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Hidden gems of the Middle East
Leave the world of fast food chains and mass tourism, we have found the places you can enjoy without the fuzz.
Five inspiring Arab fashion designers
These designers have one thing in common – they all challenge conventional ideas about fashion in the Middle East. Khaled al Qasimi “There's always...
The Middle East’s most unusual flight routes
New York, North Korea, Paris and Mogadishu sounds like an odd combination. Take a look at these unexpected flight routes.
What's on the screens of iPhone users in the Middle East?
The iTunes App Store now boasts localised stores in twelve Arab countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and...
When Vogue and GQ went to Iran
A decade before the Islamic revolution, Iran was a popular destination for Western fashion magazines. In 1969, at least two major publications sent their photographers...
A history of Tahrir (+photos)
The significance of Tahrir Square can hardly be overstated. It has become a symbol of the Egyptian people's fight for freedom. But where did it all start?
Six leading Palestinian tech start-ups
The Palestinian technology exhibition Expotech was held in Ramallah earlier this month, for the ninth year in a row. The theme of this year’s exhibition was...
Can mobile apps fix Cairo’s traffic problems?
Any visitor to Egypt’s capital will be familiar with one of the problems that plague the city: traffic congestion. Cairo’s traffic is famously chaotic,...
Everyone loves funny videos
Comic animations and video clips enjoy increasing popularity in Arabic social media. One of the trailblazers in this field in the Middle East is the Jordanian animation...
Jerusalem's early film career
Considering the religious and cultural significance of Jerusalem, it’s perhaps not a surprise that the city would be one of the first locations ever captured...
Rediscovering Aleppo's long history
Humans have lived for thousands of years in the region where the Syrian city of Aleppo now stands. The oldest sources referring to the city are around...
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,...
Atiaf Zaid Alwazir: The flawed media narrative on Yemen
“Reading mainstream media, one imagines that AQAP has taken over the entire country and that most Yemenis...
The ties that bind Obama to Bush run across the Middle East
The U.S. response to the Arab Spring has exacerbated anti-American sentiments in the region, weakened...
US seeks to reassure wary Gulf allies over Iran deal
Less than 90 days: how US will destroy Syria chemical weapons
Lebanese soldier killed in new Syria-related clashes
Friedman’s “The Other Arab Awakening” explained
Does women’s driving really matter in Saudi Arabia?
Bleak prospects for uniting Egypt’s fractured political spectrum
Iran arrests popular underground singer Amir Tataloo
RIP Ahmed Negm - an Egyptian poet of protest has passed away
Fear and Loathing in Sana’a
OPEC to sit tight over oil output on supply strains
Strike grips ignored southern Tunisia region
Libya hopes to restore full oil output in 10 days
"Island of love" lures Israelis and Lebanese to tie knot
The Jihad blog – what the Muslim Conquests mean today
We want your photos from the #STREETSOFMENA
The day I discovered the mystery of Algiers
Ephesus – history in wonderland
Qatar Airways joins Oneworld alliance