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Top 10 Family Villas

Jane Anderson | Posted 07.24.2014 | Travel
Jane Anderson

A fabulous villa is the holy grail of a successful family getaway. You can all chill out, claim your own space and not fret about what time breakfast is served or whether your kids are annoying the honeymoon couple round the pool.

Bahrain's Jihadist Dilemma

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Daniel Wagner

Bahrain finds itself in an increasingly untenable position. If it misplays its hand, or events in the region outpace the government's ability to manage domestic politics, the Bahraini government could find itself facing a dire crisis in the near future.

Exchange Tourism Initiates a Dialogue on Smart Cities

Mehrunisa Qayyum | Posted 07.17.2014 | Technology
Mehrunisa Qayyum

Yet, the push towards urbanization often ignores the social and cultural benefits that rural environments still offer -- and at a lower cost with more sustainable ways to operate.

50 Cities You Should See In Your Lifetime

minube | Posted 07.14.2014 | Travel
minube

With our ever-expanding bucket lists, it's sometimes easy to lose sight of the essentials. Well, we've gone to the community of travelers at minube.ne...

In Morocco, A Lasting Impact Means Building Trust

Stefan Cornibert | Posted 07.11.2014 | Impact
Stefan Cornibert

I'm back in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco for the second term of the America's Unofficial Ambassadors (AUA) summer program here, helping a new team of volunteers get started in their service roles.

Life's journey: A Sufi Parable in Fes

Katherine Marshall | Posted 06.24.2014 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

The messages of diversity, tolerance, and appreciation of difference are both ancient and modern. They are a balm and they are real. The notion of living together is not a danger to be managed nor an unattainable dream. It is within reach.

The Story Behind the Polls

James Zogby | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

To pick one result, while ignoring this "big picture" is to "miss the forest for the trees." Pointing out a result is as easy as finding a number on a chart. But understanding the meaning of that result is the key to making sense of this or any poll.

Moderation and Modernity: Challenges for Moroccan Islam

Katherine Marshall | Posted 06.05.2014 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

"We need passionately moderate Muslims", argues former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. Moderates, yes, but not tepid or vacillating moderates; instead, moderates with vim, ready to engage and to bring about change.

A Moroccan's Week With the Polisario Front

Samia Errazzouki | Posted 06.04.2014 | Impact
Samia Errazzouki

The grueling trip to the Western Sahara refugee camp of Dakhla begins in the Algerian military airport of Tindouf, located deep in the Sahara Desert in south-western Algeria. One of the first questions I faced upon my arrival to the Tindouf airport was given that I'm a Moroccan, what was I doing here?

On Morocco, Its Western Allies, and Africa Policy

Ahmed Charai | Posted 06.02.2014 | World
Read More: Morocco, World News
Ahmed Charai

Despite the limits of its economy, Morocco has managed to create and develop a substantial business within Africa -- and the Islamic fiber of sub-Saharan Africa remains deeply tied to the Morocco's centuries old Sufi traditions.

9 Upcoming Music Festivals in the World's Best Cities

AskMen.com | Posted 05.28.2014 | Travel
AskMen.com

While music lovers have plenty of summer festivals to choose from, it's rarely the music alone that attracts a crowd. For our purposes, a festival is only as good as the city it's in.

When Fanaticism Makes Sense: Nabil Ayouch on Horses of God

Dan Lybarger | Posted 07.22.2014 | Entertainment
Dan Lybarger

It's easy to condemn the actions of suicide bombers, but it's much harder to understand why people embrace such toxic philosophies in the first place. What's most alarming about the situation depicted in Horses of God is that it could happen anywhere.

20 Photos Of Africa That Aren't Just Trees Or Sunsets

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 05.21.2014 | Travel

This is, apparently, what everyone thinks Africa looks like. News flash: It doesn't. And because we're nearing summer when our minds are getti...

FiSahara: The Cannes of the Desert

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 07.20.2014 | Arts
Stefan Simanowitz

Far from the red-carpeted Mediterranean opulence of the Croisette, the Sahara International film festival -- known as FiSahara -- took place in a sun-baked refugee camp deep in the Algerian desert.

Create a Lasting Impact While on Your Next Trip With Virgin Limited Edition's Pack for a Purpose

JustLuxe | Posted 07.09.2014 | Travel
JustLuxe

(Photo Courtesy of Kasbah Tamadot) By Nicolle Monico Kasbah Tamadot, Sir Richard Branson's Moroccan retreat, is no doubt a refuge for the ultra-weal...

Must Love Cats

Valerie Frankel | Posted 07.02.2014 | Travel
Valerie Frankel

Mystified to find myself in this feline wonderland, I asked our tour guide, "What's with all the cats?"

Drink the World: Morocco

Dan Miles | Posted 07.01.2014 | Travel
Dan Miles

In other cities drinking is much more clandestine.

The Jinn Trend: Author Heather Demetrios Weighs In

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 06.23.2014 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

Heather was kind enough to offer her expert opinion on the trend and why we should expect to see more magic lamps in the future.

Live From the Tribeca Film Festival

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.22.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Not to label it a leftover festival, but there is the sense that the movies in Tribeca have either already had their debut elsewhere or, more to the point, didn't have a debut elsewhere because they didn't make the cut. Still, I always enjoy the opportunity that Tribeca affords me as a critic and curator.

The Battle of Identities and Presidential Elections in the Arab Region

Raghida Dergham | Posted 06.17.2014 | 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 06.16.2014 | 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 06.14.2014 | 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 06.08.2014 | 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 06.07.2014 | 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.