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Breaking the Silence: Mental Health Awareness Month in Beirut

Emily O'Dell | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Emily O'Dell

While on the surface our mental health awareness work in Lebanon looks like an innovation, it's more like a reclamation -- since the first mental hospitals in the world appeared in the Middle East.

Morocco's Role in Supporting Human Development in Africa

Ahmed Charai | Posted 05.25.2015 | World
Ahmed Charai

Sustainable development in the African south is inextricable from social issues. The continent's talented populations and vast youth demographic have the potential to make the continent a global powerhouse -- but not unless present-day ills are healed.

The Islam I Know

Ben Barber | Posted 05.21.2015 | World
Ben Barber

I may not be a Muslim, but I know that calls for murder of civilians are not Islamic. For more than 10 years I lived and worked as a reporter in a dozen Islamic countries... Almost everywhere I found a kind and generous welcome.

6 Dreamy Travel Destinations for This Summer

Findery | Posted 05.22.2015 | Travel

Oops! I did it again. I forgot to make summer travel plans, and it's almost the end of May! Time to come up with a few ideas of where to head this summer.

Spin Fail as Clinton Foundation Keeps Books Firmly Shut

Till Bruckner | Posted 05.21.2015 | Media
Till Bruckner

Earlier this month, I was in Marrakech to cover the Clinton Global Initiative schmoozefest and make up my mind about whether the Clinton Foundation is as sinister as its critics make it out to be.

Hiding in Plain Sight: Progress in the Middle East and North Africa

Neil Ghosh | Posted 05.20.2015 | Impact
Neil Ghosh

While significant development challenges remain in the region, progress is being made in a number of key areas by both governments and local communities.

A Mad Way South: Kite Buggying Across the Sahara

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 05.19.2015 | Travel
Stefan Simanowitz

News that a madcap team of British adventurers have used snow kites to break the record for the fastest crossing of Greenland's ice cap reminds me of another record breaking journey by an even madder bunch of Antipodeans who use kite surfs to cross the Sahara.

How Morocco's Islamic Women Preachers Are Leading A Social Revolution

Reuters | Emma Batha | Posted 05.21.2015 | Religion

CASABLANCA, May 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Girls are "like a timebomb ready to explode and ruin the family's reputation," the Moroccan jewelr...

Fearless: Dr. Chafik Chraïbi Is Leading The Charge For Safe, Legal Abortion in Morocco

HuffPost Maghreb | Zineb Achraf | Posted 05.15.2015 | World

Chafik Chraïbi is a doctor distinguished by his courage. The 59-year-old, born in Fez, Morocco, has devoted years of his distinguished car...

The Cannes Diaries 2015: Ten Reasons I'm Looking Forward to the Croisette

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 05.14.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

When a filmmaker knows how to say the right thing, I'm hooked before I even watch a film. Funny thing is, instinctually I almost always get it right, as far as my personal taste is concerned. The Other Side is a must-watch documentary by fellow Italian Roberto Minervini,

One Street Artist Documents The Faces Of Disappearing Tradesmen In Morocco

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 05.13.2015 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

We have been introducing and recounting street art stories for a number of years now online and in front of audiences, and we find that it never fails to surprise people who learn that many of the images they see on the street are of actual people who live in their community.

Moroccan F-16 Jet From Saudi-Led Coalition In Yemen Goes Missing

Reuters | Posted 05.11.2015 | World

CAIRO, May 11 (Reuters) - A Moroccan F-16 warplane that is part of the Saudi-led force carrying out air strikes in Yemen has gone missing, Morocco's...

Love in Morocco, If You Dare

Dane Steele Green | Posted 05.04.2015 | Gay Voices
Dane Steele Green

The whole point of a vacation is to go and enjoy yourself. Do that how you will. But however great the temptation (or the thrill of almost getting caught) with this totally hot guy you just met, keep your feet on the ground.

Time to End Fuel Subsidies

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 06.16.2015 | World
Marcelo Giugale

What's wrong with using tax-payers' money to make energy more affordable for everyone? The first problem is that not "everyone" benefits equally. In the average developing country, two thirds of gasoline subsidies go to the rich and only 3 percent go to the poor.

Top Five Marrakesh... With Children

Darcy R. Shapiro | Posted 06.13.2015 | Travel
Darcy R. Shapiro

Marrakesh is an exotic destination, and you will feel it the minute you step off the plane. It's a place where you can soak up as much culture as you can sunshine.

Economic Collapse Will Limit Climate Change, Predicts Climate Scientist

Till Bruckner | Posted 06.13.2015 | Business
Till Bruckner

We face an avalanche of global disasters during our lifetime, and unless we slam the brakes on carbon pollution fast, the global economy will collapse to boot.

Generating Employment Opportunities Beyond Conferences

Mehrunisa Qayyum | Posted 06.13.2015 | World
Mehrunisa Qayyum

Encouraging entrepreneurship in the Middle East and North African region morphs into generating employment opportunities, when in fact, implementing this approach requires more time, skills and resources that compete with large industry forums catering to bigger (often foreign) firms.

Libya's Descent to a Failed State

Giorgio Cafiero | Posted 06.07.2015 | World
Giorgio Cafiero

The failure of last year's election to achieve political unity in Libya was most evident when Fajr Libya, or "Libya Dawn" -- a diverse coalition of armed groups that includes an array of Islamist militias -- rejected the election's outcome and seized control of Tripoli.

Tangerine Skies

See.Place | Posted 06.07.2015 | Travel

Though the aforementioned dialogue is from Bernardo Bertolucci's Sheltering Sky, its ominous tone is indicative of the trepidation many Westerns still feel when embarking upon journeys to Muslim countries.

This Is The Top City To Visit In 2015

Posted 04.07.2015 | Travel

Marrakech, Morocco has trumped the list of Top Destinations in the World in TripAdvisor's annual Travelers' Choice Awards.

Through Your Lens: Images From The Streets Of Morocco

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart & Chris McGonigal | Posted 04.15.2015 | World

Our weekly "Through Your Lens" series brings you gorgeous photos taken by photographers in one country around the world. This week, we explore the mag...

Get Lost in Morocco

Findery | Posted 06.02.2015 | Travel

This North African country with a blend of Islamic and European influences offers opportunities to explore both its history and its modern day culture. Yes, I got lost many times -- but that's the best way to find the real treasures here.

In Casablanca, 63 Billboards Showcase Women's Art

HuffPost Morocco | Huffpost Morocco Editors | Posted 04.13.2015 | Arts

During the first two weeks of April, the city of Casablanca, Morocco will become a haven for public art. The Billboard Festival, an art festival of ep...

Jacke McCurdy Becomes Grande Dame in Southwest Florida

Lee-En Chung | Posted 05.30.2015 | Impact
Lee-En Chung

Now I totally understand why Jacke is such a fun travel companion. At an international conference in Atlanta last fall, we were at the same table for the gala (of course, the grande dame herself was seated with a stunning neckline with ruffles next to her seated sister Arden in glasses.)

Bridging the Hope Gap: Why Life Skills Matter

Bill Reese | Posted 05.17.2015 | Impact
Bill Reese

How do they regain their balance, build up their confidence, and imagine a brighter future? There are no simple answers, of course. But we do know programs that give young men and women a sense of empowerment and hope are making a real difference in lives and communities everywhere.