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The Battle of Identities and Presidential Elections in the Arab Region

Raghida Dergham | Posted 04.18.2014 | World
Raghida Dergham

Presidential elections the Arab region are not an occasion to celebrate the joy of democracy and public participation in bringing about change, except...

Teaching the Judeo-Spanish Heritage to Chicago Seventh Graders

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 04.16.2014 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

I was impressed by the attainments of the Chicago students and I believe they, too, were affected by learning something new. It was a good day in a Chicago public school.

The Floor Of This Old Church Has Never Looked So Magical

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.15.2014 | Arts

This week in stunning ephemeral artworks, we bring you the digital designs of French artist Miguel Chevalier. Working in the Sacré Coeur church in Ca...

'Smarter' Cities in North Africa

Mehrunisa Qayyum | Posted 04.14.2014 | Green
Mehrunisa Qayyum

Smarter cities consider a variety of sectors because urban planning is not just creating "new" and imposing "modern," at the expense of cultural spaces, but preserving what works.

'Middle East Now': Changing the World, One Film at a Time

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 04.08.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Personally, I feel that the elusive "peace" -- along with inseparable companions, justice and equality -- in the region will come out of what one filmmaker calls "artistic resistance."

Game of Thrones Film Locations: When the Small Screen Isn't Enough

Kensington Tours | Posted 04.09.2014 | Travel
Kensington Tours

Intrigue, suspense, battle and fantasy aren't the only thing that has captured Game of Thrones fans around the world. Scattered across Northern Ireland, Scotland, Morocco, Iceland and Malta, the show's evocative film locations have become stars in their own right.

A Tale of Two Rabat Restaurants

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 03.31.2014 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

A Hollywood scenario par excellence, as our guide knocked on an ornate wooden door. A hostess welcomed and escorted us into an old house transformed into a traditional restaurant.

Exotic Silhouette Photos to Inspire Your Travels

Susan Portnoy | Posted 03.26.2014 | Travel
Susan Portnoy

Sure you can see more when it's light, but perhaps it's the darkness that inspires the imagination.

Game of Thrones Filming Locations Around the World

Viator | Posted 03.24.2014 | Travel

The HBO award-winning fantasy drama Game of Thrones returns for its fourth season this April, just in time to help inspire your summer travels.

18 Life-Changing Adventures That'll Make You Curse Your Desk

minube | Posted 03.20.2014 | Travel

These trips inspire us to head out to the far reaches of the Earth in search of wild, rugged lands, unique cultures, and unforgettable experiences.

Alcohol Etiquette: A Guide to Getting Drunk Around the World

Off Track Planet | Posted 03.17.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Getting drunk is easy. Being a worldly, respectable drunk takes practice.

A Jewish Voice on Arabic Radio

Joseph Braude | Posted 03.06.2014 | Religion
Joseph Braude

More than three years after the broadcast debuted, my Muslim audience now finds it ordinary, rather than aberrant, to hear a Jewish voice opine on Arab affairs in their mother tongue. In numerous Arab countries, such a situation would be revolutionary--but in Morocco, it's merely one step forward among many.

We Don't Use That History Stuff Anyway, Do We?

William E. White | Posted 03.06.2014 | Education
William E. White

Americans are terribly present-minded. We are mostly concerned about the here and the now. Please consider for just a moment the very unique role of the individual in our American story and what it can teach us about the critical role of citizens in a republic.

Leapfrogging Africa

Alexandre Lemille | Posted 03.05.2014 | Technology
Alexandre Lemille

By leapfrogging Africa to an interconnected and well-balanced continent both social and environmental innovations will flourish.

A Crowning Achievement for a Continent on the Rise

Ahmed Charai | Posted 03.04.2014 | Impact
Ahmed Charai

The king's emotional, political, economic, and spiritual ties with a growing number of countries in the Sahel and Africa's southwest is an opportunity for Morocco's Western allies to grow their relations on the continent themselves.

EXPLAINED: How 'Bloodthirsty' Ruler Could Have Fathered 1,000 Kids

LiveScience | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 02.26.2014 | Science

Sultan Moulay Ismaïl of Morocco, "The Bloodthirsty," reputedly sired hundreds of children and perhaps more than a 1,000. Now computer simulations su...

You've Never Seen Casablanca Like This Before

Rita Anya Nara | Posted 02.24.2014 | Travel
Rita Anya Nara

I've come to the conclusion that all Casablanca needs is a little color -- and a lot of Photoshop. Will artists across the city be offended by one tourist's over styled photographic impressions?

Enhancing Security Cooperation in Western Maghreb

Magnus Norell | Posted 02.17.2014 | World
Magnus Norell

On February 18, Moroccan King Mohammad IV, is visiting Mali. The trip is part of an ongoing Moroccan strategy to use a 'soft-power' approach in dealings with her neighbors to the South and South-West.

What You Need to Know Before Traveling to Morocco

Halle Eavelyn | Posted 04.09.2014 | Travel
Halle Eavelyn

So you're planning your Morocco travel! As they say in Arabic, Mabruk! (Congratulations). Now what? Well, before you get on the plane, there are some things you probably want to know.

Radio Beijing in the Middle East

Joseph Braude | Posted 04.08.2014 | World
Joseph Braude

Like American public diplomacy efforts in the Arab world, the Confucius Institute--the franchise of Chinese educational facilities that was promoted in the Arabic CRI broadcast--also encounters opposition in some countries where it maintains a presence.

Morocco, a Chaotic Paradise (Part II)

Adam Williams | Posted 04.07.2014 | Travel
Adam Williams

We haggled our way through the Souks, defied gravity on our way up mountain peaks and toured the beauty of the palaces throughout our four-day stay in Marrakech.

Korean Voices Make Waves on Arabic Radio

Joseph Braude | Posted 04.05.2014 | World
Joseph Braude

It is clear that under the shade of America's security umbrella in the Middle East, Koreans have been making strong inroads. Are there ways in which the United States, as a partner of Korea, might seek to benefit from those inroads, whether on the ground or over the airwaves?

Morocco Hits All the Right Notes for Travelers

Edward Piegza | Posted 04.01.2014 | Travel
Edward Piegza

What I enjoy most about Morocco is that it comes with few of the pre-conceived notions we have about more familiar destinations. Here, it's easy to get lost in flavors, textures and moments so unexpected that they give you pause. What's more exotic -- and memorable -- than a vacation like that?

When Strong Women Are Attacked by Weak Men (and Women)

Vivian Norris | Posted 04.01.2014 | Media
Vivian Norris

These past weeks, French and international press has placed the private life of the President, Francois Hollande, his now former companion, Valerie Trierweiler and a French actress, Julie Gayet, on the front page non-stop.

Cooking Cous Cous in Fez

Emily O'Dell | Posted 03.29.2014 | Travel
Emily O'Dell

"Are you good cooks?" Muhammad asked, in the kitchen of a 250-year-old house tucked inside a dark alleyway in Fez. "My mom's an amazing cook, but...