For wealthy tourists travelling to the Middle East in the 19th century, the services of a dragoman were an essential purchase. Yet the often difficult lives of these local agents and guides remain elusive.
For more than a century, southern Arabia has seen waves of insurgency and conflict backed by competing foreign powers.
The ‘normalisation’ of diplomatic relations between several Arab countries and Israel in late 2020 was described at the time as ‘historic’. Four experts consider whether it will lead to long-term change.
What the Easter 1920 riots in Jerusalem revealed about British rule in Palestine.
The military elite of the Muslim world was comprised of men who had been captured and forced into service. But to what extent were they subject to slavery?
The Strait of Hormuz has become a fraught passage in the Tanker Wars between Iran and Iraq.
If tensions between the US and Iran in the Persian Gulf lead to war, it will not be the first time.
Arabic was not just spread by the sword, but by merchants, patron-hunting poets and dowry-seeking princes.
The two rivers where civilisation began.
From Arabia Deserta to Black Gold.