War in Syria
100 Years of Middle East History
Your Middle East has compiled a list of the events that have shaped the Middle East and North Africa during the past century, between 1912-2012.
100 years of Middle East history, part 1
100 years of Middle East history, part 2
100 years of Middle East history, part 3
100 years of Middle East history, part 4
100 years of Middle East history, part 5
The Gulf – a global travel hub in the making?
Will the Gulf countries’ massive bet on turning the region into a global travel hub result in a thriving travel industry or half-empty airport terminals and...
Persian Gulf travel hub: a sustainable plan?
Will the Gulf’s manmade islands sink into the sea?
Turning the Gulf into a global travel hub
Gulf states bet billions on soaring airport demand
Kuwait aims to become regional air hub
Construction in Beirut
The Lebanese construction industry has been booming in the past decade, and new high-rises continue to be added to the Beirut skyline. But at what cost comes this...
Saving Beirut’s architectural heritage
War and construction in Lebanon
How to make Beirut green
Images of old Beirut
Doing business in Iraq
Although the security challenges remain massive, there are great opportunities for foreign companies in Iraq. But make sure to do your homework properly.
Iraq needs $1 trillion to rebuild
Hands-on advice for doing business in Iraq
The Importance of CSR for Foreign Investors in Iraq
Iraq: Untapped business opportunities
Investment climate and UK companies’ presence in Iraq
A glimpse into Yemen, a nation chaotic
A photo report that gives a unique look into Yemen by Kit Weaver, who spent the summer in Sana’a. Although he wasn't in the city for the uprisings last...
A country addicted to qat
The noisy hub of Bab al-Yemen
Ramadan in Sana’a
One of the world's oldest cities
Saleh’s giant mosque
Egypt's IT and communication industry
Following the January 25th 2011 revolution, deteriorating economic conditions devastated many sectors that the Egyptian communication and information technology...
A resilient sector in uncertain times
The e-Misr National Broadband plan – a tool for economic development
Bridging the e-payment gap
Naguib Mahfouz 100 years
In December 1911, the Arab world’s only Nobel laureate in literature was born. Your Middle East celebrates Naguib Mahfouz’ centenary with a special report...
Biography: Naguib Mahfouz
Naguib Mahfouz' work
William Hutchins on translating Naguib Mahfouz
Review: The Essential Naguib Mahfouz
Meeting Mahfouz: An Evening at the Nadwa
The countries in the Middle East belongs to the largest military spenders in the world, with defence investment generally representing 10-20 per cent of total state...
Middle East bucks the trend on military spending
Middle East defence spending in brief
Iraq calls for faster arms deliveries and nears F-16 deal
Poor transparency on defence budgets in the Middle East
On the high military spending in the Middle East
University studies in the Middle East
The Middle East is one of the few places in the world with the will and resources to create new educational institutions. This has led to a surge of U.S. and European...
The American University in Cairo through the eyes of an exhange student
Western universities expand in the region
Q&A with the Dean of Northwestern University in Qatar
The Middle East university list
Football in the Middle East
More than just a sport, football is an important driver of social and political change in the Middle East.
Jordanian Prince Ali calls for government support of football to confront extr...
Football Produces for Qatar PR Challenge Rather than PR Boon
Emboldened Fans Rewrite the Politics of Egyptian Football
Football emerges as a political force in the Middle East
Elections in Palestine
More than half a million Palestinians in the West Bank headed to the polls on October 20. Your Middle East was there to follow events with commentary, analysis and...
Disunity in the Palestinian camp: Hamas and the Gaza perspective
Palestinians begin voting in first poll since 2006
Gaza and the elections: do they really matter?
Women and electoral politics in Palestine: a revolution in the making?
Daoud Kuttab: "Holding elections at this politically uncertain time is a boost...
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 army launches assault on besieged Homs
Cairo bomb attacks wound five, including two police
Israel looks for gunman after fatal West Bank shooting
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
Grassroots movement without ideology challenges Bouteflika
A Kurdish win could change Syria forever
Eyewitness Hebron: Follow young Badr in his city of bullies
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