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Taybeh, a village in the West Bank, is home of the Taybeh Beer factory and host of an annual Oktoberfest.  (AFP/Jamal Aruri)
April 21, 2015 - 13:54 GMT
A journey through a lesser-known part of Middle Eastern cuisine; the struggle of Palestinian women; and censorship strikes the Istanbul Film Festival.
A memorial in Yerevan, Armenia dedicated to victims of the Armenian genocide.  2015 marks 100 years since the Armenian and Assyrian genocides at the hands of the Ottoman Turks.  (AFP/Karen Minasyan)
April 21, 2015 - 06:44 GMT
Reflections on the Armenian and Assyrian genocides; rock climbing in Palestine; and Iranian women in sport matches.
A bombing at the US consulate in Iraqi Kurdistan killed four on Friday, April 17 (File-AFP)
April 20, 2015 - 09:33 GMT
The bombing of the US consulate in Irbil raises questions; thousands plan to attend international protest in Gaza; and 74 Palestinian and Syrian refugees remain in detention in Egypt.
Samaneh, who moved to Tehran on her own from a small town in Iran, faces many difficulties as both a blind and a lesbian woman.  (AFP/Atta Kenare)
April 19, 2015 - 12:48 GMT
One Iranian woman's determination to live an independent life in the big city; how Egypt is reading to the war in Yemen; and Lebanon's favorite buzzword.
Turkey has so far refrained from sending troops to directly intervene in the Syrian conflict (File-AFP)
April 18, 2015 - 21:09 GMT
KSA and Turkey in "high-level" talks over intervention in Syria; the hopeless youth of the Arab world; and a Red Cross exhibit reminds us of the anguish of Lebanon's wars.
Children attend a school for Syrian refugees in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley.  (AFP/Joseph Eid)
April 16, 2015 - 12:28 GMT
Syrian refugee children in Lebanon attend non-formal education programs; a play in Gaza reflects on last summer's war; and environmental changes ravage Iran's southwest.
Tobacco sales are dangerously on the rise in the Middle East and North Africa.  (AFP/Eric Feferberg)
April 16, 2015 - 05:50 GMT
Tobacco's growing market in MENA; the despair for Lebanese families who loved ones have been missing for decades; and stifling censorship rules in Istanbul Film Festival.
This month marks the 40th anniversary of the Lebanese War (File-AFP)
April 15, 2015 - 14:00 GMT
Lebanese youth commemorate civil war anniversary by expressing patriotic aspirations; Russia irks Bibi by selling anti-aircraft missiles to Iran; and how the Israeli Army defends its use of live fire against protesters.
The fighting in Yemen has left Yemen's already poor infrastructure in dire condition (File-AFP)
April 15, 2015 - 09:42 GMT
Lack of electricity in Yemen threatens hospitals and other vital services; a moment for Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi to help shape the Middle East; and remembering the Armenian genocide 100 years on.
A store in Baghdad sells wedding gowns.  (AFP/Khalil al-Murshidi)
April 14, 2015 - 12:46 GMT
Locals continue getting married in Mosul; Egyptians call for legalization of hashish; and Turkey looks back on the Armenian genocide.
Iran's minorities face discrimination and harassment during their required military service, fighting for a country that often ignores their rights.  (AFP/Atta Kenare)
April 14, 2015 - 05:00 GMT
Being a minority recruit in Iran's military; one Qatari restaurant's free food handouts; and modern-day slavery in the Gulf.