Country: Mashriq

Nora Al-Jarawi (also Noura, Noora), Yemeni political leader and media activist (photo: private via Twitter + logo of womensolidaritynetwork)

Yemen’s other war

Female politicians targeted on social media

Hagia Sophia: a monument spanning two world religions, Christianity and Islam (photo: Getty Images)

No Europe without Islam

"Europe's history is rooted in migration"

Hamas deputy chief Saleh al-Arouri visits Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei (photo: FARS)

Hamas and Hezbollah

A new alliance in Lebanon?

Syrian craftsman Khaled Bahlawan hammers nails in a wooden boat at his boatyard in Syria's Mediterranean Island of Arwad on 24 July 2022 (photo: LOUAI BESHARA/AFP/Getty Images)

Syria's Phoenician heritage

Traditional boat-makers keep ancient craft afloat

Symbolic image of an elderly woman in care (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Health and ageing

Middle East and North Africa unprepared for coming dementia epidemic

Poster marking Vladimir Putin's state visit to Egypt to meet with Abdul Fattah al-Sisi (photo: Reuters/file)

Vladmir Putin’s war in Ukraine

Why the public support in the Arab world?

A convoy transporting humnanitarian aid passes the Bab al-Hawa border crossing from Turkey into Syria (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Syria and Ukraine

Humanitarian aid is Russia's political football

Photo montage: Cover of "This Arab is Queer" (published by Saki Books; background photo: picture-alliance)

LGBTQ+ Pride

Being queer and Arab

Bishop Esber presides over a Greek Orthodox mass in the monastery at Izraa, in Syrian's southern Hauran province (photo: Lutz Jaekel)

Syria before the war

An exhibition to remember

Saudi women walk past a mural painting showing King Salman bin Abdulaziz on Tahliya street in the capital Riyadh on 5 December 2019 (photo: FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP)

Emancipation in the MENA region

The patriarchy is crumbling

Palestinian Widad Kawar, dedicated to raising awareness of the value of Palestinian, Jordanian and Syrian costumes, and founder of the Tiraz Museum in Jordan (photo: Marta Vidal)

Palestine, Jordan and Syria

The woman preserving handwoven history

Egyptians harvesting wheat (photo: AA/picture-alliance)

Ukraine war and the Middle East

Will the wheat crisis bring more food independence?

Muslim woman in a Sufi shrine: The role of female scholars in the transmission of traditional knowledge in Islam has long been underestimated (photo: Imago/Saqib Majeed)

Female scholars in Islam

Unsung guardians of the 'true' tradition

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