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Signs of the Times

Amman, Jordan

Graphic design duo Wajha are offering barbershops, tailors and other small Jordanian businesses a fresh makeover – for free


Kidal, Mali

The rebellious Tuareg rock band return with their signature sound of gritty guitars and soulful Tamasheq dirges

Sleepless in Marrakech

Marrakech, Morocco

From the nightclubs of Cannes to the medina of Marrakech, even Mos Def is a fan of Norya Ayron’s transformation from party girl to fashion designer

Buried in the Alps

Altach, Austria

An Islamic cemetery has become a source of architectural solace, deep in the alpines of Austria

The Berber Cowboy

Tizgui, Morocco

Laila Hida documents the red canyons of Morocco – on horseback

The Magic of Mate

Shouf, Lebanon

Drunk by both Pope Francis and Che Guevara, the South American drink of mate has strong roots in the Middle East

Aya Metwalli

Cairo, Egypt

Cairo-based Aya Metwalli's dramatic guitar jangles and echoey vocals hang somewhere between folk, post-folk and anti-pop

The Quiet Emirate

Ras al Khaimah, UAE

Farah Al-Qasimi captures the subtle charm of Ras al Khaimah’s sleepy mountains and mangroves – a one hour drive from Dubai

24 Hours in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Take a trip to Ain Arabia – the 'Little Arabia' of Malaysia's alluring capital

The RUKH Revolution

Paris, France

Can an independent print magazine change the Arab world? Hachemi Ghozali seems to think so