Middle East

  • Travel highlights for 2012

    Travel highlights for 2012

    London Olympics With three and a half million tickets sold and a build up that has been headline news for the last year or more, it would be hard to…

  • It all began in Nazareth

    It all began in Nazareth

    From Nazareth where the Archangel Gabriel appeared to Mary with the very first “Ave Maria" – “Hail Mary, full of grace” – to Bethlehem…

  • Five spectacular New Year plans

    Five spectacular New Year plans

    VIEW GALLERY Magical, musical New Year in DublinNot satisfied with a single night of fun, the Irish capital is planning to ring in the New Year with…

  • The natural wonders of the world

    The natural wonders of the world

    The idea of listing the wonders of the world is hardly a new thing. The historian Herodotus compiled his own list way back in the fifth century BC,…

  • Oman: a country of contrasts

    Oman: a country of contrasts

    A country of contrasts, the oil-rich Sultanate straddles between the sea and the desert, between ancient history and the ultra-modern. The Portuguese…

  • The light shines out in Jerusalem

    The light shines out in Jerusalem

    VIEW GALLERY This year sees the third celebration of the festival, held in Jerusalem's Old City in mid-June, and the event is already establishing…

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