Forget your preconceptions. Erase your stereotypes — or at least set them aside for a moment. The Middle East, this ancient land battered by powerful forces and mystical passions, is full of surprises. All too often and in too many places, aspects of life made it seem as if the clock became stuck in a different time. No longer.
5 Signs the Middle East is Changing
Original article by Frida Ghitis published in the CNN Opinion on 04/02/2013