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.
Former Egyptian president Muhammad Morsi was sentenced to death on Saturday (AFP/file)
May 17, 2015 - 15:02 GMT
Controversy behind death sentence for Morsi; who is deciding the result of the Turkish elections; and Lebanese women camouflaged in their homes.
Cosmetics is a big market in Iran, with around $2.1 billion spent on them annually (AFP/file)
May 17, 2015 - 09:50 GMT
The illicit origins of make up in Iran; how Mideast change is producing new books; and investigations into the Israeli army.
Nakba Day, or 'Day of the Catastrophe,' is observed May 15 and commemorates mass displacement and suffering of Palestinians preceding the founding of the state of Israel.  (AFP/File)
May 16, 2015 - 09:52 GMT
A Palestinian mother reflects on her daughters first 'Nakba walk'; life goes on in Libya's Benghazi; and single women face struggles living alone in Iran.