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Why your next vacation could be in Iran

Why your next vacation could be in Iran

With incredible natural, cultural and religious attractions, Iran is hoping to reap tourism rewards -- if sanctions are lifted.
Egypt removes 'Frankenstein' Nefertiti statue

Egypt removes 'Frankenstein' Nefertiti statue

Officials order investigation after online outrage over bulbous, yellow figure installed outside Egyptian town
ISIS publicly smashes Syrian artifacts

ISIS publicly smashes Syrian artifacts

Militants reportedly shattered the priceless relics with sledgehammers and lashed the man caught smuggling them in a public square
Tunisia attack: Tourism industry reels again

Tunisia attack: Tourism industry reels again

Deadly attack in Sousse comes just months after gunmen killed 23 at a Tunis museum
 ISIS 'destroys' ancient UNESCO site shrines in Syria

ISIS 'destroys' ancient UNESCO site shrines in Syria

Syrian government says hardline fighters have destroyed two ancient buildings at site dating back 2,000 years
17 signs you're probably in Jordan

17 signs you're probably in Jordan

Getting photobombed by a camel, hitting rock bottom and having an Indiana Jones moment
13 signs that you're probably in Cairo

13 signs that you're probably in Cairo

CNN iReporters give us the lowdown on the sights, the sounds and the smells of Egypt's teeming capital
Mesmerizing images blur the line between architecture and art

Mesmerizing images blur the line between architecture and art

Lebanese photographer Serge Najjar uses Instagram to take stills of interesting buildings and make them appear like works of art
Rare pics: The Mediterranean like you've never seen it

Rare pics: The Mediterranean like you've never seen it

A collection of some of the best shots from this year’s Photomed, a photo exhibition that celebrates the Mediterranean
10 most popular cities for travelers in 2015

10 most popular cities for travelers in 2015

Asia dominates the latest MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index but the world's favorite city is still in Europe
Artists vs. bulldozers: Battle to save Beirut's heritage gets creative

Artists vs. bulldozers: Battle to save Beirut's heritage gets creative

Rampant property development has cost the Lebanese capital some of its finest old buildings. Can a new initiative help spare others?
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