Sudan female football coach breaks barriers

Salma al-Majidi is acknowledged by FIFA as first Arab, Sudanese woman to coach men's football team in Arab world.

Iraq force, from helping beat IS to reconstruction

Football as usual for war amputee players in Idlib

Teachers in Mosul learn to cope with traumatised pupils

South Sudan’s Ganyiel a “haven of peace”

Syrian refugee bridges divides in Milan

Football club a symbol for Swedish-Kurdish cohesion

Ancient Turkish town set to vanish forever under floodwaters

Ethical questions raised over shock Iraq torture photos

Morocco’s population predicted to age significantly

Qatari woman breaks new ground as jockey

Rugby, a sport so new to Iraq

Morocco tourists make tracks on 007's 'desert express'

Road to World Cup fever unites war-divided Syrians

Homs's rebel districts still in ruins years after Assad victory

Besieged Syria town swaps meat for mushrooms

Mentally disabled fighting for integration in Egypt

Penon de Velez de la Gomera, Spanish enclave on Moroccan coast

Tackling problem of Egypt's street kids proving difficult

Hair therapy boosts Istanbul's receding tourism

Historic Casablanca buildings crumbling in silence

First fashion show seeks to promote Syria's Kurdish traditional attire

Female Saudi horse trainer sees change underway for women

Fighting jihad with culture in Tunisia's impoverished mountains

Tunisian fashion designers inspired by country’s heritage

Syrian refugees find asylum in cold Iceland

Mideast Christians remain hopeful for future despite ISIS violence in 2016

Alarming rise of violence against women in Arab region

Comparing deradicalisation programmes today

Mix of happiness, sadness at recaptured Iraqi monastery

Warming climate changing most life on Earth

Lebanese heart surgeon saving Syrian babies’ lives

Arab Fashion Week begins in Dubai

Countless bombings in Baghdad’s Karrada since 2003 US-led invasion

Syria’s “Happy” baboon bears the scars of war

Famous Palestinian designer back home

Study: Height down in some MENA countries

Tunisia's Mellouli optimistic to win one last medal in Rio

Euro 2016 football fever overshadows soap operas in Arab world

Family helped by IS member to escape besieged Fallujah


In Moroccos imperial city of Fez, magic fills the air

The narrow alleys of the medina take visitors away from the hectic suburban life.

Art burgeoning in conservative Iran

Past decade has seen number of galleries in Tehran explode from just a handful to more than 100.

Raqa activists turn into war reporters

Syrian activists have become impromptu war reporters, covering US-backed assault on their city from ground.

Meditation tourism a new trend in Jordan

A day trip to the Dead Sea or Petra, including a 2-hour class of meditation, costs $150.

Palestinian fashion designer inspired by traditional patterns

Natalie Tahhan breathes new life into tradition, replacing painstaking processes of cross-stitching, embroidery with a laptop computer, printed fabric.

Morocco's Barbary macaque monkey on verge of disappearing

Morocco fights to save its iconic monkey which is now restricted to mountainous regions of Algeria, North African kingdom.

Iran female biker a symbol of shifting social norms

Shafiei has realised her dream of becoming professional biker despite living in country where she is not allowed to ride on public roads.

Algeria women footballers fight social stigma

Players of all-female club Afak Relizane shrug off gender stereotypes, financial hardship for sake of playing football.

Morocco grows into international cultural magnet

North African kingdom is witnessing cultural boom thanks to its renowned international festivals, large projects launched by King Mohammed VI.

Syrian pastry chefs bring know-how to Berlin

German capital is now 'home sweet home' for Syrian pastry chefs who fled their war-ravaged country.

Women bikers breaking taboos in Iraq

Initiative 'I am the society' has inspired dozens of Iraqi girls to ride bicycles in streets of Baghdad, defying traditions.