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.
Egypt has already carried out airstrikes in Yemen as part of Operation Decisive Storm (File-AFP)
April 13, 2015 - 11:04 GMT
Rumors fly as photos surface of soldiers in flight to Saudi Arabia; a look at leaked cables from the end of the Lebanese war; and being raised to be a "proper lady" in Egypt.
Former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton announced her run for US president on Sunday, April 12 (File-AFP)
April 13, 2015 - 10:48 GMT
Hilary Clinton would bring little change to US Middle East policy; images from the beginning of the Lebanese civil war; and "Spider-Man" prepares to climb Dubai's Twisted Tower.
Once a popular vacation destination for Israelis, Sinai's beach resorts are largely empty as potential beachgoers fear increased attacks and kidnappings.  (AFP/File)
April 12, 2015 - 13:03 GMT
One Israeli family's Passover vacation to Sinai; the end-all solution to Beirut's awful traffic; and inside the teenage mentality of girls joining Daesh.