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Palestinian students. (File photo)
August 28, 2016 - 19:00 GMT
The difference between Israeli and Arab schools is just striking; this photographer hopes to highlight life in the occupied West Bank through his pictures; and Palestinian athletes defying conventions through sport.
Is better to have everything covered or nothing covered? Or rather, do we really need to make a choice between the two? (Youtube)
August 27, 2016 - 12:30 GMT
The two reasons why the burkini is problematic for a Muslim woman; analyzing the French court ruling issued Friday that struck down the ban on modest clothing; how the swimsuit has sparked no such controversy in Tunisia and hereabouts.
Ahmad Abughaush kisses the gold medal he won for Jordan in the 2016 Olympics in RioTaekwondo PHOTO: Salem Khamis (Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons).
August 25, 2016 - 12:59 GMT
Arabs worldwide erupted in joy to celebrate the accomplishment of Palestinian athlete - but global media forgot to mention his roots; project Gaza In Context wants to undo a misleading narrative; and stitching together sociopolitical histories of Palestine in Beirut.
Yemenis sell petrol on the street after Yememi government forces re-entered Zinjibar the capital of the southern Abyan province on August 16, 2016 following an offensive backed by Saudi-led air strikes to recapture the city from Al-Qaeda jihadists. (Photo credit: AFP)
August 24, 2016 - 12:56 GMT
The catastrophic economic consequences of the Yemeni conflict; the relentless resistance of Palestinian farmers; the awkward position of Israel with the killing of innocent Palestinians; telecommunication companies' recent revenue decline has been caused by voice calls.
The art of smoking hookah is one of the oldest traditions of the Middle East. (Photo credit: Middle East Online)
August 21, 2016 - 19:15 GMT
The challenge of convincing Middle Easterners quit smoking even with effective policies and strategies; this is what you need if you're planning to visit Iran; and peace seen from a Muslim perspective.
(Photo credit: Ana Marija Hristovska)
August 20, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
The beauty, the colors and the stories of the desert in some paintings; sexual orientation has nothing to do with women's honor or value; racist thugs and Islamophobes alike have awakened the dark soul of the swimming woman; and redefining women's economic empowerment.
Photo by Joshua Schaedel; courtesy Garrett Leight
August 10, 2016 - 17:20 GMT
A conversation with Mashrou’ Leila multi-instrumentalist Firas Abou Fakher; mapping rural areas of Istanbul; and how journalists and activists have excoriated Google for wiping Palestine completely off its map app.
File photo of Palestinian workers offloading a truck full of aid in the Gaza Strip. (Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90)
August 08, 2016 - 12:30 GMT
How the Israeli media reports a story spoon fed to it by the security services; some of the biggest mass demolitions of Palestinian homes in years are happening in the South Hebron Hills; and a list of organizations partnering with the U.S. government to resettle refugees.
In 2015, as a photographer I took part in “Acting Together”, a project with Turkish and Armenian participants taking a joint trip along the routes of the 1915 genocide. (Mashallah News)
August 07, 2016 - 00:15 GMT
Armenian orphanage memories; the destructive criticism against M.I.A.; drawing parallelism between the Arab World then and today; and the Lebanese athletes at Rio 2016.
World Refugee Day is marked each year on June 20. (AFP photo)
August 04, 2016 - 14:40 GMT
The incredibly strong resilience of Syrian refugee women in Amman; everyday struggles of domestic workers in Jordan; what an introverted child's mom have done to help her with her deteriorating psychological condition; numbers of refugees have plunged following the EU-Turkey deal.
William Morgan Shuster, American lawyer, civil servant, and publisher, who is best known as the treasurer-general of Persia by appointment of the Iranian parliament, or Majles, from May to December 1911. (Wikipedia)
August 03, 2016 - 20:45 GMT
A man's mission to root out corruption and centralize its tax system in Iran in the 20th century; how elites enfold the middle and working classes into socio-political orders; and Firestarter Ibi Ibrahim talks about his new Berlin-based band, Kabreet.
Jordan's King Abdullah II speaks during the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the UN headquarters, New York, U.S., September 24, 2014. (Photo credit: Seth Wenig, AP)
August 02, 2016 - 12:10 GMT
Parliamentary elections: a matter of trust; the horror genre may be the next mean for social commentary in the Middle East; a father's intimate talk about his son's death in Iraq; and the forgotten children of Burkina Faso.
Iran has redesigned its much-derided uniform only to incur more ridicule online. (BBC News)
August 01, 2016 - 14:49 GMT
An Olympic uniform has come under public scrutiny; minorities fear the worse after Turkey's failed coup; and what hope does the Prime Minister speak of at Lebanon's Army Day?
Kajol with a customer. She thinks she is 17 years old but does not know her exact age. She was married for 9 years. Her aunt then sold her to the Kandapara brothel. (Photo credit: Sandra Hoyn)
July 31, 2016 - 15:48 GMT
Born and raised into brothels, Bangladeshi women have no choice; labourers in the Gulf have reported meagre rations or no food at all; a porn star seeks a perfect nose in Iran; and why aren’t we having a conversation about violence in the West, about masculinity and gun culture?
Al-Salheen Mosque after an air strike. (Photo: Halab Today TV July 26)
July 30, 2016 - 13:25 GMT
The number of doctors in Aleppo City has plummeted into the low dozens; last week air raids struck four makeshift hospitals and a blood bank in Aleppo; and a group of Syrian and international activists calls for worldwide protests against the sieges in Aleppo and the rest of the country.
Mohammad Al-Khatib in his museum. (Photo credit: Martin Roux)
July 29, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
A museum attempts to address a generations born in exile; what Turkey is doing for Syrian kids' education; and a system invented by an Egyptian girl may revolutionize her country's access to clean water.