Iraqi forces, with the support of US airstrikes and Iranian-backed militias, are still engaging Daesh forces in Tikrit (File-AFP)
April 01, 2015 - 14:39 GMT
Iran and US cooperate to take strategic city; Lebanon's cabinet supports PM's stance on Yemen war; and the UAE considers fining people for... walking?
Iran has supported Shia Houthi militias which seized the Yemeni capital Sanaa from the government in January (File-AFP)
April 01, 2015 - 06:00 GMT
The GCC expects Iranian retaliation to air strikes in Yemen; examining the Islamist-military relationship in Egypt in 1952 and 2013; and the Crown Prince of Dubai donates his prize money to autism research.
An outdoor cafe in Cairo.  (AFP/File)
March 31, 2015 - 12:36 GMT
Street chairs are the star of a new photo series on Cairo; Syria's future generations threatened by lack of education; and an Islamic reformation may be in the near future.
As of May 15, tourists will be required to obtain visas before arrival to Egypt.  (AFP/File).
March 31, 2015 - 05:31 GMT
Tourists will soon be required to obtain visas before arrival to Egypt; a tour of Palestine in the spring; and Saudi's role in the Yemen crisis.
Faia Younan's video with her sister for
March 30, 2015 - 07:00 GMT
This rising Middle Eastern star wants to make it her own way, ISIS, they’re just like us! Plus, the arab woman's stone ceiling.
The number of female DJs in Beirut is on the rise, bringing their own unique energy and sound to the city's nightclub scene. (Image: Flickr)
March 29, 2015 - 14:30 GMT
Female DJs find the beat in Beirut, The Islamic State’s Strategy in Libya, and ballet in Egypt
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'.