Independent is a multi-platform online news publication and educational resource focusing on the wider Middle Eastern region. Independent was founded in 2013 and is stationed in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.


Is Russia Also Headed For A Reality TV Presidential Campaign?

Television presenter Ksenia Sobchak's surprise candidacy gives the democratic camp a second chanc...

Palestinian Territory

A Young Palestinian's Literary Dream: The First English Library In Gaza

GAZA CITY — Escaping the besieged Gaza Strip, often described as "the world's largest open-air prison," is a nearly impossible dream for many of its two million residents. But 24-year-old ...

United Arab Emirates

Hip Hop Wannabes, All The Way In Abu Dhabi

-Essay- ABU DHABI — For many of us, hip hop has always been more than just another music genre, a passing trend or temporary lifestyle. It's a cultural movement with deep roots that ...