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Saharan Journey

27th Jul 2012

Saharan Journey by Sven Lindqvist

Lindqvist’s fantastically original idea for a travel book through the deserts makes this well worth a read... read more

mansaf

recipe

18th Jul 2012

Mansaf

This wonderful Bedouin platter has now become Jordan's national dish... read more

Fear of Breathing

What's On

16th Jul 2012

What's On: July 16th – July 22nd 2012

Our weekly guide to the UK's best talks, exhibitions, screenings and concerts from the Arab world, Turkey, Iran and beyond!... read more

liverpool arts festival

What's On

3rd Jul 2012

What's On: July 2nd – July 8th 2012

Our weekly guide to the UK's best talks, exhibitions, screenings and concerts from the Arab world, Turkey, Iran and beyond!... read more

RJbaghdad_wide_750

What's On

25th Jun 2012

What's On: June 25th – July 1st 2012

Our weekly guide to the UK's best talks, exhibitions, screenings and concerts from the Arab world, Turkey, Iran and beyond!... read more

66 mins

What's On

18th Jun 2012

What's On: June 18th – June 24th 2012

Our weekly guide to the UK's best talks, exhibitions, screenings and concerts from the Arab world, Turkey, Iran and beyond!... read more

Bidisha

What's On

28th May 2012

What's On: May 28th – June 3rd 2012

Our weekly guide to the UK's best talks, exhibitions, screenings and concerts from the Arab world, Turkey, Iran and beyond!... read more

Women's Domination - Painting

24th May 2012

The Forgotten Writers: Women’s Domination

A new short story competition in Egypt looks to promote their literary depth to a global audience... read more

Tehran

23rd May 2012

Sabrina’s Passion: The Cuisine of Persia

Sabrina Ghayour tells us what makes the food of her homeland so special and why she feels the need to share it with others... read more

islam-without-extremes-a-muslim-case-for-liberty

15th Jan 2012

Islam Without Extremes by Mustafa Akyol

Mustafa Akyol puts forward the case for religious reform in response to the events of the Arab Spring.... read more

Spice Display

Blog Post

14th Jan 2012

A to Z of Middle Eastern Food & Drink

Here is my alphabet of Middle Eastern food and drink. Most of them are pretty obvious, even for those who aren’t that well acquainted with the cuisine of the region, but this is only a beginner’s guide. I’ve limited myself to one reference per letter, so it’s not at all extensive (otherwise this could have [...]... read more

Turkey: A Short History by Norman Stone

12th Jan 2012

Turkey: A Short History by Norman Stone

An insightful introduction to Turkey's history; perfect to carry with you as you explore the back streets of Istanbul!... read more