middle east

israel

Netanyahu's Desperate Campaign Promise Would 'Bury Any Chance of Peace'

The Arab world has furiously condemned the Israeli prime minister's pledge to annex a large chunk of the occupied West Bank if he's re-elected.
Tim Hume
9.11.19
Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Edited a Trump "America First" Campaign Speech. Manafort Helped Them Do It.

Longtime Trump friend Thomas Barrack sent the prepared remarks to a contact who shared them with the Emiratis and the Saudis.
Alex Lubben
7.30.19
Culture

'Girls of the Sun' Is an Homage to Kurdish Women Fighters

Eva Husson's new film attempts to depict the harrowing mission of real-life Kurdish women held captive by ISIS, escaped, and fought to free their loved ones.
Nadja Sayej
4.19.19
Photography

Vibrant Photos That Show What the Middle East Is Really Like

Photographer Ali Al-Shehabi is trying to counter stereotypes of the Arab world.
Zineb Houssine
1.18.19
Music

Palestinian Rapper Makimakkuk Dreams of a Borderless Future

Makimakkuk a.k.a. Majdal Nijim makes emotive and uplifting music about the realities of life in the West Bank under Israeli occupation.
Sirin Kale
11.16.18
Photos

Stop Stereotyping Arab Women With Your Halloween Costumes

Photographer Yumna Al-Arashi wants you to trash your sexy Jasmine costume and dress up as her heroes instead.
Yumna Al-Arashi
Zing Tsjeng
10.31.18
israel

Mass Killings Won't Change America's Relationship with Israel

Dozens of civilians are dead and thousands more injured in the latest outburst of insane violence in Gaza. Yet the US debate seems frozen.
Matt Taylor
5.16.18
Jerusalem

Trump hails U.S. Embassy move – as dozens of Palestinian protesters are killed

"Congratulations, it's been a long time coming."
Tim Hume
5.14.18
activism

Ahed Tamimi Is the Young, Defiant Voice of a Palestinian Generation

Amnesty International called her the "Rosa Parks of Palestine" after her arrest at the age of 16. But resisting Israeli military occupation comes at a cost.
Sabrina Faramarzi
5.9.18
Iran deal

Everything you need to know about the Iran deal Trump is about to kill

Trump is expected to cancel the waivers on at least some of the sanctions lifted by the agreement.
David Gilbert
5.8.18
jobs

Domestic Workers Are Using WhatsApp to Organize and Escape Abuse

The hugely popular messaging service provides an unlikely lifeline for migrant women working as live-in maids and nannies.
Laura Secorun
5.4.18
history

The World's First Author Was a Chill Priestess to an Even Chiller Goddess

Meet Enheduanna, the Mesopotamian princess and religious leader whose poetry celebrated a celestial goddess who could smash mountains and change people's gender.
Dee Cunning
5.3.18
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