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An Israeli soldier forcefully holds down eleven-year-old Mohammed Tamimi, his left arm in a cast, during clashes in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, August 28, 2015. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
September 01, 2015 - 04:45 GMT
Friday's viral photos of an Israeli soldier tackling a young Palestinian boy are, sadly, nothing new; what Turkish typewriters can teach us about language; and a new documentary follows a gay Muslim pilgrim to Mecca.
Syrian refugees wait at a Turkish border crossing to return home to the Syrian town of Tel Abyad, the scene of fierce fighting in June between Daesh and Kurdish forces.  (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
August 31, 2015 - 03:53 GMT
From 'migrants' to 'anchor babies,' the bigoted lexicon of migration; telling the stories of people seeking asylum on the Greek island of Kos; and an Afghan-American take on the Iran deal.
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August 30, 2015 - 03:44 GMT
Graphic artist takes on Lebanon's anti-government demonstrations; why the Middle East isn't done with mass protest movements; and Saudi Arabia targets bloggers and free speech in the GCC.
Students study at a religious school in Iran's Shiite clerical capital Qom.  (AFP/Behrouz Mehri)
August 29, 2015 - 05:35 GMT
Learning Jewish theology in one of the world's most unlikely places; forgotten stories of the Arab diaspora in Latin America; and ten Arabic short stories to add to any Arabophile's library.
A 26-year-old from the US, nicknamed Hewal Dilsad by Kurdish fighters in northwestern Syria, displays a photograph of his wife and son.  (AFP/Uygar Onder Simsek)
August 27, 2015 - 06:15 GMT
Meet the foreign fighters joining the ranks of Kurdish militias in Syria; why we still need to stop calling Daesh "Islamic"; and young Gazans tell their own stories a year after Operation Protective Edge.
A family celebrates in the streets of Iran's capital Tehran after news of the recent nuclear deal.  (AFP/Atta Kenare)
August 26, 2015 - 04:45 GMT
Humans of New York shares the mundane, heartbreaking, and human stories of ordinary Iranians; silencing Egypt's press; and voices from Lebanon's #YouStink protest movement.
Demonstrators in Beirut rally against Lebanon's government corruption and ongoing garbage crisis, August 23, 2015.  (AFP/File)
August 25, 2015 - 04:35 GMT
Forget Daesh, war, and extremism - from Beirut to Baghdad, Arab youth's biggest complaint is incompetent government; 22 rude things you can get away with saying in Lebanon; and a new type of halal bacon comes from the most unlikely of sources.
A Yemeni man walks through Sanaa's UNESCO-listed historic district.  (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
August 24, 2015 - 06:00 GMT
Egypt's hazy involvement in the Saudi-led coalition; Christian and Muslim Palestinians join in protest against the separation wall; and how Daesh is pushing Turks to rise against their government.
Amna Farooqi, a Muslim Pakistani-American and the newly elected president of pro-Israel lobby J Street's campus branch, known as J Street U.  (Photo courtesy J Street)
August 23, 2015 - 06:29 GMT
Why pro-Israel groups are seeking people of color; following Beirut's recent anti-corruption protests; and a troubling trend of forced sex changes targets LGBT communities in Iran.
Iraqi-Canadian writer Aya al-Hakim says it's time for Arab women to walk in the footsteps of Umayyad-era female poets and reclaim their sexuality as a source of both pride and humanity.  (AFP/File)
August 22, 2015 - 05:20 GMT
Why it's time for Arab women to reclaim their sexuality; the Ashley Madison leak is dangerous for cheaters in the Middle East; and Palestine's growing skater culture.
In a moment of calm following 2014's brutal war in Gaza, a man throws his laughing baby into the air on the beach in Gaza City.  Gaza's beaches, where last summer four boys were killed by Israeli missiles while playing soccer, are worlds away from the swanky seaside hangouts of Tel Aviv.  (AFP/Mahmud Hams)
August 20, 2015 - 05:08 GMT
Tel Aviv and Gaza beaches a stark study in war and contrasts; on being a single lady in Egypt; and 62 years since Mossadegh's ouster in Iran.