Stories about Middle East & North Africa
11 May 2015
Taco al pastor, the classic Mexican street food that’s popular in the US, has roots in a surprising place: the Middle East.
9 May 2015
Three human rights organizations launch a social media campaign to raise awareness about prisoners of conscience throughout the Arab World.
8 May 2015
Political pages are accessible, but Justin Bieber and the Kardashians are blocked. Saddled with a censorship regime that is both exhaustive and ineffective, Iranian authorities are experimenting with “intelligent” filtering.
"It is not a war against terror, and not a war against extremists, and not even a war against the Palestinian Authority...Who is the enemy? The Palestinian people."
6 May 2015
Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain and the UAE participate in Milan's Expo 2015 with well designed pavilions to introduce the world to their agrarian and food culture.
5 May 2015
The Dilemmas of Bahrain's Opposition Group Alwefaq: Between Fragmentation and an Underground Movement
The largest opposition group in Bahrain is on the verge of being shut down. Alwefaq Society members are expressing contradicting opinions on the the implications of its closure.
Yemenis are putting their art and creatively forward to an end the war in their country, the poorest in the Middle East. Here's what they are doing.
Anaïs Renevier is leaving Lebanon after a few years reporting there. Her blog post about the dismal conditions foreign correspondents must endure in today's media landscape has resonated with many.
4 May 2015
Managing editor Shahla Sherkat says she's hopeful she can convince the court to allow publication to resume. Iran’s Press Oversight Committee suspended Zanan-e Emrooz, reportedly for writing about "white marriages."