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Breakfast in the Ruins | by Ingrid D. Rowland | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books

In September 2015, the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles acquired the first photographs ever taken of Palmyra, the great trading oasis in the …

Fellowship and fun as cricket spreads wings in Sweden

Despite Swedes being sports-crazy, there is no tradition of cricket in the country. © P Boselius<p>You see it everywhere on the subcontinent – lads …

New generation of feminists strike out in Tunisia

<b>TUNIS -</b> Khouloud* is comfortable in her black leggings, but is trying to get rid of someone who cannot keep their hands to themselves. The …

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Alia Khan: Pioneering the Islamic fashion revolution

<b>DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -</b> Alia Khan is a pioneer and founder of the Islamic Fashion Design Council (IFDC). When she isn’t setting up new offices …

Middle East

Palestinian Teacher Among World's Top 10

Art

This is the first Arab contender in 20 years to open at the Berlin film festival

Hailing from the North African country that triggered the Arab Spring, "Hedi" is the debut feature-length film of Tunisian filmmaker Mohamed Ben …

Tafilalt: Algeria's first eco-friendly desert city

As we drove to the top of the hill, a terraced garden surrounded by low stone walls reared out of the desert landscape, electrified by punches of …

Street Photography
Middle East

Shoot film, not bullets: Yemenis turn to art to cope with conflict

Yemen’s war is a forgotten catastrophe. Peter Maurer, the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross, stated in August: “Yemen after …

Open source of 500.000 images takes you back through Middle Eastern history

The archive is the result of a 10-year old Memorandum of Understanding on Partnerships between the Qatar Foundation, the Qatar National Library and …

Egypt Plans to Build an Underwater Museum to Show off Sunken Relics

The Lighthouse of Pharos has been at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea for centuries, but soon tourists might be able to see it when they visit …

Museums
Books
Middle East

New media breaks the silence on Yemen

“The first casualty of war is always the truth.” The words stare down from a whiteboard in the interim editorial office belonging to three Yemeni …

5 great ideas that make us believe in peace and progress in the Middle East

<b>1. PALESTINIAN REFUGEES WHO SAY NO TO DONATIONS AND YES TO MAKING THEIR OWN MONEY.</b><br>The story of The Social Enterprise Project (SEP) in Jerash Camp in …

Literature
North Africa

Iran’s Underground Art Scene

By Jeremy Suyker // In a story rarely told before, this is an invitation to discover a different and surprising Iran, and to experience its dynamic …

Dana Hotel and the soul of the Lebanese south

“Settled by my forebears,” Pulitzer prize winning reporter Anthony Shadid wrote in his book ‘House of Stone’, “Marjayoun was once an entrepôt perched …

Middle East

The earliest color photos of Beirut

You've probably already come across Charles Cushman's photographs; at least every Lebanese Facebook page admin has posted one of his photos at one …

Palestinian Refugees Are Starting an All-Female Food Truck in Lebanon

As the leaders of two different NGOs, Mariam Shaar and Myrna Atalla are working together in the hopes of empowering the female residents of Lebanon’s Bourj el-Barajneh refugee camp.<p>As 2016 rapidly approaches, we can comfortably say that humanity has attained many a soaring feat not thought remotely …

Domestic Violence

Visualizing Egypt: More voices, less freedom

Press freedom infographic<p>Since the early 2000s, Egypt has seen the liberalization of the media market, with the state opening up media ownership to …

Data Visualization