Locals examine the damage after airstrikes hit a rebel-controlled area of Douma, northeast of Damascus, on October 2, 2015.  (AFP/Abd Doumany)
October 04, 2015 - 04:52 GMT
Opinions on the ground in Syria; a photographic look into the lives of Afghan women; and the handshake that spurred controversy across Iran.
A customer browses books in a shop on Mutanabi Street, famed as Baghdad's bookselling district.  A scarcity of science literature available in Iraq inspired the Real Sciences group to translate works into Arabic.  (AFP/Joseph Eid)
October 03, 2015 - 04:37 GMT
The grassroots group of translators on a mission to make scientific works available in Arabic; why it took so long for the West to care about Syria; and a short film captures the Cairo's chaotic elegance.
Sameh Maraaba, Palestinian forward, kicks the ball during the Palestinian national team's 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against the UAE on September 8, 2015 in the West Bank.  (AFP/Thomas Coex)
October 01, 2015 - 05:32 GMT
When hosting a home game in Palestine becomes an awkward endeavor; pop-literary comics on the rise amongst Egyptian youth; and the big business of kidnapping Kurds in Iraq.
A boy plays with his toy gun at a Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley.  (AFP/Matthieu Alexandre)
September 30, 2015 - 04:33 GMT
How one photographer is giving a voice to children impacted by conflict; a look into the unknown world of Afro-Iranians; and crackdowns on the rise against Morocco's journalists.
A wounded man sits outside of a shop in Aleppo.  (AFP/File)
September 29, 2015 - 05:09 GMT
An Aleppo news photographer tells his story; the hijabi model who's breaking new ground in the fashion industry; and celebrating Sufi traditions in Egypt's Humaithara Valley.
Christian women from outside Mosul pray at a church in Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan. (AFP/Karim Sahib)
September 28, 2015 - 04:57 GMT
Iraq is at risk of permanently losing one of its deepest-rooted communities; why Jewish American tourists are itching to visit Iran; and is the West warming up to Assad?
As Lebanon's garbage piles grow higher, is there inspiration to be found in the Catholic world's trail-blazing Pope Francis?  (AFP/Filippo Monteforte)
September 27, 2015 - 05:15 GMT
Looking to the pope for inspiration on Lebanon's woes; how Israel is using 'black labor' to enforce its occupation; and the little things we'll miss about Eid as we grow older.
A woman performs prayers during her Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, Islam's holiest city.  (AFP/File)
September 26, 2015 - 06:41 GMT
Looking back at the biblical life of Hagar; a critique of Taglit-Birthtright's propaganda message; and the mismatched array of Christian militias fighting Daesh in Iraq.
A woman takes part in a demonstration in France against Israel's summer 2014 military campaign in Gaza.  (AFP/Boris Horvat)
September 24, 2015 - 04:35 GMT
When poetically bad Hebrew-to-Arabic sign mistranslations hold deeper meanings for Palestinians in exile; meet two Syrian men who swam to Europe; and how Rabat's coolest surfer chick is breaking social boundaries.
The sisters of A-WA, an Arabic-language folk trio, revamp traditional songs passed down to them from their Yemeni grandmother.  Their hit
September 23, 2015 - 05:18 GMT
Yemeni-descended trio A-WA highlights Mizrahi culture in Israel; how to solve Amman's hellish traffic; and Jerusalem's sickness lies in the fight over the city's identity and narrative.
A man rides his bicycle in Damascus.  Recently, people in Damascus have been turning to bikes amidst heavy traffic and soaring transportation costs.  (AFP/Joseph Eid)
September 22, 2015 - 04:48 GMT
How Damascenes are tackling traffic and soaring transportation costs; the politics of being transsexual in Iran; and Lebanon begins facing its suicide problem.