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A clown entertains children in a destroyed neighborhood of Gaza City on July 8, 2015.  (AFP/Mohammed Abed)
July 28, 2015 - 04:37 GMT
Quirky photos from around occupied Palestine; an optimistic take on the fight against Daesh; and Israel's exploitation of Palestinian water.
How does Frodo's quest compare to the Muslim world's fight against Daesh?  (Screenshot: Youtube)
July 27, 2015 - 05:55 GMT
Why the Muslim world should re-read the fantasy classic; Turkey's "war" against Kurdish groups; and how renewed debates over Sykes-Picot reveal racism toward MENA.
According to UNICEF, over one hundred children have been killed in the Yemeni conflict since Saudi-led airstrikes began in late March.  (AFP/File)
July 26, 2015 - 05:00 GMT
One Yemeni girl's struggle for survival; how US churches are reaching out to Palestine; and welcome to small-town Iran.
A Pakistani man travels on a train filled with other asylum-seekers bound for Belgrade, Serbia.  (AFP/Dimitar Dilkoff)
July 23, 2015 - 11:00 GMT
A rough journey for migrants in the Balkans; diary of a Syrian girl; and one year in Iranian prison for Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian.
Istanbul's historic Haydarpasa train station ablaze in November 2010.  The terminal - which once connected Turkey's capital to cities as far as Basra and Medinah - survived the fire, but plans for its future remain uncertain.  (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
July 23, 2015 - 04:05 GMT
Will the train station that once linked Istanbul to Aleppo and Basra ever be needed again?; Syria's war and media 'devastation'; and divisive military offensive in Iraq's Anbar province.
A man wears a rainbow kippah at Tel Aviv's 2013 gay pride parade.  (AFP/David Buimovitch)
July 22, 2015 - 11:36 GMT
Why LGBT groups are flocking to Israeli advocacy; Turkey tense after Monday's horrific bombing; and the "dance" of land-grabbing and resistance in Hebron.
An American Christian pilgrim takes part in a Jerusalem parade celebrating the Jewish holiday Sukkot.  (AFP/File)
July 22, 2015 - 06:40 GMT
Marcia Lynx Qualey looks at depictions of Americans in recent works; Israel's hasbara machine; and being an Iranian journalist at the Vienna talks.
An open-air market in Baghdad - perhaps the last place you'd expect to find sex toys for sale.  (AFP/Sabah Arar)
July 21, 2015 - 10:47 GMT
After all, people in Baghdad do it too; the London art show that's giving a fresh perspective on conflict-ridden Libya; and a rare photographic glimpse into '70's and '80's Sudan.
Yemeni girls show off their henna-decorated hands for Eid al-Fitr, the festival marking the end of Ramadan, July 29 2014.  (AFP/File)
July 21, 2015 - 06:44 GMT
Eid in a troubled Yemen; celebrating the holiday weekend amidst Gaza's rubble; and Egypt's beauty standards from the eyes of a woman who's nontraditionally beautiful.
According to Ebrahim, who left Germany to join Daesh, new recruits were given a choice to become either suicide bombers or fighters -
July 20, 2015 - 12:07 GMT
A German defector's account of joining Daesh; growing up lesbian in Iran; and a photo series that transforms Beirut into candy-colored pop art.
Iranians use an internet cafe in the capital Tehran.  (AFP/Atta Kenare)
July 20, 2015 - 06:27 GMT
How the internet has changed in six years; an Israeli TV show tries to cast Jewish-American boycott activists as hypocrites; and Hezbollah's troubled offensive in Zabadani.