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A woman participates in a rally against homophobia in Beirut on April 30, 2013.  (AFP/Joseph Eid)
May 24, 2016 - 05:52 GMT
Defining Beirut within its LGBT culture; Qatar's under appreciated street art scene; and a Syrian portrait artist paints his inner world from exile in Istanbul.
Sanaa's old city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site seen here in 2007, has been partially destroyed due to the ongoing conflict in Yemen.  (Flickr Creative Commons/Richard Messenger)
May 23, 2016 - 05:15 GMT
Yemenis take to social media to call for peace; Saudi journalist Safa al-Ahmad talks war, politics, and humanitarian disaster in Yemen; and embracing the culture of Israel's marginalized Yemenite Jews.
May 22, 2016 - 00:44 GMT
'There was a young fellow from Ankara...'; Moroccan imam academy leads fight against religious extremism; and Iraqi forces' seizure of town from Daesh may lead to reopening of Amman-Baghdad commercial route.
Palestinian-Syrian pianist Aeham Ahmad, known as the 'Pianist of Yarmouk,' performs at a Berlin concert hall on May 12, 2016.  Ahmad, who gained fame for performing outdoors in Damascus' Palestinian refugee camp Yarmouk, fled Syria in 2015 after Daesh militants torched his piano. (AFP/John McDougall)
May 21, 2016 - 05:40 GMT
From a war-torn Damascus refugee camp to a concert hall in Berlin; Syrian artist Mohammad Khayata explores loss and nostalgia; and Iran's clerics wage a war on 'sinful' music.
A Palestinian farmer watches over his olive trees, flanked by Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank on October  28, 2014. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
May 20, 2016 - 06:20 GMT
A museum without exhibits - and what it tells us about Palestinian identity; despite war, the arts flourish in Iraqi Kurdistan's 'capital of culture'; and five films for a more nuanced understanding of the Arab World.
A member of the Israeli security forces stands guard near Jerusalem's Al Aqsa mosque complex.  Writing of his upbringing in Jewish schools in the U.S., David Galdi recalls being kept in the dark about Israel's treatment of Palestinians.  (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
May 19, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
'I never heard one word about the occupation'; the Nakba lives on painfully in Damascus' Yarmouk camp; and a young hijabi Belgian gets back at Islamophobes in the best way possible.
A man walks through dried-up marshland in southern Iraq - just one of the many disputed locations of the biblical garden of Eden.  Threatened by war and Daesh, Iraq's diverse religious sects continue to practice their faiths, remaining steadfast in their claims to the location of the garden. (AFP/File)
May 18, 2016 - 05:39 GMT
In Iraq, paradise is disputed between religious sects and threatened by war; tribal customs vs. the law in Jordan; and the Iranian art of leaving home.
May 17, 2016 - 05:45 GMT
Storefronts, skin tone, and beauty standards in the Middle East; street photography captures Egyptian city life by day and night; and why Nakba Day belongs to Palestine's present as well its past.
Yemeni women, many of whom demonstrated in the
May 16, 2016 - 05:58 GMT
Why women must be included at Yemen's negotiation table; Palmyra's symbolism as a stage for political theater; and the German sex-ed website that's targeting refugees.
May 15, 2016 - 05:43 GMT
A Syrian man remembers rain and daily life in pre-war Aleppo; Iranian and Arab women photographers tell their stories; and the tenuous citizenship limbo of Daesh's 'children of the terror.'
Supporters of Iraqi Shi'i cleric Muqtada al-Sadr storm demonstrate for government reform in late April 2016 outside Baghdad's 'Green Zone,' a tightly secured area of the capital city containing Parliament.  (AFP/File)
May 14, 2016 - 04:24 GMT
A rundown on the Iraqi political crisis of the past couple months; a photographer's quest to capture the natural landscapes of Palestine; and the new dance trend that's fusing Latin American and Arab rhythms.
Women's rights organizations in Jordan are pushing for the government to permit abortion in conditions of incest and rape.  Can such a change really happen?  (AFP/Marvin Recinos)
May 13, 2016 - 04:46 GMT
Can rape survivors in Jordan obtain the right to abortion?; the newest Iranian-American comedy hero; and Sahrawi activists take to filmmaking.
Iraqi troops stand guard in Makhmur, outside of Mosul, on February 11, 2016.  (AFP/Safid Hamed)
May 12, 2016 - 04:49 GMT
Iraqi army attempts to take over Mosul via radio; North African Muslims want separation of religion and state; and Australia's abandonment of refugees.
Yemeni children are displaced from their homes after a reported Saudi airstrike in the capital city Sana'a. (AFP/File)
May 11, 2016 - 03:08 GMT
On the conflict in Yemen; will London's new mayor be able to visit a Trump-presided U.S.?; and Iran's special place in rock-and-roll history.
Waves crash into a Lebanese flag during a storm.  While scores of young Lebanese are scrambling abroad for better opportunities, perhaps the key to a better future is to stay home, writes Anthony Elghossain. (AFP/File)
May 10, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
As Lebanese youth scramble abroad, one man feels left behind; documenting the Armenian genocide's aftermath through family portraits; and the 'mud villages' of Syrians displaced by war.
Iranian Jewish men, reading from the Torah, pray at a synagogue in Tehran on September 30, 2013.  (AFP/Behrouz Mehri)
May 09, 2016 - 04:49 GMT
The strange story of Paris' Ibrahim Morady; the vibrant social media world of Muslim fashionista-ism; and recognizing the marginalized literature of Mizrachi Jews.