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President al Sisi with the family of Hisham Barakat, the recently assassinated chief prosecutor (AFP/file)
July 01, 2015 - 12:20 GMT
The implications of Hisham Barakat's death; how shifts in Saudi's regional policies affect Lebanon; and what Iran's hardliners actually want.
The press follow Abbas Araghchi, Iran's chief negotiator, as he arrives in Vienna for talks (AFP/file)
June 30, 2015 - 19:06 GMT
Government censorship of one of the biggest events in Iran's recent history; the implications of a growing Saudi-Russian friendship; and a look at Ramadan's source of light, literally.
Security forces outside the mosque in Kuwait City that was targeted by a suicide bomber on Friday, June 26th (AFP/file)
June 30, 2015 - 12:04 GMT
How substantial the connection between Friday's three attacks actually are; a clear rejection of terrorism from Tunisia; and a summary of what the Saudi Cables have revealed over recent weeks.
IDF soldiers stand on the Dome of the Rock, part of the Haram al-Sharif compound. It is one of the various holy sites Palestinians are trying to visit in Jerusalem (Ahmad Gharabli/AFP)
June 29, 2015 - 17:06 GMT
Why the relaxing of restrictions on Palestinians might not be simply for Ramadan; the Iranian press's confused response to the nuclear deal; and the best summer reads from Arab authors.
Palestinians collect water from a broken pipe (Mohammed Abed/AFP)
June 29, 2015 - 12:04 GMT
The drought that the Israeli government forces upon Palestine; how the youth have been left behind in Tunisia; and the battle over Morocco's languages.
When will Lebanon become more progressive on LGBTQ rights?  (AFP/Joseph Eid)
June 28, 2015 - 11:03 GMT
LGBTQ rights may have a chance in Lebanon; the magic of 3-D animation debuts in Gaza; and Egyptian soap Haret al-Yahood follows Arabic literature's example in its sympathetic portrayal of Jews.
A Kuwaiti man is consoled at the site of Friday's Daesh-perpetrated bombing on a Shiite mosque in Kuwait City.  (AFP/Yasser al-Zayyat)
June 28, 2015 - 05:31 GMT
How news media plays into the Daesh narrative; Palestinian photographer shares a happier side of life in Gaza; and torture abounds in Iran.
A Palestinian village in the hills near Nablus, the city known to some as Palestine's
June 27, 2015 - 11:10 GMT
Palestine's "Little Damascus"; a new strategy for Algeria's Islamists; and how big food companies are over-commercializing Ramadan.
Members of Iraq's mainly Shiite Popular Mobilization Units hold up an Iraqi flag.  The volunteer militia, though split into several factions, has been instrumental in the fight against Daesh militants in Iraq.  (AFP/File).
June 25, 2015 - 10:33 GMT
The powerful yet divided Shiite forces fighting Daesh in Iraq; Turkey's Kurds study their language after a decades-long ban; and a workshop in Egypt fights gender stereotypes.
A veiled woman takes her motor bike for a spin.  Though women are banned from driving in his home country, Saudi Prince Fahad al-Saud has developed
June 25, 2015 - 05:00 GMT
Feminism and general female badassery from the most unlikely of royal families; Iran's oppressive measures against Baha'i business; and a photographic tour of North African cinemas.
An Iraqi Shiite militia fighter in the province of Salahuddin (AFP/Mohammad Sawaf)
June 24, 2015 - 17:50 GMT
Questions of leadership in the Iraqi army; the trial of the Washington Post correspondent in Iran; and the British government ignoring accused war criminals under their nose.