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  • 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.
  • Aug 4th, 2013 - 14:03 GMT

    There seems to be graffiti on every corner across the Arab world. With the recent spate of artistic brilliance being showcased in paint, its hard to argue that this graffiti is vandalism. Taking inspiration from the political turmoil of the Middle East as well as the culture, it seems that graffiti is very much alive and kicking. From Banksy in Bethlehem to powerful images of child labour in Iran, Middle Eastern graffitiers are producing work worthy of any gallery. Here's our selection of the best of the bunch.
  • Jul 31st, 2013 - 15:55 GMT

    What's happened to the safe, cutesy and family friendly Ramadan telly time? Crowding around the TV with all the family has been ruled out as Ramadan TV shows have gotten grittier, sexier and more risque than ever before. It seems that the Egyptian censor has taken a holiday as the Nile is churning out some of the naughtiest content ever seen on regional telly and viewers are advised to take heed. We've listed the top eight most x-rated shows this year, leaving you with the decision of whether they're too
  • Jul 30th, 2013 - 02:09 GMT

    On July 29th the second largest refugee camp in the world, Zaatari, marks its first anniversary -- a look in pictures at how far it's come along since the first wave of fleeing Syrians pitched up their tents.
  • Jul 25th, 2013 - 15:37 GMT

    Find out who's earning the most money this Ramadan in celeb-ville