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Circassians protest the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in Ankara, Turkey.  (AFP/Adem Altan)
April 23, 2015 - 14:08 GMT
A controversial decision in Turkey to introduce Latin alphabet in Circassian language courses; African minority in Iran; and the water crisis in Jordan.
Instability and war have threatened Iraq's archeological treasures with looting and destruction.  (AFP/Ali al-Saadi)
April 23, 2015 - 05:06 GMT
The archeological crisis in Iraq; persecution of Sudanese human rights activists; and the question of whether Egyptian women truly want equality.
GCC states have recently employed a radical new policy for dealing with perceived regional threats (File-AFP)
April 22, 2015 - 12:03 GMT
The GCC has not been able to contain its enemies quietly; the issue of Palestinian Authority tax revenue; and comparing the current crisis in Yemen to the 1994 civil war.
Hezbollah fighters at a rally in 2015 (File-AFP)
April 22, 2015 - 06:00 GMT
As Iran retreats Hezbollah will become more aggressive; examining what went wrong in Libya; and 18 ways in which Lebanon is like Game of Thrones.
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.