On temporality and the Gulf city

Talking to Deepak Unnikrishnan

CultureSociety Abu Dhabi

Deepak Unnikrishnan’s debut novel Temporary People chronicles stories of life-worlds shaped by change, temporality and migration, well familiar to the people of today’s Gulf cities.

Running free

Saudis sprint for equal rights

Jeddah Medina Riyadh

In Saudi Arabia, a group of runners – including an all-women team running in abaya – are promoting running as a means of social and personal transformation.

Falafel in Algeria

Syrian refugees bring new restaurants

Society Algiers

In Algeria, the most visible sign of the country’s over 40,000 Syrian refugees is many newly opened restaurants.

From the supermarket with love

Algeria's first food bank

Society Algiers

Entirely youth-run, the Algerian Food Bank collects groceries from shoppers, to feed families during Ramadan.

New art in an old market

Picturie Générale III in Algiers

Culture Algiers

Picturie Générale exhibits new Algerian art in one of Algiers’ iconic old markets, closed for the past thirty years.

Quand les stars portent le fez

Culture Casablanca

Yassine Morabite est un jeune designer et artiste marocain. Ses portraits de stars portant le fez traditionnel connaissent un grand succès.

Icons in fez

Culture Casablanca

Moroccan designer and artist Yassine Morabite portrays icons with a quentissential Moroccan icon – the deep red, signature fez.

Shooting Casa

Meet the white city street photographer

Culture Casablanca

Desert, markets, colourful mosaic – the image of Morocco to many. But not Casa photographer Yoriyas Yassine Alaoui Ismaili. He sees very different things.

Making peace on the roof

CultureSociety Tripoli LB

An age-old saga of peace, love and war bringing together youth from Tripoli’s long time adversaries Bab Al-Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen.

Queer as Iraq

Rights & dissent Baghdad

IraQueer – a new online home for the LGBTQ+ community of Iraq and Kurdistan