Hezbollah have been fighting to prop up Assad during the conflict in Syria (AFP/file)
May 24, 2015 - 15:56 GMT
The role that Hezbollah are playing in Syria; US kills hopes of nuke-free Mideast; and looking at people rather than fish in Egypt.
Ramadi fell to Daesh last week, a significant defeat for government forces (AFP/Azhar Shallal)
May 24, 2015 - 09:57 GMT
The past, present and future of Anbar province; the dangers of fixing stereotypes about Arabs; and the need to speak out against domestic violence.
An Iranian woman plays with her pet terrier.  (AFP/Behrouz Mehria)
May 23, 2015 - 05:00 GMT
Police violence against pets leaves Iranian dog owners heartbroken; Palestinian play portrays microcosm of life under occupation; and an archeology buff reflects on the fall of Palmyra.
As Daesh took full control of Syria's Palmyra on Thursday, countless treasures of the world heritage site are at risk.  (AFP/Joseph Eid)
May 21, 2015 - 12:38 GMT
Syria's ancient city at stake; how Washington never had Ramadi; and vulnerable Afghan workers in Iran.
A Syrian Kurdish teacher and her students in Kobane.  (AFP/Michalis Karagiannis)
May 21, 2015 - 05:16 GMT
The limits of education in Kurdistan; an artist explores sculpture in Cairo; and Morocco's leftist parties.
Muslim women in California challenge stereotypes through hip-hop.  (Screenshot: Youtube)
May 20, 2015 - 10:49 GMT
A Muslim hip-hop collective: examining Jordan and Morocco post-Arab Spring; and cartoons use humor to combat Daesh.
They can vote, but can they get easy access to contraceptives? (AFP/File)
May 20, 2015 - 05:00 GMT
Iranian cartoonist stands trial for speaking up against birth control restrictions; apartment block to be built over Egypt historic site; and the "conceptual art group" known as Haifa Wehbe.
Dance classes are having to be held in secret, as the Iranian government disapproves of gender mixing (AFP/Juan Mabromata)
May 19, 2015 - 15:34 GMT
Iranian MP calls for state control of concerts; why the Iraqi army is leaving places behind; and the dim hopes of a train revival in Lebanon.
Saudi Arabian forces intervened in anti-government protests in Bahrain in 2011, indicative of the close security ties between the Gulf states (AFP)
May 19, 2015 - 10:55 GMT
Worrying prospects for human rights in the Gulf; an all but abandoned Tunisian town; and new steps in the Egyptian fight against cancer.
The BBC journalists who were arrested were looking into the conditions for laborers working on Qatar's FIFA World Cup project (AFP/Karim Jaafar)
May 18, 2015 - 16:12 GMT
Qatar's move towards a more overbearing state; what Morsi's death sentence means for Turkey; and trying to hold the CIA to account.
Marine Le Pen heads the far-right, xenophobic Front National party, which has seen increased support in recent years (AFP/file)
May 18, 2015 - 05:00 GMT
Europe's failure to engage with MENA migrants; Moroccans walking into Spain carrying twice their weight; and a new offensive on street harassment in Cairo.