Middle East and north Africa

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The falafel is part of my Israeli psyche – here’s my recipe
This London chef and author is missing proper streetside falafel dripping with hot sauce and tahini – but they can be recreated at home

Itamar Srulovich

15, Feb, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Gertrude Bell: the Victorian bluestocking who helped found modern Iraq
A female globetrotter, scholar and photographer who defied convention, she leaves a vast but troubled legacy in the Middle East

Marcel Theroux

21, Jun, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Lady Hester Stanhope: meet the trailblazing Queen of the Desert
The aristocrat abandoned her privileged background for a life of Middle East adventure, dressing as a man, visiting harems and leading archaeological digs

Marcel Theroux

17, May, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Ghosts replace crowds as Covid-19 rattles Jordan's ancient city of Petra
Empty streets, hotel rooms and restaurants shine harsh light on crisis facing tourism industry

Michael Safi and Jassar Al-Tahat in Petra

15, May, 2020 @11:08 AM

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Little town of Bethlehem – a travel photo essay
Palestinians increasingly see tourism as a way to tell their story, and a trip to Bethlehem and East Jerusalem offers an evocative insight into the hopes and fears of the West Bank community

Rebecca Ratcliffe All photographs by Issy Croker

18, Dec, 2019 @6:30 AM

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The Crossway by Guy Stagg review – a 3,400-mile walk to Jerusalem
The pilgrimage described in this engagingly honest memoir is not a religious one, though there’s plenty of pain and privation

Blake Morrison

07, Jul, 2018 @9:56 AM

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Sailing the Nile in style
There’s plenty of good eating, dozing and Egypt’s magnificent past to enjoy on this leisurely cruise aboard a luxurious dahabiya – though not a hint of Agatha Christie melodrama, mercifully

Ed Cumming

29, Apr, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Culture, clubbing and chaos: out with the locals in Beirut
Amid the city’s traffic jams and power cuts, a collaborative vibe among young Beirutis is seeing cutting-edge galleries and bars spring up, along with an emerging LGBTQ scene

Kit Macdonald

27, Feb, 2018 @6:30 AM

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Jogging in Jordan: the 650km trail that's a journey through time
The Jordan Trail takes you through the wonders of an ancient landscape. Along the way, you’ll discover the best running fuel in the world

Alfie Pearce-Higgins

15, Dec, 2017 @3:08 PM

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'The worst it's been': children continue to swim as raw sewage floods Gaza beach
For most of the 2 million people in this overcrowded strip of land – largely cut off from the outside world – the beach and sea are the only affordable form of recreation. The only option now is to swim and even fish in filthy water

Peter Beaumont in Gaza

31, Jul, 2017 @6:15 AM

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Little Petra: exploring the tastes and traditions of 'the real Jordan'
A new initiative from a husband-and-wife team offers the chance to venture into the desert beyond Jordan’s most iconic site, in the company of local people

Hazel Southam

18, Jun, 2017 @10:00 AM

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‘The kitchen has no religion’: the Lebanese activist offering hope through food
With a farmers’ market, and a string of restaurants and B&Bs, Kamal Mouzawak is helping Lebanese women and Syrian refugees to transform their lives

Wendell Steavenson

21, May, 2017 @9:00 AM

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