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  • Jun 10th, 2013 - 13:24 GMT

    Riding out the protests must be the Turkish government’s short-term goal. But in the long run, the country faces a greater challenge to reconcile democracy, secularism and Islam, a test whose outcome will be critical for the whole region
  • Jun 6th, 2013 - 12:22 GMT

    Ever looked at your favourite Arab star and been struck by deja-vu? We have! We’ve scoured the internet high and low and think we’ve come up with some classic doppelgangers for you. From Ahlam to Kfoury, take a look at who we think were separated at birth.
  • Jun 4th, 2013 - 13:36 GMT

    Racy and hot, check out some of Instagram’s most popular Israeli female soldiers pics.
  • 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!