• 2015-08-31 23:50

    A “supergiant” gas field has been discovered off the Egyptian coast, the Italian energy company Eni announced Sunday — the largest such discovery ever made in the Mediterranean. The field, estimated to hold 30 trillion cubic feet of gas, could help...
  • 2015-08-31 12:31

    Photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid — popularly known as Shawkan — is going on a hunger strike to protest surpassing his maximum pre-trial detention period of two years, the Free Shawkan Campaign announced at a press conference on Sunday. Organized by...
  • 2015-08-30 18:13

    This week's theme is portraits. Day 7: Livio De Marchi , by Guglielmo de'Micheli. Livio De Marchi (Courtesy Guglielmo de'Micheli) Day 6: CIMC Raffles Shipyard, China , by Mohamed Ali. CIMC Raffles Shipyard, China (Courtesy Mohamed Ali) Day 5:...
  • 2015-08-29 20:43

    A new popular campaign “No to Religious Parties” is collecting signatures to pressure Egyptian authorities to dissolve all religious parties in the country. The group states it is not against religion, but rather against the idea of mixing religion...
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  • Poverty and lack of alternative opportunities has pushed many people living on the borders of Iraq, Syria and Iran (Kurdistan) to smuggle goods, despite the grave risks associated with doing so.

    Kurdish Smugglers

  • Farah (26), in her sitting room in Ariana, northern Tunisia.Xeroderma Pigmentosum, or XP, is a

    Children of the moon

  • untitled-3Sinai, the land of extremes, is mostly in the headlines these days due to land disputes, drug t

    The orchard keepers

  • On a mission to show what the streets of Saudi Arabia are really like, electrician Zuhair Ahmad set himself a challenge to visit 20 cities. Ahmad’s images of everyday life reveal a Saudi Arabia that he says many don’t know exist.

    Saudi Streets