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May 2017
UAE / IMF
IMF says more reforms still needed by Midle East oil exporters.
CHINA / UAE
UAE Foreign Minister meets Chinese counterpart.
MALAYSIA / BAHRAIN
King Hamad signs MOU with Malaysian PM.
IRAQ / LIQUOR STORE
Alcohol shop opens in Christian town.
EGYPT / SINAI BAND
Bedouin band use conflict to create desert music.
SUDAN / PRESS FREEDOM
A look at Sudan for World Press Freedom Day.
IRAQ / WAR ARTIST
Iraqi painter quietly documented life under IS.
ALGERIA / ELECTIONS
Preview of tomorrow's parliamentary elections.
MIDDLE EAST / HUNGER STRIKE
Palestinians rally support for hunger strikers.
MALAYSIA / BAHRAIN
Ministers confirm Bahraini embassy in Malaysia.
AFGHANISTAN / WOMEN SHELTERS
Afghan women fear loss of shelters as funding dwindles.
UAE / TYSON
Mike Tyson lauds Dubai while promoting boxing gym franchise.
JORDAN / YEMEN
Refugee council chief returns from Yemen.
UAE / MARKETS
DFM static at end of week.
EGYPT / MARKETS
Stock market up 0.84 percent.
YEMEN / TAIZ DISPLACED
Displaced fear further misfortune as monsoon approaches.
IRAQ / ENTREPRENEURS
Tech-savvy entrepreneurs build mobile app businesses.
EGYPT / DONKEYS
Donkey traders find new market for their livestock.
MIDDLE EAST / STORYTELLER
Traditional Palestinian tales brought back to life.
YEMEN / TAIZ DISPLACED
Displaced fear further misfortune as rains come.
EGYPT / CAIRO BITES
Food festival shows off latest culinary trends.
LEBANON / TATTOO FESTIVAL
Body art on display in Beirut.
UAE / MARKETS
DFM starts week in the red.
EGYPT / MARKETS
Cairo stocks drop just before close.
IRAQ / SYRIA
Al-Moallem: "We and Iraqis are in the same trench."
LEBANON / ARMY EQUIPMENT
US send weapons to help border security.
UAE / BASKETBALL
Basketball Federation lifts hijab ban.
IRAQ / FLOODING
Five thousand acres of farmland submerged.
EGYPT / TUTANKHAMUN
Egyptologists at annual Tutankhamun conference.
CHINA / SYRIA
Syrian and Chinese businesses discuss reconstruction.
YEMEN / CHOLERA
Cholera diagnoses rising in Yemeni capital.
IRAQ / GRADUATION
Graduation ceremony for Iraqi army officers.
GERMANY / ALGERIA
Algerian FM meets German counterpart.
BOSNIA / HIJAB IRONWOMAN
Hijab-wearing woman defies critics with Ironman race.
IRAN / MESSI DOPPELGANGER
Footballer look-a-like seeks role with Messi brand.
TUNSIA / PRESIDENT
Essebsi orders army to protect businesses amid protests.
WEST BANK / BARGHOUTI MOSAIC
Supporters make Barghouti mosaic from glass.
MALI / UNREST
Konna still recovering after militant occupation four years ago.
GAZA / ENERGY
Hospitals in Gaza face worsening conditions.
LIBYA / MIGRANT SICKNESS
Concerns migrants could be bringing diseases into Libya.
GAZA / DRUGS
Massive drugs haul set alight by Hamas police.
WEST BANK / RUSSIA
Russian-funded cultural centre opens.
LEBANON / TEENAGE NIGHTCLUB
Lebanon's first teenage nightclub opens in Beirut.
EGYPT / MARKETS
EGX30 falls on final session of the week.
UAE / MARKETS
Dubai Financial Market closes with slight gains.
EGYPT / MALE BALLET DANCERS
Male ballet dancers plié in the face of stigma.
IRAQ / FEMALE CAR WASH
Women get their hands dirty at car wash.
BOSNIA / ISLAND MOSQUE
A look at the enchanting 'green island of Islam'.
LEBANON / FRUIT CARVER
Fruity professor showcases carving talent.
YEMEN / ICRC
ICRC director of operations on increased aid.
JORDAN / EGYPT FM
Shoukry and Safadi meet Palestinian negotiator Erekat.
MOROCCO / ROSES
Festival celebrates rose harvest.
EGYPT / MARKETS
Cairo stocks on the slide.
UAE / MARKETS
DFM steady at start of trading week.
MIDDLE EAST / BARGHOUTI
Hunger strike leader says snacking video is fake.
WEST BANK / ELECTIONS
Mayoral and local council results announced.
GAZA / HUMAN RIGHTS
Third edition of human rights film festival.
MIDDLE EAST / IRAN ELECTIONS PREVIEW
How is the region anticipating Tehran's elections?
UAE / ICEBERGS
Plan for Antarctic icebergs to become water source for UAE.
MIDDLE EAST / ELECTIONS PREVIEW
How does Israel see the upcoming election?
LEBANON / NAKBA
Beirut camps commemorate Nakba.
MOROCCO / NIGERIA / PIPELINE
Feasibility study on West African gas pipeline.
GERMANY / YEMEN
German FM meets Yemeni Prime Minister.
SUDAN / BLIND CENTRE
Centre trains blind to overcome their disability.
