Iranian chess players Mitra Hejazipour (L) and Sara Khademalsharieh play at the Chess Federation in the capital Tehran on October 10, 2016. (AFP photo)
October 12, 2016 - 13:30 GMT
US champion has launched a petition calling for the tournament not to occur in a place where women do not have basic fundamental rights; examining the education ban against Baha’; and Iran's continued use of the death penalty.
Commuting around Amman is easy, there is always a yellow Taxi to take you from one place to the other, and the fare starts at JD0.25. (Art Week Amman)
October 11, 2016 - 19:36 GMT
A different take on the government's ongoing battle with ride-hailing apps; a shameful (and over-priced) book doesn't encourage to think beyond stereotypes; and the ever-growing concerns of American Muslims.
Putting kibbeh on the sidewalk grill outside Bawabat Istanbul (Photo credit: Karim Mostafa)
October 10, 2016 - 17:10 GMT
Opening a restaurant as a way to retain a sense of normality in the new country; the repercussions of lacking food in Yemen; and the beginning of a new beat in Saudi Arabia?
The presidential candidate has a decade-long history of misogynistic comments and demeaning conversations with women. (Photo credit: Fiji World News)
October 09, 2016 - 11:30 GMT
A few reasons why Trump doesn't have a "presidential look"; someone warned Trump that his sexist remarks about women would have become an issue; and Trump faces hugely damaging new scandals.
My daughter's name, Yasmina. Designed by Hayan Maani done in Amman. (Photo credit: Bashar Alaeddin)
October 08, 2016 - 11:00 GMT
A 'on-going' photography project of Arabic tattoos highlights their meaning and impact in people's lives; why Dubai may be the next fashion destination; and an Emirati designer followed every detail of the century-old fair for her beautiful collection.
(Photo credit: Washington Post)
October 06, 2016 - 10:45 GMT
A non-Muslim teacher's struggle at an Islamic school; do gay people and transsexuals fleeing to Turkey find a better life?; and how the culture of protest is embedded in the story of South Africa because of apartheid.
Mahabad lake. (Photo credit: Linda Dorigo)
October 04, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
The fictional account of a dystopian city in Kuwait; the "second class citizens" of Iranian Kurdistan; the book aiming to raise awareness of the villages Israel destroyed in 1948; and the city of love and loss that's mourning.
(Photo credit: Filippo Monteforte / AFP)
October 03, 2016 - 20:55 GMT
Another lawmaker has appeared in defense of the 'virginity test' initiative; the global responses and the inevitable politics surrounding Regeni's case; and how the real disaster in Egypt is the mismanagement of all its resources -above them the humans.
Women seek political rights in Iran in 2013. (Photo credit: Ebrahim Noroozi)
October 02, 2016 - 15:15 GMT
How efforts to increase women's participation in Iran politics were met with a campaign of repression from hardline institutions; why Iran needs a total revamping of entreched cultural attitudes; and why is NOT true that Iran has never been a site of drunken revelries.
(Source: Your Middle East)
September 30, 2016 - 21:58 GMT
Finding new ways to fight gender-based violence in the Arab world;an allegorical novel on the power mechanisms that regulate authoritarian rule; and the heartbreaking story of Marcell Shehwaro.
(Source: Newsroom Nomad)
September 29, 2016 - 19:45 GMT
Snapping pictures of the piles of rubbish lining Lebanon's roads can quite an adventure; what Lebanon's crisis means to the elderly; and how 20 years after the Qana massacre, wounds have still not healed.
Family With Flowers, Date Unknown (Mohamed Abla, Tumblr)
September 27, 2016 - 17:40 GMT
All eyes on Egyptian-American Rami Malek; Egypt’s ratio of nurses to population is below international averages; those places in Egypt really exist; and how Sisi has taken advantage of much of the repressive infrastructure laid down by Nasser.
(Photo credit: Sarah Palmer)
September 26, 2016 - 20:49 GMT
A recently released Harvard study says that media ignores real facts; how the election is being billed as a national referendum on the nature of truth itself; and a series about the current U.S. Presidential race from an outsider's perspective.
A Jordan-based journalist told Al-Jazeera that Hattar had been detained in the past over critical postings about Jordan's king. (Ibtimes)
September 25, 2016 - 17:38 GMT
Why addressing the enabling environment is crucial after the killing of Nahed Hattar; the strong reactions from all sides in Jordan caused by today's murder; and the story of a Palestinian father whose son was shot in the back by two Israeli soldiers.
Western Europe has experienced an increase in immigration from all around the globe in the last decade. Overall, Muslims face a number of challenges on integration and assimilation:
September 24, 2016 - 17:30 GMT
Fighting the language of exclusion and prejudice; the silent, insidious war waged against Lebanon; and a Persian cookbook that will teach you how to eat a pomegranate without looking like a blood-spattered lunatic.
In Somalia, discrimination and backlash have arisen as a result of cultural values that segregate and exclude the minority groups from dominant clan societies. (Wikipedia)
September 22, 2016 - 18:45 GMT
Exploring the daily lives of people belonging to the discriminated clans in Somalia; how propaganda changes as new technologies advance; and a video speaking of the heartbreak, struggles, and aspirations of the conflict's youngest victims.