Reason number one: they are cats.
Shakshuka is a Middle Eastern and North African dish that combines eggs, tomatoes, and spices to create the perfect meal for any season and time of day.
While Arab women have been at the forefront of the Middle East’s uprisings, a new poll finds that sexual violence, female genital mutilation, and legal discrimination continue to undermine advances in gender equality around the region.
While legal conditions are improving in Latin America, in the Middle East and Asia domestic workers face some of the worst abuses.
Since Iran’s 1979 revolution, travel for Americans to the country has been incredibly difficult. Too bad, since there are so many gems.
Because the Middle East is where it’s AT.
“On Sunday, August 11, the Department of State will re-open 18 of the 19 embassies and consulates that were closed recently,” the State Department said in a statement. The U.S. Embassy in Sanaa, Yemen and the U.S. Consulate in Lahore, Pakistan will remain closed.
Because yallah is the original YOLO.
“More than 100,000 people have been killed, and millions of people have either been displaced or become refugees in neighboring countries,” U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told reporters Thursday.
The Zaatari Refugee Camp, near the Jordanian city of Mafraq, currently holds an estimated 120,000 Syrian refugees making it one of Jordan’s largest cities. The camp which opened on July 28, 2012 had a planned capacity of 60,000 people.
Update: Adli Mansour was sworn in Thursday as the acting head of state.
These are the quirky, tired, and dramatic faces of Turkish activism.
Israeli Embassy spokesman Aaron Sagui tells the Associated Press that Israel is determined to prevent the transfer of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has also clashed with the U.S. military over repeated delays to the scheduled handover of Afghan detainees, New York Times reports.
He and the president have frequent phone chats, Oren says.
Which is more inappropriate: the outfit, or that she went to the Middle East for a promotional milkshake appearance in the first place?
Kim K. has a “bad reputation.”
The West African country — likely obscure to most watching the foreign policy debate — just entered the national conversation.
The Anti-Defamation League has compiled newspaper cartoons depicting what they describe as “the Arab media’s demonization of the 2012 presidential election and the US-Israeli relationship.”
Many are calling Newsweek’s new cover offensive and sensational. Twitter users are also now actively trolling Newsweek’s #MuslimRage hashtag in protest.
Hawkish American conservatives split from cautious Israelis. Romney arrives at an unsettled moment.
Symbolic politics in the Holy Land. “President Obama is cool and detached on Israel as he is on most issues, while Israel is one of the few issues to which Romney seems instinctively and emotionally attached.”
French journalist Mani braves the front lines to show the world what’s happening in Homs. The city has been under siege by the government since May of 2011 for opposing the rule of President Bashar al-Assad. This is war footage, and therefore may not be suitable for all audiences.
Presented without comment. Because as awesome as this photo is, the source material, even when translated, is extremely opaque.
The party stands by its two-state platform. But many in the grassroots like the idea of a single state.
President Obama delivered a major foreign policy speech on the role of the United States in the Middle East, reasserting American support of the popular uprisings throughout the region and attempting to restart Israeli/Palestinian peace talks. Obama offered tangible aid to protesters participating in the Arab Spring, demanded Syria’s president allow reform or step aside, and called for the formation of a Palestinian state. View List ›
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