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Egyptians protest sexual harassment in Cairo, February 2013.  (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
May 28, 2015 - 12:28 GMT
Egyptian officials increasingly use sexual violence to assert control; a counterargument to Middle East imperialism; and did the Taliban really visit Tehran earlier this month?
A man browses books at Cairo's International Book Fair, 2007.  (AFP/File)
May 28, 2015 - 05:00 GMT
How one innovative bookshop is changing Cairo's literary scene; why a popular vote won't solve Lebanon's presidential vacuum; and the UN's contentious role in the Western Sahara dispute.
Men get their beards trimmed at a barber shop in Pakistan, July 2014.  (AFP/File)
May 27, 2015 - 11:53 GMT
Some desperately needed positive PR for the beard; UN Middle East missions and their mediocrity; and a new messaging app in Iran designed with censorship in mind.
Turkey's upcoming general election, scheduled for June 7, will be important in determining the future of the country's democracy. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
May 27, 2015 - 05:00 GMT
A cat meme guide to the Turkish elections; how one Sicilian woman and her cell phone save migrants at sea; and a detained Iranian-American journalist highlights Iran's use of forced confessions.
Osama bin Laden, one of the most famous terrorists in history, was killed by the US in 2011 (AFP)
May 26, 2015 - 15:47 GMT
The effectiveness of terrorism; the will of the US to fight Daesh under scrutiny; and the new colonialism that Muslims endure.
Orange mobile network assisted Israeli soldiers during attacks on Gaza in 2014 (via Frumline)
May 26, 2015 - 10:26 GMT
Egypt calls for boycott of Orange mobile; Saudi's priorities in regional conflicts; and a underground discovery in Alexandria.
The River Nile is becoming increasingly polluted (AFP/file)
May 25, 2015 - 15:41 GMT
The sorry state of Egypt's River Nile ; the bikers you don't expect to see in Dubai; and Kurdistan's stagnating economy.
An Egyptian court sentenced ex-president Morsi to death this month (AFP/file)
May 25, 2015 - 10:39 GMT
A look at the Egyptian judicial system; striving for an education despite the Syrian conflict; unclear prospects for Saudi in Yemen.
Hezbollah have been fighting to prop up Assad during the conflict in Syria (AFP/file)
May 24, 2015 - 15:56 GMT
The role that Hezbollah are playing in Syria; US kills hopes of nuke-free Mideast; and looking at people rather than fish in Egypt.
Ramadi fell to Daesh last week, a significant defeat for government forces (AFP/Azhar Shallal)
May 24, 2015 - 09:57 GMT
The past, present and future of Anbar province; the dangers of fixing stereotypes about Arabs; and the need to speak out against domestic violence.
An Iranian woman plays with her pet terrier.  (AFP/Behrouz Mehria)
May 23, 2015 - 05:00 GMT
Police violence against pets leaves Iranian dog owners heartbroken; Palestinian play portrays microcosm of life under occupation; and an archeology buff reflects on the fall of Palmyra.