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  • September 01, 2015 - 16:59 GMT

    Earlier today in Lebanon, You Stink protesters began a sit-in at Ministry of Environment, allegedly trapping the Minister inside his office, and promising to stay until he resigns. Some picketers are diffusing this powderkeg by posing in costumes and carrying funny placards. It’s a clever way to draw attention to their cause, because isn't comedy just a funny way to be serious?
  • August 30, 2015 - 18:32 GMT

    Get to Abdoun in Jordan's capital city on Friday, 4 September to watch 63 teams compete in the Red Bull Soap Box Derby! Insane spectacle, music and sport - and it won't cost you a dinar!
  • August 27, 2015 - 15:16 GMT

    When did selfies with Third World people become a dating essential, like cologne or condoms? Read our tips on basic behavior for would-be aid workers, paired with some of the most egregious images on Tinder - including some from the Middle East.
  • August 25, 2015 - 19:32 GMT

    Arabia abounds with abandoned places. The Middle East is stocked with discarded structures, each with a curious story. It's the making of a new bucket list - dare you visit these daunting destinations? Tell us if you do, and if you stumble across other examples.
  • August 23, 2015 - 21:38 GMT

    Lebanon’s waste war escalated yesterday when anti-garbage demonstrators tried to pull down barricades and storm parliament in Beirut. Security forces responded with tear gas, water cannon and rubber bullets. The demonstrations began over the growing mountains of rubbish. Now leaders are also under fire for excessive use of force against protesters.
  • August 20, 2015 - 10:42 GMT

    While Islam, Christianity, and Judaism are the triad of True Faith, other native-born belief systems have also shaped the face of our region. Now those smaller faith systems have become some of the biggest casualties of modern war, some of them are nearing extinction. See our a quick snapshot of the Middle East’s minority religions.
  • August 18, 2015 - 09:23 GMT

    A lack of available funds and munitions have led to some pretty interesting innovations in Syria's civil war. From the deadly to the downright bizarre, take a look the homemade contraptions being used in the conflict.
  • August 16, 2015 - 19:36 GMT

    Lefties are challenged around the world, where right-handedness prevails. But what happens in the Middle East, where cultural norms and long-held beliefs make this typically under-used hand especially problematic?
  • August 13, 2015 - 20:00 GMT

    This is the low-down on the Muslim sect called Alawis, little known beyond the Syrian seaside town of Latakia. Embraced by the ruling Assad family, this is an offshoot sect that stems from Islam but is seen by many Muslims as deviant to the true faith.
  • August 11, 2015 - 15:08 GMT

    An art workshop in Zaatari Refugee Camp in eastern Jordan equips Syrian artists with the skills needed to document their stories in graphic novel form. The results are riveting.