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.
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.
When Egyptian Hanna Fathy looks at the pink paste that collects in a bucket under his sink, he doesn’t see trash, he sees a source of renewable power. Story originally published December 2, 2011 by Global Post.
Egyptian activist Bothaina Kamel could be her country’s first female president – she says she’s running to give voice to the many women who participated in Egypt’s revolution. Story originally published by GlobalPost on November 28, 2011.
Jeffrey Brown gets on-the-ground reports from Libya on the fighting in the capital and the scenes in the eastern city of Benghazi from Jon Jensen of GlobalPost. Originally aired on PBS Newshour on August 23, 2011.
The UAE may be sitting on the sixth largest reserves of petroleum in the world, but the leaders in this tiny Gulf sheikdom know that their oil wells will dry up sooner than later. Originally published by Global Post on July 24, 2011.
Beeper phoned into to Global Post in the midst of the celebration in Cairo’s Tahrir Square the same minute that Hosni Mubarak announced his resignation. Story originally aired February 11, 2011 on Global Post.