A teacher training session in the central Gaza Strip at a UNRWA school in Nuseirat Camp. (Image credit: Omar Shala)

A teacher training session in the central Gaza Strip at a UNRWA school in Nuseirat Camp. (Image credit: Omar Shala)

A teacher training session in the central Gaza Strip at a UNRWA school in Nuseirat Camp. (Image credit: Omar Shala)

Suheil Tarazi, programme manager at the British Council in the Palestinian Territories, explains how we worked around complicated politics to provide English language teacher training in the Palestinian Territories.

Indian Jubilee Scholars on the staircase inside 10 Downing Street (image credit: Frank Noon)

Indian Jubilee Scholars on the staircase inside 10 Downing Street (image credit: Frank Noon)

Indian Jubilee Scholars on the staircase inside 10 Downing Street (image credit: Frank Noon)

Shubhangi Harsha is studying an MSc in computing at Imperial College London on a Jubilee Scholarship. He writes about visiting Number 10 Downing Street with his fellow Jubilee Scholars.

Priyank with the other Jubilee Scholars outside Number 10 (image credit: Frank Noon)

Priyank with the other Jubilee Scholars outside Number 10 (image credit: Frank Noon)

Priyank with the other Jubilee Scholars outside Number 10 (image credit: Frank Noon)

Priyank Hirani, who is studying for a master's at Imperial College London on a Jubilee Scholarship, writes about visiting Number 10 Downing Street. The scholarship allows young Indians to study in the UK for a one-year master's degree in management, manufacturing, science and technology.

A photo taken in Tunisia by artist Wassim Ghozlani captures the spirit of the region in 2010. (Image credit: Art dans la rue – Art dans le quartier, Février 2010, Wassim Ghozlani Photographie)

A photo taken in Tunisia by artist Wassim Ghozlani captures the spirit of the region in 2010. (Image credit: Art dans la rue – Art dans le quartier, Février 2010, Wassim Ghozlani Photographie)

A photo taken in Tunisia by artist Wassim Ghozlani captures the spirit of the region in 2010. (Image credit: Art dans la rue – Art dans le quartier, Février 2010, Wassim Ghozlani Photographie)

Stephen Stenning, our regional arts director in the Middle East and North Africa, shares new research that suggests art and culture can pave the way for development in North Africa.

Soumik Datta (image credit: Cheem Photography)

Soumik Datta (image credit: Cheem Photography)

Soumik Datta (image credit: Cheem Photography)

Soumik Datta, whose music fuses classical Indian melody, electronica and drum n' bass, writes about how he has been inspired by his current tour in India, supported by the British Council India.