A Palestinian man takes cover at Qalandiya checkpoint between Ramallah and Jerusalem on September 23, 2011.  (AFP/Alessio Romenzi)
October 14, 2015 - 01:57 GMT
The latest wave of anger to sweep over Palestine; putting Turkey's violence into context; and is Algeria becoming a new regional anchor?
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.