Haluk Demirel’s launch of his new Turkish-based website deemed inappropriate according to traditional Muslim values.
My son Rumi and I are chasing protests across the Middle East. We spent a week in Istanbul as the protests there petered out and flared up in Ankara. We are now in Cairo and the country is gearing up for a massive protest on June 30, whose goal is to do to Muhammad Morsi what the revolution did to Hosni Mubarak.
In an organic move combatting gender inequality and perceptions in the Middle East, a group of five college-aged Emirati women have formed the first all-girl rock band.
The rise of independent media in Afghanistan has been one of the country's biggest achievements - but there are troubling signs for its future. A growing number of attacks on journalists, and the international community's continued silence on the issue, are drawing concern.
How a Palestinian American young man is using poetry to connect and explore the saga of human existence.
The ongoing deterioration of the Dead Sea's water levels has brought together policymakers from Israel, Jordan, and Palestine in an effort to find a solution.
The Arab Spring started in Middle East as a political crisis, led by liberal secularists regardless of their religious background. Ironically, it is also the making of one of the bloodiest sectarian wars in Islam's modern history.
While politicians offered little hope for progress at the recent UN Climate talks in Doha, Qatar, Arab youth offered up some sense of optimism by staging the first public demonstration in Qatar's history. The demonstration signified the birth of a new youth movement that has its focus on climate change in the Middle East.
Last year, on the first anniversary of Egypt's uprising, we featured music by Arab-American composer Mohammed Fairouz.