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Aylan al-Kurdi, 3 years old, and his five-year-old brother Galip drowned Wednesday when their boat sank off the Turkish coast on the way to the Greek island of Kos.  (Screenshot: Twitter)
September 03, 2015 - 06:29 GMT
Human Rights Watch reflects on the daily tragedies of Mediterranean migration; Morocco reacts to a new film about sex workers in Marrakech; and America's 'jazz diplomacy' in the Middle East.
Women in Cairo demonstrate against the Egypt's high levels of sexual harassment.  (AFP/File)
September 02, 2015 - 04:07 GMT
When a woman's outfit is no longer her own choice; Westerners' often hypocritical sympathies for refugees; and is the Muslim Brotherhood starting to espouse violence?
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.