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You've gotta follow these Instagrammers in the Middle East
We've compiled a little list of Instagram users in the region you simply must follow. And share your suggestions in the comment field!
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...
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,...
Former prisoners, PhDs and underground socialists - these are the six Algerian Presidential candidates
Israel and Palestinians to hold peace talks with US envoy
Displaced Syrian Christians dream of return to Maalula
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