Exploring why more and more porn studios have started to make films featuring the headscarf.
When my dad left Iran in the 1970s he came to the UK and made a new life as a doctor. Why is he planning to vote for a political party that rejects immigrants?
We talked to two photographers from the Rawiya collective about Western misconceptions and the challenges of working as a female photographer in Egypt and elsewhere.
Australian Defence Force personnel will today begin a training exercise with the United States and the Philippines in the contested waters of the South China Sea.
Not far from Libya's border, the town of Ben Gardane is rife with smuggling, illegal money trading, and jihadist recruitment.
In February, Khamis Gewargis Khamis left his wife and kids to fight for the Assyrian Christian militia.
The aftermath of the murder of a 24-year-old British woman captures the uneasy mix of conservatism and behind-closed-doors hedonism in the Persian Gulf state.
We talked to the director of a new documentary about a pioneering girls' school in Afghanistan, and the effect that the departure of Western forces will have on the country.
Would Iran be a temperamental loose cannon like North Korea? Would they immediately push the Big Red Button and blow up Tel Aviv? What is everyone so afraid of?
Jan Dirk van der Burg travled the world collecting knockoff underwear branded Kalvi Klan, Galvin Klain, Calven Kiein, Colvin Kloin, and Calvni Klain.
How do people—especially women—learn about sex in a country where sex is taboo?
The story behind Guantánamo Diary, steeped in unknowable complexity and murky details, is perhaps the perfect parable of the post-9/11 era.
Werner Herzog has enacted the absurd over half a century of art and life—what can self-parody mean to him?
Photographer Jade Cantwell traveled through Syria, Lebanon, Israel, and Egypt in the months before the Arab Spring. Several years later, her photos are reminders of the lives behind the news reports.
How the Skateistan school uses skateboarding as a tool for empowerment in a country worn down by 30 years of conflict and dislocation.
We asked one of Moto Lady Club's founding members about debunking stereotypes of biker gangs and championing female empowerment in the Gulf.
Over the past year and a half, regimes throughout the Middle East, from Turkey to the United Arab Emirates, have been snapping up former members of Congress to help push their interests in Washington.
Silwan is becoming one of the most contentious neighborhoods in the most contested city in the world.
In addition to posting photos to social media of severed heads on spikes, the jihadists I follow also tweet a ton of pics of sweet snacks.
Jews in Iran haven't always been treated like fellow countrymen, so a newly-erected monument honoring Jews who fought in the Iran-Iraq War serves as a proverbial olive branch.
Whenever the world goes to hell in a family-size hand basket, people act surprised that they keep getting surprised.
"One of the scariest threats to me is pandemic flu."
Mark Danner discusses his 2003 essay "Iraq: The New War," which outlined how American policy in the Middle Eastern country helped incite what was then an emerging insurgency.
Talking to Loretta Napoleoni, whose new book, The Islamist Phoenix: The Islamic State and the Redrawing of the Middle East, looks at how unique and singular the Islamic State is as a terrorist organization.