Location: Middle East

Inside Story: Is Yemen Plunging into Chaos?

Thousands of Yemenis have protested in many cities across Yemen against the government takeover by Shia Houthi rebels as the threat of

Hatay (Alexandretta) – Territorial Dispute

Hatay (Hatay Province/Alexandretta) – Hatay is a Turkish province, in the far south of the country, bordering Syria. It is claimed and

Iranian Kurdistan (Eastern Kurdistan) – Territorial Dispute

Iranian Kurdistan (Eastern Kurdistan) – There are an estimated four million Kurds currently living in Iran – about 7% of Iran’s total

Golan Heights – Territorial Dispute

Golan Heights (Syrian Heights) – Israel claims sovereignty over about two-thirds of the Golan Heights, which it annexed from Syria in 1967,

Iraqi Kurdistan (Southern Kurdistan) – Territorial Dispute

Iraqi Kurdistan (Southern Kurdistan) – The Kurdish Region of Iraq, situated in the north of the country, is also known as Southern

Ali Abdulemam – Breaking Free of Bahrain’s Regime

Bahraini blogger Ali Abdulemam describes the uprising in Bahrain and the current state of freedom of speech in the kingdom. He shares

MAP: Kurdish Cities in The Middle East

This map – of unknown date – depicts major Kurdish cities in the Middle East, spread across the following current nations; Iran,

MAP: Kurdish Areas in Northern Iraq, 2003

Map of Kurdish areas, and Kurdish-controlled areas in Northern Iraq during 2003 – includes the areas controlled by the Kurdistan Democratic Party

MAP: Greater Kurdistan

This is a modern-day map depicting the extent of Greater Kurdistan, sourced from the Foundation-Kurdish Institute of Paris. It features the assumed

The Most Deadly Earthquakes in The Middle East – since 1900

The most devastating quake in the Middle East since 1900 was a relatively recent incident in the North-West of Iran. The 1990

MAP: Kurdish-Inhabited Areas in the Middle East, 1992

Map of Kurdish-inhabited areas in the Middle East and the Soviet Union. Image from the 1992 CIA World Factbook depicting Kurdish-inhabited areas

MAP: Kurdish-Inhabited Areas in the Middle East & USSR, 1986

Map of Kurdish-inhabited areas in the Middle East and the Soviet Union. Image from the 1986 CIA World Factbook depicting Kurdish-inhabited areas

MAP: Progression of Loss of Palestinian Land (1946-2000)

This map shows the incredible progression of loss of Palestinian Lands, to Israeli Settlers between 1946 and 2000. As you can see,

MAP: West Bank, Gaza Strip and Israeli Settlements, 2007

This map show the intricate web of borders, no-go areas and areas with limited access that is part and parcel of daily

INFOGRAPHIC: 99% of Egyptian Women Subjected to Sexual Harassment

99% of Egyptian women have been subjected to sexual harassment at home, in work or in the streets, including mob attacks and