Settlement squeeze

Israel's national flag flutters in the settlement of Ramat Shlomo.

"In history, Bethlehem and Jerusalem were always twin cities. Now, Bethlehem is being isolated."

Visit Dubai, from the comfort of home

The Burj Khalifa is seen from Al Qasr hotel in the Old Town in downtown Dubai.

Armchair travellers can visit the world's tallest skyscraper and inspect one of the largest shopping malls.

A city of goats and ghosts

The city of Jerash in northern Jordan is an empty Roman outpost that even now feels alive.

Sphinx area open to tourists

THE SPHINX RETURNS: The sphinx (C) is pictured near the pyramids of Menkaure (R) and Khafre in Giza, during its reopening ceremony.

After nearly 4 years, Egypt will open the courtyard in front of the Sphinx to tourists once again.

Travel for a nip'n'tuck

TRAVEL FOR A NIP'N'TUCK: After splashing out on medical infrastructure over the past years, Dubai already ranks globally and aims to move up the list of top international destinations for medical tourism.

Dubai, known for its celebration of over-the-top glamour and luxury, is racing ahead to dominate the plastic surgery market.

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