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Saudi Arabia's young deputy crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, known by diplomats as 'Mr. Everything,' is behind Vision 2030, a set of sweeping reforms meant to steer the kingdom's economy away from reliance on oil.  (AFP/File)
May 05, 2016 - 06:10 GMT
An enigmatic meeting with Saudi's Prince Mohammed bin Salman; family and loss in small-town Syria; and why are Iraqis taking to Twitter to grieve over sofas?
Tiles adorn a synagogue in Marrakech, Morocco.  Mimouna, celebrated after sundown on the last day of Passover, is a tradition cherished by Moroccan Jews. (Flickr Creative Commons)
May 04, 2016 - 05:28 GMT
From Morocco's Mimouna celebration to LGBT seder plates in the U.S.; the secrets of the Persian kitchen; and a lifelong love affair with oud perfume.
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.