOs in the Middle East.
Kurdistan – have it your way or the Turkish way?
Blessed with oil wealth, Iraqi Kurdistan has been developing rapidly since the fall of Saddam Hussein. But there are obstacles to overcome, writes Golala Ruhani,...
The new Arab man
A growing number of Arab men are not only championing the rights of women but also challenging traditional...
10 reasons to visit Erbil
The new Iraq
Always wanted to visit Iraq, but were too afraid to go because of the security issue? Erbil, in the semi-autonomous...
Saudi campaign + Bob Marley = "No woman, no drive"
The #women2drive campaign for women's right to join the busy Saudi roads has taken a rather unusual turn....
Groovy Tunisian cover of Daft Punk's hit "Get Lucky"
The major hit "Get Lucky" has received a new audience in Tunisia. Take a listen!
Five inspiring Arab fashion designers
These designers have one thing in common – they all challenge conventional ideas about fashion...
Saudi opens luxury rehab centre for Al-Qaeda militants
Saudi Arabia is hoping to wean jailed Al-Qaeda militants off religious extremism with counselling,...
Syria's Assad visits recaptured Christian town
Drone strike in Yemen kills 5 Al-Qaeda militants
Four French journalists captive in Syria free
Egypt at a crossroads – between denial and apathy
Blame the media before the guns
#April13: How can we not forget?
Lebanon’s history retold in comic bubbles
Top Egypt censor quits after "adults only" film pulled
Egypt pulls Lebanese star's "adults only" movie
Iran oil exports rise to 1.2 million barrels per day
Libyan oil back on global markets - after blockade that cost $14 billion
Iran says would be reliable gas supplier for Europe
Face-to-face with protest tourism in Palestine
Why Palestinians go to Auschwitz
Syrian refugee children plan for green cities and schools
Creative Marrakech is still at the top of its game
They flew to Jordan to jump out of a plane. It looks pretty awesome.
Outdoor adventures beyond the city – how to make the most of UAE this spring