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Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Palestine, Syria, Libya, Cross-border, MENA

Hijab is Power, MuslimGirl’s 100 Years of Hijab

“Hijab is much more than a fad”. This is how MuslimGirl.com starts their description of their video. Their main goal…
Egypt, Iraq, Iran, UAE

Here are 5 of the Most Outstanding Mosque Ceilings in MENA & Islamic World

Intricately designed, mosques are considered to be among the most exquisite and refined architecture in the world. Throughout the Islamic world, including…
Iran

Iranian Graphic Designer Wins the 2016 Nowruz Festival Banner Contest

Representing the rich Iranian culture in an artistic design isn’t an easy task to accomplish. But many artists from all…
Iran

Iran is the 9th Country to Ban Animal Acts in Circuses

Iran has recently joined a growing list of countries in banning the use of wild animals in circuses.  Iran’s Department…
Iran, Cross-border

Photos by Women Photographers from MENA is at a top USA Museum

On April 8th, art enthusiasts from around the United States gathered at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston to…
Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Morocco

9 MENA Buildings Shortlisted for Aga Khan Award for Architecture

Some buildings are considered to be more than mere architectural works. When thoughtfully designed, they become forms of art that…
Iran

Iranian Artist Transforms Tanks with Art in Afghanistan

In a country that’s been stricken with war for decades, any blast of vibrant color is welcome. After receiving her…
Egypt, Iran, Kuwait

6 Middle Easterners Shortlisted for 2016’s Sony World Photography Award

For nine years, Sony has been presenting its annual World Photography Award to the winners of the competition. This year, the…
Iran

Shab-e Yalda: a night of red and poetry

Happy Shab-e Yalda to all those who celebrate! Yalda is the night of the winter solstice, and is celebrated with a…
Iran

3 videos that will make you reflect on the art scene in today’s Iran

Iran is a country with a rich history of painters, artists and calligraphers. Unfortunately, the Iranian art scene receives little attention today…
Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Libya, Turkey, Cross-border

9 MENA Photographers You Will Love

A dynamic region like the Middle East sure offers lots of images that are worth capturing. BarakaBits previously shared an inspiring…
Iran

Humans of (New York) in Iran

Brandon Stanton, your not-very-ordinary photographer is now heading to the Middle East! On his page Human of New York, Brandon…
Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Qatar, Cross-border

Are you taking advantage of #hashtags to explore the Middle East?

Social media presents a whole new way to travel and explore the world. And a particularly useful but underrated way of…
Egypt, Iran, Morocco, Turkey, Cross-border

4 Middle Eastern pop singers to add to your playlist

Do you love pop music? Then make sure that you add all these Middle Eastern singers to your playlist! From the…
Iran

3 Blogs To Follow For Persian Food Lovers

They say that the way to any person’s heart is through their stomach, and let’s face it: every stomach loves…
Iran

A Photography Project That Shows A Community in Iran Few Know About

Mahdi Ehsaei, a German-Iranian designer and photographer, has created a collection of photographs that take a look at a community…
Iran, Cross-border

4 Middle Eastern Scholars That Left a Mark on the World

Academically, Arabs and Persians have left a great mark. Whether in the field of science, mathematics, or humanities, scholars from…
Iran

Iranian Band Abjeez Takes “Persian World Pop” to Another Level

Two Iranian sisters, named Melody and Safoura Safavi, have always loved music. Their band, called Abjeez (which means ‘sisters’ in…
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