Karl Sharro's frenemies map of the Middle East. (Image: Karl reMarks)
March 29, 2015 - 09:00 GMT
The confused person's guide to Middle East conficts; mentalizing Yemen's chaos, and translating politically problematic texts.
Young Iranian women in Tehran, 2013.  (AFP/Atta Kenare)
March 29, 2015 - 04:46 GMT
Fashion business in the Islamic Republic's capital city; naturally beautiful Yemen's fall from grace; and prospects for Iraq's Sunni Arabs.
Bob Marley, the poster boy for marijuana use. Lebanese MP Walid Jumblatt called for the legalization of its cultivation, pushing forward the economic argument but also the ‘harmless’ nature of cannabis use. (Image:
March 28, 2015 - 07:00 GMT
Asking the cannabis question in Lebanon; Golnaz Esfandiari, English-language journalism's 'bridge' to Iran, and Planet Syria's campaign for peace.
A minimum of 1,000 ISIS-supporting accounts were suspended by Twitter between September and December 2014. Accounts that tweeted most often and had the most followers were most likely to be suspended. (Image: Twitter)
March 26, 2015 - 14:00 GMT
The ISIS Twitter census: Defining and describing the population of Daesh supporters on Twitter ; a call for legal reform that brings justice to divorced Jordanian women, and the emerging military dimension to the Qatari-Turkish relationship.
The cargo from China, found by the Lebanese Atomic Energy Commission, exceeded 35 times the radiation limit. The level of awareness of radioactive hazards is very low in the country. (Image: Pixabay)
March 26, 2015 - 08:00 GMT
Lebanon's radioactive unknown; a Syrian doctor describes the fallout of a chemical attack, and fostering religious christian-muslim unity with 'The Egyptian Family House'.
Afghan men in burqas march in the streets of Kabul to draw attention to women’s rights. (Image:
March 25, 2015 - 14:00 GMT
The other side of the story: Muslim men for women's rights; when Jewish militants dug underground tunnels, and the leaders of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia agree on Nile water-sharing through the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.
The Gaza Parkour team against a backdrop of Banksy's graffiti in the West Bank. Both have used social media effectively as a form of social protest. (Image: Twitter)
March 25, 2015 - 08:00 GMT
What do human rights have to do with Dubai's Social Media Summit? The jihadi factory in Tunis and Musician Ozan Aksoy on the relationship between Kurdish Alevi music and migration.
Comics artist Fouad Mezher, whose work has been serialized in the iconic Samandal magazine, was also present at the symposium at the US university. (Image: Fouad Mezher, Risha Project)
March 24, 2015 - 14:00 GMT
What does Arab comics culture look like? Plus, the Yemen bombing: it's not ISIL and it's not sunni-shia conflict, and the spy that double-crossed the Assad regime.
Palestinians have consulted weight-loss centers, either in a bid to treat obesity or just to shed a few pounds ahead of a social event. Only five weight-loss centers can be found in the Gaza Strip, according to Qaisi. (Image: Shutterstock)
March 24, 2015 - 08:44 GMT
Gaza's weight-loss centers; how economics could destroy IS; and Tunisian activists fear rights setbacks after Bardo Museum attack.
The four foot high ful platter was prepared by 18 chefs in Cairo, and measured 100 square meters. (Image: dotmsr)
March 23, 2015 - 14:00 GMT
Egypt's four-ton ful enters the Guinness Book of Records; the Internet in Iran following Rouhani, and a Dust up in the Desert over human rights.
Can you pass Lebanon's new
March 23, 2015 - 10:39 GMT
Lebanon’s best brains rank first on all international universities’ honor lists; a recount of Egyptian feminist and political activist Doria Shafik 8- day hunger strike; and Netanyahu's fear that "Arabs are doing regular stuff!".