Syria's national football team practices in Muscat, Oman on October 6, 2015 ahead of their 2018 World Cup qualifying match last week against Japan.  Syria suffered a 3-0 defeat but still has a chance to qualify for the upcoming World Cup in Russia. (AFP/Mohammed Mahjoub)
October 13, 2015 - 05:00 GMT
A new take on the classic underdog sports tale; a photographic look back on Lebanese nostalgia; and a guide to surviving as a Palestinian woman in Israel.
In 2013, internet giant Google changed its regional search engine name from
October 12, 2015 - 04:40 GMT
Why this generation's Intifada will be online; how Western universities are homogenizing the Middle East; and ten things overheard at Beirut's 'You Stink' protests.
Can Egypt regain its lost identity as the 'lighthouse of the Middle East''?  (AFP/File).
October 11, 2015 - 04:14 GMT
What happened to Egypt's lost identity as the 'lighthouse of the Middle East'?; Russia's Syria strategy; and the Nobel Peace Prize goes to Tunisian quartet.
Kurdish Peshmerga fighters gather in Koya, 100 km north of Erbil, the capital of Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region.  (AFP/File)
October 10, 2015 - 04:32 GMT
Talking Islam, revolution, and Kurdish culture in the Qandil Mountains; a tour of Zaatari refugee camp's "Champs-Elysées"; and why Palestine isn't in the midst of a Third Intifada.
Members of Israeli security forces disguised as Palestinians fire bullets into a demonstration outside Ramallah on October 7, 2015.  (AFP/Abbas Momani)
October 08, 2015 - 05:44 GMT
The undercover Israeli agents disguising themselves as Palestinian demonstrators; Istanbul artists fight back against rapid urbanization; and photos from Amman's burgeoning hip-hop scene.
Amid expectations of an economic boom following the nuclear deal earlier this year, mega-malls are a growing trend across Tehran.  (AFP/Atta Kenare)
October 07, 2015 - 04:51 GMT
The glittery excesses of capitalism making waves in Tehran; dismantling Donald Trump's latest absurd Middle East commentary; and why it's time to reevaluate 'martyr' symbolism when we talk about Palestine.
Saudi women take a selfie at a football game in September 2014.  (AFP/Karim Sahib)
October 06, 2015 - 04:57 GMT
Women's rights in the Kingdom from a female Saudi perspective; talking to Christian refugees in Iraqi Kurdistan; and is Yemen becoming Saudi Arabia's Vietnam?
A man sits outside of his barber shop in Amman, Jordan.  Many older residents of the city's historic neighborhoods feel that the up-and-coming hipster scene is pushing them away.  (Albawaba/Madeline Edwards)
October 05, 2015 - 04:59 GMT
It's a stereotype that Jordanians are too serious to be cool - so is a new wave of hipsters in Amman's coolest neighborhood hurting locals?; why Palestine and Israel need the 'politics of love'; and Game of Thrones reimagined in Lebanon.
Locals examine the damage after airstrikes hit a rebel-controlled area of Douma, northeast of Damascus, on October 2, 2015.  (AFP/Abd Doumany)
October 04, 2015 - 04:52 GMT
Opinions on the ground in Syria; a photographic look into the lives of Afghan women; and the handshake that spurred controversy across Iran.
A customer browses books in a shop on Mutanabi Street, famed as Baghdad's bookselling district.  A scarcity of science literature available in Iraq inspired the Real Sciences group to translate works into Arabic.  (AFP/Joseph Eid)
October 03, 2015 - 04:37 GMT
The grassroots group of translators on a mission to make scientific works available in Arabic; why it took so long for the West to care about Syria; and a short film captures the Cairo's chaotic elegance.
Sameh Maraaba, Palestinian forward, kicks the ball during the Palestinian national team's 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against the UAE on September 8, 2015 in the West Bank.  (AFP/Thomas Coex)
October 01, 2015 - 05:32 GMT
When hosting a home game in Palestine becomes an awkward endeavor; pop-literary comics on the rise amongst Egyptian youth; and the big business of kidnapping Kurds in Iraq.