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  • Jun 2nd, 2013 - 16:03 GMT

    Widespread protests in Istanbul this weekend have uncovered the growing disquiet with the Turkish government under the rule of Recep Tayyip Erdogan. From his policies on the environment to his stance on Syria and his alleged Islamization of the country, we’re taking a look at the discontent bubbling under the surface in Turkey.
  • May 30th, 2013 - 16:39 GMT

    It’s generally frowned upon and regarded as taboo. Nevertheless, there are Muslim homosexuals and some are making headlines for being gay.
  • May 28th, 2013 - 16:39 GMT

    Middle Eastern talent was hard to miss at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, with a healthy serving of Arab and Iranian directors generating a buzz and our leading ladies showing Hollywood how glamour is done in the East
  • May 26th, 2013 - 12:08 GMT

    The X Factor Finalists battled it out over two shows full of nail-biting drama and suspense, with Moroccan Mohammed Rifi coming out on top in the public vote. The controversial contestant’s victory has already sparked fierce debate on social networks.
  • May 23rd, 2013 - 12:31 GMT

    The judges and their singing protégé’s best bits, as the remaining X Factor contestants prepare to go head to head in Friday's semi-final.
  • May 21st, 2013 - 14:11 GMT

    Despite the ongoing regional turmoil, there are plenty of beauty spots in the Middle East that will satisfy even the pickiest tourist. It’s time to cast the Pyramids and Petra aside!
  • May 19th, 2013 - 14:18 GMT

    With all the political turmoil in the Middle East, let’s not forget what’s really important - sussing out which of the First Ladies in the region are the hottest!
  • May 16th, 2013 - 17:03 GMT

    Check out this cheeky gallery of Middle East leaders given an animal likeness. We spotted an uncanny resemblance between some of our big chiefs and their appointed counterparts in the animal kingdom. We're just saying...And we made sure there were no dogs or pigs on them!
  • May 14th, 2013 - 15:33 GMT

    The countdown has begun for the 2013 Iranian presidential elections, which will mark the end of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s turbulent eight years in office, as hundreds of candidates register for his job.
  • May 12th, 2013 - 16:31 GMT

    Following Stephen Hawking’s decision to join the academic boycott of Israel, here’s a look at other well known celebrities who have gone the extra mile to show solidarity with the people of Palestine.