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An Air Arabia plane lands in Beirut, October 2014.  (Youtube: Screenshot)
June 03, 2015 - 12:42 GMT
Flying from Brazzaville to Beirut just got easier; how a cross-city Beirut van line weaves together the city's history; and why Iran still cares about Syria's economy.
In response to widespread nose jobs Iran, the
June 03, 2015 - 05:10 GMT
These Iranian women won't be getting nose jobs any time soon; three short stories tackle identity in the Israel-Palestine arena; and staying stylish for all those family get-togethers this Ramadan.
Moroccan Moha Ennaji is calling for the conversation about Islam to extend beyond the Mosque and into the daily life of Muslims (AFP/Mohamed al Shahed)
June 02, 2015 - 14:39 GMT
How the Islamic conversation needs to change; Airbus's cooperation with Israel to target boats; and the hiding of gendered violence in the Turkish family.
Fighters from Al-Nusra Front, the Al Qaeda affiliate in Syria (AFP/Guillaume Briquet)
June 02, 2015 - 09:36 GMT
A change in Al Qaeda's approach; radio waves reaching out to Syrian children; and how Christians have affected Arabic.
Despite it being the fastest growing religion in the country, the USA has trouble settling its relationship with its own Muslims (AFP/John Motter)
June 01, 2015 - 18:05 GMT
The role of the American Muslim in domestic policy; the new Turkish party that is bucking the trend; and an extraordinary coincidence that came out of war.
Ancient coins from Syria are being sold on Facebook (AFP/Louai Beshara)
June 01, 2015 - 10:53 GMT
Syrian artifacts appear on Facebook; a Kurdish revival in Zoroastrianism; and who broke Tutankhamun's beard?
In May Daesh took control of Ramadi, one of the closest major cities to the capital (Shutterstock)
May 31, 2015 - 14:59 GMT
Daesh near the Iraqi capital: responding to burqas with miniskirts; and a new literary hub in Cairo.
The Jewish Mellah quarter of Tinghir in Morocco (AFP/Fadel Senna)
May 31, 2015 - 10:19 GMT
The return of Morocco's Jewish tradition; an Australian-Arab's perspective of the Gulf; and press freedom under attack in Turkey.
Bedouin men enjoy one another's company over traditional Arabic coffee in their tent in Israel's Negev desert. (AFP/File)
May 30, 2015 - 05:00 GMT
An Israeli Supreme Court decision harms Bedouin land ownership rights; an anti-Daesh cartoon exhibition; and one Iranian news editor speaks out against forced hijab in Iran.
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.