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A candle flickers to life, illuminating a crumbling grandiose apartment overhung with paintings and populated by an elderly couple. The air is that of...

jinn islam article

Our Middle East Editor Aicha Zaa looks at the culture and beliefs behind Jinns in Islam, of superstition and spirits within the Arab culture...

sweat shops

Why do states make it so easy for corporations to exploit their populations? Penelope Kyritsis (oD): Can you start by telling us your name and...

Robots can do a lot for us: they can explore space or they can cut our toenails. But do advances in robotics and artificial...

narcissists

Olivia Remes (Cambridge Institute of Public Health) discusses the rise of individualism and social media, and how to tackle narcissism. The subject of narcissism has intrigued people...

neneh cherry film

Watching Mark Cousins latest film Stockholm My Love I totally bought into Niheh Cherry essentially playing herself. Knowing that Cherry had a Swedish mother...

Internet Dating in Arab Culture

Our Middle East Editor Aicha Zaa looks at how attitudes to dating in certain Arab communities are evolving in contemporary society. Is this the generation...

black identity spain

On December 14th, 2014, I attended a Black Lives Matter protest in Puerta del Sol, Madrid. The protest was in response to the killings...

al reef bakery

Manaeesh is one of the culinary delights you get to experience when living in the Middle East. It consists of soft white pita bread encasing...

italian street food london, Panzerotto

Just A Platform’s Concetta Colucci meets a fellow Pugliese who is bringing a slice of his home town in southern Italy to London. After 12...

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Edinburgh Fringe Festival

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is the world’s largest arts festival with over 40,000 performances and more than 2,500 shows packed into 250 venues across...
Fara Jazz festival