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Journeys to the Islamic, Jewish, Zoroastrian and Babylonian Heavens

Journeys to the Islamic, Jewish, Zoroastrian and Babylonian Heavens

Many eastern traditions speak of journeys to the heavens, why and how it takes place will be explored in this article

The Colorful Coverings of the Ka'bah

The Colorful Coverings of the Ka'bah

In the eyes of many Muslims, and indeed of any person with minimal exposure to the region and the religion of Islam, the Holy Ka'bah is inextricably…

Captagon: The Ins and Outs of the Middle East’s Notorious ‘War Amphetamine’

Captagon: The Ins and Outs of the Middle East’s Notorious ‘War Amphetamine’

Captagon is a type of amphetamine in pill form, most commonly found in the Middle East. Its active ingredient is fenethylline hydrochloride. In recent years,…

‘The Arab World Can No Longer Ignore Data Journalism’: ADP and Raseef22

‘The Arab World Can No Longer Ignore Data Journalism’: ADP and Raseef22

“When information was scarce, most of our efforts were devoted to hunting and gathering. Now that information is abundant, processing is more important,” said precision…

For Arab Men, Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction is Mired by Myth and Shame

For Arab Men, Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction is Mired by Myth and Shame

“I got married at 30, to a man who had previously been married and had children. During the engagement period, I got the sense that…

Seeking an Abortion in the Arab World

Seeking an Abortion in the Arab World

If the prospect of obtaining contraceptives is not daunting enough for a woman in the Arab world, the prospect of getting an abortion are certainly daunting. …

Arab Songs About Homosexuality, Polyamory, and Gender

Arab Songs About Homosexuality, Polyamory, and Gender

Young artists changing the conversations on liberal values and personal freedoms in the Arab world.

Arab Women at War: Battles, Assassinations, and Army Leaders

Arab Women at War: Battles, Assassinations, and Army Leaders

Throughout Islamic history, women have played a prominent role in war. Aisha, considered the mother of all believers, was part of the Battle of the…

Sexual Fantasy in the Arab World: From the Pre-Islamic Era to Modern Times

Sexual Fantasy in the Arab World: From the Pre-Islamic Era to Modern Times

The sexual fantasies in the Arab collective imaginary have went undergone various transformations since pre-Islamic times until the modern era. Images of wide-eyed nymphs no…

Heritage Sites At Risk in the Arab World

Heritage Sites At Risk in the Arab World

Of the 55 World Heritage sites listed as being under threat by the UNESCO, nearly half (21 sites) are located in the Arab world: one…