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A visit to Israel’s largest Druze settlement
Katie Gonzales has visited Daliyat al-Karmel to learn more about Druzian life and fashion.
The special Rabbi in Tsfat
Haifa-based Katie Gonzalez decided to leave her notions of religious authority behind and caught up with a passionate Kabbalah-practitioner in the spiritual center...
Film review: "Bethlehem" is precise, but reduces reality
It may feel honest, but the celebrated new film Bethlehem fails in matter of scope, writes Katie Gonzalez.
Q&A: Majid Rafizadeh on US policy and the peace talks
Katie Gonzalez spoke with Majid Rafizadeh, an Iranian-Syrian scholar and President of the International American Council, about the US brand of diplomacy towards...
Q&A on Obama and the Middle East
Katie Gonzalez has spoken with Joel Beinin, professor of Middle East history at Stanford University, about Obama’s recent trip to the Middle East and the future...
Middle East lobbying in the United States
There is a vast difference between pro-Arab and pro-Israeli lobby groups’ ability to influence United States foreign policy, Katie Gonzalez discovers.
Obama wins. But will his Middle East policy change?
President Barack Obama was reelected on Tuesday evening, confirming that Americans want to stay on the course set out by his administration four years ago. Although...
INTERVIEW: Where does Libya stand today?
Your Middle East's Katie Gonzalez spoke with Dirk Vandewalle, a long-time Libya scholar who was cast into the media spotlight when the rebels successfully toppled...
Turkey and Egypt show "great hospitality" towards Syrian refugees
While the Civil War in Syria continues to disrupt the lives of millions civilians and as the international community moves forward with actions against Syrian President...
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,...
Israel and Palestinians to hold peace talks with US envoy
Displaced Syrian Christians dream of return to Maalula
Syria most dangerous country for journalists
Blame the media before the guns
#April13: How can we not forget?
Rethinking Arab media: Our past can help us mobilise for the future
Not so secret salsa nights in Tehran
Palestine welcomes British jazz legend
A story of Beirut's golden days. And a story of Beirut when they were gone.
Libyan oil back on global markets - after blockade that cost $14 billion
Iran says would be reliable gas supplier for Europe
Kuwait signs $12 billion oil contracts
Syrian refugee children plan for green cities and schools
Grassroots movement without ideology challenges Bouteflika
A Kurdish win could change Syria forever
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