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Protestors gather for an anti-government demonstration at Istanbul's Gezi Park, June 19 2013.  (AFP/File)
July 04, 2015 - 09:08 GMT
"More than just a park"; listen to this mixtape of 60's/70's-era Arabic funk; and how Iran reacts when a celebrity openly supports gay pride.
A young Syrian man works on his laptop in Aleppo.  (AFP/Tauseef Mustafa)
July 02, 2015 - 11:46 GMT
Internet outages and state violence in Syria; rising influence of Iraq's Shiite militias; and a major US church decides to back BDS against Israeli occupation.
Displaced Syrian Kurds haul their personal belongings across the Syrian-Turkish border, September 2014.  (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
July 02, 2015 - 05:01 GMT
Syrians in Turkey are finding ways to support themselves economically; analyzing Wednesday's attacks in Sinai; and meet a band making its debut in the underground Arab music scene.
An Iraqi militia fighter holds a post in Salahudin province (AFP/Mohammad Sawaf)
July 01, 2015 - 18:00 GMT
The effect of the security situation on Iraq's economy; American and Iranian journalists comparing notes in Vienna; and the politics behind Bahrain's recent prison swap.
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.