UAE / IRAN ELECTION PREVIEW
How are the Iranian elections seen in the Gulf?
SUDAN / DISPLACED
Over a million children flee neighbouring violence.
GAZA / UNRWA
Patients turn to UN-run clinics during energy crisis.
LIBYA / COPPER MARKET
Copper craftsmen struggle to maintain trade.
IRAQ / PAINTER
Street artist covers IS murals in Mosul with positive messages.
EGYPT / FIRE
10 fire engines control fire in government building.
LIBYA / MIGRANTS
120 migrants rescued from stranded dinghy.
JORDAN / GRAFFITI
International artists decorate Amman walls.
UAE / MARKETS
Dubai Financial Market ends week with slight dip.
EGYPT / MARKETS
Financial week ends with low trading volume.
UK / SYRIAN BARBERSHOP
Syrian sets up barber shop on picturesque Scottish isle.
UAE / HOPE MAKER
One million dirhams for this year's young agent for change.
IRAQ / MARRIAGE
War and economic crisis leave many Iraqi women unmarried.
SUDAN / NATURE RESERVE
Sudan's oldest nature reserve now popular tourist destination.
IRAQ / AIRLINE ROUTE
New route opens between Damascus and Sulaymaniyah.
JORDAN / WEF
Middle Eastern entrepreneurs showcase start-up businesses.
LIBYA / ORPHAN PARK
New park is haven for Misrata families.
UAE / MARKETS
DFM starts trading week with slight gains.
EGYPT / MARKETS
Cairo index on the up.
UAE / TRUMP
How is Trump's tour looking so far?
JORDAN / SYRIA AID
US ambassador meets with King Abdullah II on aid visit.
MIDDLE EAST / PEACE HOPES
Peace activist hopes Trump visit will help Palestinians.
UK / SYRIA EXHIBITION
Complexity of Syrian conflict on show in London.
JORDAN / CAMEL RACE
Hundreds of camels race at Wadi Rum.
MIDDLE EAST / TRUMP
What will Trump's visit mean for the peace process?
WEST BANK / ABBAS
Abbas on the hunger strike as protests continue.
TUNISIA / CLASHES
Protesters face off with army in Tataouine.
ALGERIA / DRUG ADDICTS
Centre helps users fight addiction.
JORDAN / WEF DIGITAL
Digital economy a solution to Mideast fiscal woes.
ALGERIA / DRUG TRAFFICKING
Attempts to control drug trafficking from Morocco to Algeria.
IRAQ / BRIDGE
Army builds bridge across Tigris.
EGYPT / KOSHARY
Iconic Egyptian dish off-menu during Ramadan.
JORDAN / CARPENTRY
Saw soundtrack accompanies furniture exhibition.
BOSNIA / BUSINESS
Arab investors attend Sarajevo Business Forum.
SYRIA / RAMADAN PREPS
Damascus prepares for holy month.
EGYPT / RAMADAN PREPS
Cairo residents struggle to afford Ramadan foodstuffs.
IRAQ / IDP CHILDREN
Classes help ease child trauma.
MIDDLE EAST / CHILDREN OF CONFLICT
Over 20m children suffering; nearly half of them are Yemeni.
UAE / MARKETS
DFM in the red at end of trading week.
EGYPT / MARKETS
EGX30 rises on final session of the week.
LIBYA / RAMADAN
Sheep import comes just in time for Ramadan.
MOROCCO / RAMADAN
Families and local markets prepare for holy month.
IRAQ / RAMADAN
Baghdad markets busy with Ramadan shoppers.
TUNISIA / RAMADAN
Rise in food prices hits Ramadan preps.
UAE / SOAP OPERA
Ramadan series tackles inner workings of IS.
EGYPT / PALACE
Palace re-opens with new art exhibition.
LEBANON / BEACH CLEANING
Volunteers tackle Lebanon's increasing beach waste problem.
UAE / MARKETS
DFM opens for trading.
EGYPT / MARKETS
Cairo stocks on the up.
IRAQ / BAND
Project 904 bring music and fun to Baghdad youth.
JORDAN / LIVING MOSAIC
Iraqi refugees learn mosaic skills to support themselves.
SUDAN / WHITENING CREAMS
Diseases caused by skin whitening creams on increase.
MOROCCO / POTTERY
Potters compete with Asian mass production.
EGYPT / ARABESQUE
Historic craft under threat from lack of workers and poor sales.
LEBANON / ARMY
Army takes delivery of military equipment donated by France.
HUNGARY / IRBIL CHRISTIANS
Hungary donates $500k to help Iraqi Christian refugees.
YEMEN / MOSQUE
Early Islamic mosque in need of restoration.
IRAQ / MOSUL ALCOHOL
Alcohol shops re-open in Mosul.
EGYPT / SUNKEN ANTIQUITIES
Divers remove waste from underwater antiquities.
IRAQ / ICE CREAM PARLOUR ATTACK
Baghdad residents reflect on deadly attack.
YEMEN / AID
Food aid delivered in Taiz.
EGYPT / GREEN ENERGY
Biofuel and solar energy on the rise.
TUNISIA / RAMADAN HABITS
Ramadan traditions kept alive each year.
SYRIA / KURDISH FIGHTERS
Timeline of Kurdish fighters in Syria.
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