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Far removed from today's landscape of military fatigues and rubbled cities, the Iraq Photo Archive chronicles the country's cultural wealth and everyday moments of joy.

Date palm, and its traditions and practices, has made it on UNESCO's list of intangible cultural heritage.

Where Oman conquered mountains: A journey through the interior

Paul McLoughlin

Where Oman conquered mountains: A journey through the interior

Culture: Oman's interior shows the historical harnessing of nature by man and how prosperity can come in the most challenging of environments.

Fossil fuels dumped as poo power spreads in UAE

The New Arab

Fossil fuels dumped as poo power spreads in UAE

Cement factories in Ras al-Khaimah will use camel dung to generate electricity.

Al-Wali: A taste of Oman in the Welsh capital

Paul McLoughlin

Al-Wali: A taste of Oman in the Welsh capital

Yalla, let's eat! Cardiff is the unlikely setting of Al-Wali, the only Omani restaurant in the UK.

Paul McLoughlin

Saving the date palms of Abu Dhabi

Dates have been a centuries way of life for Emiratis. While date palms sup up water supplies, Abu Dhabi is trying to find a balance between tradition and modern needs.

Khaled al-Shayea

Saudi Arabia 'faces catastrophe' as reservoirs run dry

Feature: Former government official says country is heading for a disaster unless it stops squandering precious water resources on unviable ...

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