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Despite it being the fastest growing religion in the country, the USA has trouble settling its relationship with its own Muslims (AFP/John Motter)
June 01, 2015 - 18:05 GMT
The role of the American Muslim in domestic policy; the new Turkish party that is bucking the trend; and an extraordinary coincidence that came out of war.
Ancient coins from Syria are being sold on Facebook (AFP/Louai Beshara)
June 01, 2015 - 10:53 GMT
Syrian artifacts appear on Facebook; a Kurdish revival in Zoroastrianism; and who broke Tutankhamun's beard?
In May Daesh took control of Ramadi, one of the closest major cities to the capital (Shutterstock)
May 31, 2015 - 14:59 GMT
Daesh near the Iraqi capital: responding to burqas with miniskirts; and a new literary hub in Cairo.
The Jewish Mellah quarter of Tinghir in Morocco (AFP/Fadel Senna)
May 31, 2015 - 10:19 GMT
The return of Morocco's Jewish tradition; an Australian-Arab's perspective of the Gulf; and press freedom under attack in Turkey.
Bedouin men enjoy one another's company over traditional Arabic coffee in their tent in Israel's Negev desert. (AFP/File)
May 30, 2015 - 05:00 GMT
An Israeli Supreme Court decision harms Bedouin land ownership rights; an anti-Daesh cartoon exhibition; and one Iranian news editor speaks out against forced hijab in Iran.
Egyptians protest sexual harassment in Cairo, February 2013.  (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
May 28, 2015 - 12:28 GMT
Egyptian officials increasingly use sexual violence to assert control; a counterargument to Middle East imperialism; and did the Taliban really visit Tehran earlier this month?
A man browses books at Cairo's International Book Fair, 2007.  (AFP/File)
May 28, 2015 - 05:00 GMT
How one innovative bookshop is changing Cairo's literary scene; why a popular vote won't solve Lebanon's presidential vacuum; and the UN's contentious role in the Western Sahara dispute.
Men get their beards trimmed at a barber shop in Pakistan, July 2014.  (AFP/File)
May 27, 2015 - 11:53 GMT
Some desperately needed positive PR for the beard; UN Middle East missions and their mediocrity; and a new messaging app in Iran designed with censorship in mind.
Turkey's upcoming general election, scheduled for June 7, will be important in determining the future of the country's democracy. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
May 27, 2015 - 05:00 GMT
A cat meme guide to the Turkish elections; how one Sicilian woman and her cell phone save migrants at sea; and a detained Iranian-American journalist highlights Iran's use of forced confessions.
Osama bin Laden, one of the most famous terrorists in history, was killed by the US in 2011 (AFP)
May 26, 2015 - 15:47 GMT
The effectiveness of terrorism; the will of the US to fight Daesh under scrutiny; and the new colonialism that Muslims endure.
Orange mobile network assisted Israeli soldiers during attacks on Gaza in 2014 (via Frumline)
May 26, 2015 - 10:26 GMT
Egypt calls for boycott of Orange mobile; Saudi's priorities in regional conflicts; and a underground discovery in Alexandria.