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Demonstrators hold up pens in solidarity with last year's slain Charlie Hebdo journalists in France. (AFP/Damien Meyer)
April 28, 2016 - 05:47 GMT
Why the Mashrou' Leila ban sends a harmful message in Jordan; the 'superstar' of Israel's hasbara propaganda machine; and an Iranian journalist on censorship in the Islamic Republic.
Hamed Sinno, Mashrou' Leila's openly gay frontman, performs in France on April 26, 2015.  (AFP/File)
April 27, 2016 - 05:13 GMT
Lebanon's Mashrou' Leila speaks out against the ban; celebrating modern art in historic Algiers; and photographs of daily life in the midst of Syria's conflict.
People arrive on the Greek island of Lesbos after making a dangerous voyage from Turkey (AFP/Aris Messinis)
April 26, 2016 - 03:11 GMT
A Greek journalist reflects on a year of covering the migration tragedy; making 'Inshallah' cool; and the rare time TV got Birthright...right.
Locals say marriage has lost most of its fun in Daesh-controlled Mosul, where the extremist group has banned wedding parties and requires full beard and niqab for new couples. (AFP/Jay Directo)
April 25, 2016 - 05:52 GMT
Marriage isn't so fun anymore in Daesh-controlled Mosul; displaced by war at home, an Armenian and a Palestinian find solidarity in Beirut; and the everyday escapism of Turkey's traditional "birdmen."
An activist attends a demonstration in Beirut against government inaction on Lebanon's growing garbage crisis, September 2015. (AFP/Anwar Amro)
April 24, 2016 - 03:37 GMT
Earth Day amid Lebanon's garbage crisis; the politics of speaking Kurdish; and Gaza's unknown archaeological treasures at risk.
April 23, 2016 - 06:20 GMT
Though well-intentioned, Prince's love for the Islamic World was just a tad bit monochrome; an Israeli-Palestinian married couple struggles to forge a life together in the U.S.; and a new video showcases 100 years of Syrian fashion.
A boy reads the Qur'an inside the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Oman's capital city Muscat.  (AFP/Mohammed Mahjoub)
April 22, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
Maintaining interfaith harmony in the world's only Ibadi-majority country; a life of fear on Obama's secret kill list; and Baghdad's costume parties are a gory (and clever) sign of the times.
Refugee children play around a makeshift fire at a camp on the Greece-Macedonia border.  (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
April 21, 2016 - 04:52 GMT
The hellish lives of refugees stranded on the Greece-Macedonia border; remembering Mizrahi Israeli actress Ronit Elkabetz; and it's surprisingly easy to find Donald Trump's books in Tehran.
Iraqi King Faisal rides his horse outside government buildings in Baghdad, damaged in a 2009 suicide bombing.  (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
April 20, 2016 - 05:20 GMT
Vintage photographs shed light on Baghdad's modernist past; a DJ remixes her mother's retro Armenian tunes; and Israel's tourism industry wipes Palestinian history from the map - literally.
Though Jewish-Muslim relations in Morocco have not always been ideal, Israeli peace activist Ron Berlitz reflects on his trip to the country, where there may be signs of reconciliation.  (Flickr Creative Commons/Antonio Cinotti)
April 19, 2016 - 04:58 GMT
An Israeli peace activist reflects on Jewish-Muslim relations in Morocco; a baby born amid war in Syria; and revisiting the Qana massacre twenty years later.
Palestinian comedy group Watan 3 Watar parody a Daesh roadside checkpoint in a 2014 YouTube video.  (Screenshot: Youtube)
April 18, 2016 - 04:46 GMT
Why humor might be the way to defeat Daesh; explaining Arab Americans' support for Bernie Sanders; and how much Islam is too much when we study the Islamic world?
Syrian children play a football match in Jordan's Zaatari refugee camp on July 6, 2013.  (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
April 17, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
How Syrian women are taking up the world's favorite pastime; U.S presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Israel, and inside the makeshift homes of Egyptian laborers in Jordan.
Brazilian culture meets Arab culture in Lebanon's 'Brazilian Belt.'  (Flickr Creative Commons)
April 16, 2016 - 04:19 GMT
Where Brazil meets Lebanon's Bekaa Valley; transgender Muslims in the U.S.; and Iran's sperm trade.
Sudanese singer/songwriter Alsarah is known for mixing pop with retro East African tunes.  (Youtube)
April 15, 2016 - 04:47 GMT
How this Sudanese singer-songwriter is reviving retro East African tunes; why Saudi Arabia's 'reformer' might not reform anything; and why are Palestinian leaders silent on Syria?
According to the results of 2016's Arab Youth Survey, Arab millennials want less religion in public life and more rights for women.  (AFP/File)
April 14, 2016 - 05:14 GMT
The fascinating results of 2016's Arab Youth Survey; an Iranian feminist stages a nude protest in Tehran; and why Yemen's President Hadi is playing to Western audiences.
Civilians examine the bombed-out remains of a house in Aleppo, Syria following airstrikes in December 2015.  (AFP/Karam al-Masri)
April 13, 2016 - 00:05 GMT
'I have always wondered about the ability of some writers to remain silent'; how Hezbollah might leverage change for Lebanon's constitutional system; and refugee families in Jordan wait for reunion in Europe.