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  • Aug 26th, 2013 - 15:13 GMT

    Although the Middle East has never been what one could call a haven of stability, revolutions are the movement ‘du jour’ and it is time they all came head to head with each other. Here is our very own revolutions ratings - where the Arab Springers are lined up side-by-side to meet with the jury's verdict and scored for tenacity, outcome, and Che Guevara factor!
  • Aug 23rd, 2013 - 10:13 GMT

    With their financial records under strict lock and key, it is almost impossible to assess just how much the Muslim Brotherhood influences and controls Egyptian politics. With so many of their prominent members being savvy business tycoons and Cairo fat-cats, it's no understatement to say that the Brotherhood packs can a powerful economical punch alongside its potent political ideology. We've delved into the murky waters of the Ikhwan's finances to discover who the most powerful and influential business men are in the Brotherhood.
  • Aug 21st, 2013 - 13:01 GMT

    From Inshallah (God willing) to being able to tell someone they have heavy blood as an insult to their sense of humor, check out our editors' picks of the most untranslatable or precious Arabic words and phrases that wouldn’t work anywhere else but the colorful, sand-swept Middle East!
  • Aug 18th, 2013 - 15:29 GMT

    Did you ever think that there was glamor and glitz before there were gillabs and gutras? Conservative clothing may be the Middle Eastern garb of the moment, but before the Iranian Revolution of 1979, Western colonial powers exerted their influence over not only the politics of their puppet governments, but the fashion trends of the region too. Slick hair-dos, towering platform heels and a hefty amount of skin on show could be spotted on every street corner. Take a look at our choice of the top 12 pictures that show just how much things have changed fashion-wise across the region in forty short years.
  • Aug 15th, 2013 - 13:15 GMT

    Whether it is Dubai, Doha or Kuwait City, the speed at which those cities transformed themselves from what was a desert into clean-cut avant-garde cosmopolitan cities is remarkable.
  • Aug 12th, 2013 - 15:25 GMT

    Here's a glimpse of our favorite modern architectural wonders around the Middle East. From the phallic to the plain phenomenal, some of the most enterprising edifices to deck the deserts.
  • Aug 10th, 2013 - 11:46 GMT

    Marking the end of Ramadan, Eid Al Fitr, the first of two Eids in the Islamic calendar, began this weekend. A time for celebration, family and eating as much as possible during daylight hours, the ways in which Muslims across the globe mark the festival varies from country to country.
  • Aug 7th, 2013 - 12:31 GMT

    Eid Al Fitr, also known as the fast-breaking festival, occurs at the end of Ramadan and is a chance for families and friends to come together and enjoy a meal in daylight hours! After a long month of fasting, Eid, for many, couldn't come soon enough. As the crazy holiday is about to descend on us, we are going to show you the traditions that make Eid Al Fitr one of the most loved holidays in the Muslim world.
  • Aug 6th, 2013 - 12:03 GMT

    In the last days of Ramadan, let’s take a moment to revel in some Muslim pride and celebrate the lasting legacy of Islamic inventors. We’ve made a panel of our top ten monumental Muslim inventions that we should be grateful for, from the candid camera to the crisp cheque.
  • Aug 5th, 2013 - 09:42 GMT

    The pitfalls of Ramadan and the ways you may have slipped up in your fasting endeavors without realizing it. We've set up the “So You Think You Can Fast” challenge to see how many of you will still think fasting is a piece of cake after reading about the many don’ts that can break your fast in the blink of an eye or a bite of baklawa.