Ramadan proves challenging for Muslim athletes and weightlifter Khadija Mohammad is torn about fasting during the games. Produced by Jon Jensen in Dubai, United Arab Emirates; first aired on CNN International on August 2, 2012.
Oman recently welcomed its first professional female sailors, achieving skills in strength, leadership and endurance.
In Amman, Jordan, one female boxer refuses to step into the ring – unless she can fight wearing her headscarf.
Meet an all-female basketball team in Saudi Arabia, a country where women are not allowed to play sports in public.
Can spiders hunt in zero gravity? CNN’s Inside the Middle East traveled to Alexandria, Egypt, to hear what one student thinks.
Saudi Arabian comedians are using YouTube and social media to poke fun at social issues.
In Saudi Arabia, a new breed of painters, sculptors, and writers are pushing the societal barriers in a conservative kingdom.
Fashion designer Zeina Abou Chaabanhas found inspiration in Jordan’s largest Palestinian refugee camp, Baqa’a.