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Residents of Aleppo's al-Kalasa district rescue a toddler after an air raid destroyed his home on April 28, 2016. (AFP/Ameer Alhalbi)
May 03, 2016 - 04:36 GMT
A photojournalist in Aleppo reflects on the hell of this past week's violence; can Lebanon's municipal elections really spark change?; and Iranian prisoners fight to find small joys while held in solitary confinement.
May 02, 2016 - 05:04 GMT
Recognizing the struggle of LGBT Arabs; Sahrawis demand human rights in Western Sahara; and the importance of a smart phone when you're a refugee.
A young Yemeni woman's hand bears the flags of countries that took part in the Arab uprisings beginning in 2011.  (AFP/Marwan Naamani)
May 01, 2016 - 04:54 GMT
What's changed - and what hasn't - since 2011; graffiti as resistance in Baghdad; and the hidden Armenian gems of Istanbul's Grand Bazaar.
An medical worker carries a wounded child in Aleppo, Syria.  (AFP/Karam al-Masri)
April 30, 2016 - 07:40 GMT
A doctor speaks out against the violence in Aleppo; fear of kidnapping still haunts everyday life in Baghdad; and what the world's richest Arabs are worth.
An Israeli soldier is stationed near the Israeli-Syrian border, August 2015.  (AFP/File)
April 29, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
The bizarrely upbeat Twitter feed of Israel's armed forces hides a far more sinister reality; what Egyptians really think about the disputed Red Sea islands; and Iranian artist Ghazel's sorrowful reflection on leaving home.
Demonstrators hold up pens in solidarity with last year's slain Charlie Hebdo journalists in France. (AFP/Damien Meyer)
April 28, 2016 - 05:47 GMT
Why the Mashrou' Leila ban sends a harmful message in Jordan; the 'superstar' of Israel's hasbara propaganda machine; and an Iranian journalist on censorship in the Islamic Republic.
Hamed Sinno, Mashrou' Leila's openly gay frontman, performs in France on April 26, 2015.  (AFP/File)
April 27, 2016 - 05:13 GMT
Lebanon's Mashrou' Leila speaks out against the ban; celebrating modern art in historic Algiers; and photographs of daily life in the midst of Syria's conflict.
People arrive on the Greek island of Lesbos after making a dangerous voyage from Turkey (AFP/Aris Messinis)
April 26, 2016 - 03:11 GMT
A Greek journalist reflects on a year of covering the migration tragedy; making 'Inshallah' cool; and the rare time TV got Birthright...right.
Locals say marriage has lost most of its fun in Daesh-controlled Mosul, where the extremist group has banned wedding parties and requires full beard and niqab for new couples. (AFP/Jay Directo)
April 25, 2016 - 05:52 GMT
Marriage isn't so fun anymore in Daesh-controlled Mosul; displaced by war at home, an Armenian and a Palestinian find solidarity in Beirut; and the everyday escapism of Turkey's traditional "birdmen."
An activist attends a demonstration in Beirut against government inaction on Lebanon's growing garbage crisis, September 2015. (AFP/Anwar Amro)
April 24, 2016 - 03:37 GMT
Earth Day amid Lebanon's garbage crisis; the politics of speaking Kurdish; and Gaza's unknown archaeological treasures at risk.
April 23, 2016 - 06:20 GMT
Though well-intentioned, Prince's love for the Islamic World was just a tad bit monochrome; an Israeli-Palestinian married couple struggles to forge a life together in the U.S.; and a new video showcases 100 years of Syrian fashion.
A boy reads the Qur'an inside the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Oman's capital city Muscat.  (AFP/Mohammed Mahjoub)
April 22, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
Maintaining interfaith harmony in the world's only Ibadi-majority country; a life of fear on Obama's secret kill list; and Baghdad's costume parties are a gory (and clever) sign of the times.
Refugee children play around a makeshift fire at a camp on the Greece-Macedonia border.  (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
April 21, 2016 - 04:52 GMT
The hellish lives of refugees stranded on the Greece-Macedonia border; remembering Mizrahi Israeli actress Ronit Elkabetz; and it's surprisingly easy to find Donald Trump's books in Tehran.
Iraqi King Faisal rides his horse outside government buildings in Baghdad, damaged in a 2009 suicide bombing.  (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
April 20, 2016 - 05:20 GMT
Vintage photographs shed light on Baghdad's modernist past; a DJ remixes her mother's retro Armenian tunes; and Israel's tourism industry wipes Palestinian history from the map - literally.
Though Jewish-Muslim relations in Morocco have not always been ideal, Israeli peace activist Ron Berlitz reflects on his trip to the country, where there may be signs of reconciliation.  (Flickr Creative Commons/Antonio Cinotti)
April 19, 2016 - 04:58 GMT
An Israeli peace activist reflects on Jewish-Muslim relations in Morocco; a baby born amid war in Syria; and revisiting the Qana massacre twenty years later.
Palestinian comedy group Watan 3 Watar parody a Daesh roadside checkpoint in a 2014 YouTube video.  (Screenshot: Youtube)
April 18, 2016 - 04:46 GMT
Why humor might be the way to defeat Daesh; explaining Arab Americans' support for Bernie Sanders; and how much Islam is too much when we study the Islamic world?