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US-led airstrikes may hit Daesh targets for now, but what happens when the smoke goes away?  (AFP/File)
March 05, 2015 - 05:35 GMT
Why air strikes won't eliminate Daesh; John Locke teaches us about Yemen's political crisis; and graffiti a mode of artistic expression for Palestinians.
Netanyahu's prioritization of Iran nuclear threat is misguided.  (AFP/File)
March 03, 2015 - 12:55 GMT
Israel's biggest security threats don't include Iran; programs to treat trauma for refugees in Lebanon; and an online platform for Iranian modern art.
Corruption plagues Egypt's charitable organizations, meant to help the poor.  (AFP/File)
March 03, 2015 - 05:18 GMT
Corruption plagues charity organizations in Egypt; ISIS uploads death threat to Twitter employees; and Iran announces its willingness to open up to Google.
Libya's civil war has kept children out of school since October.  (AFP/Marco Longari)
March 01, 2015 - 10:14 GMT
Online learning for conflict-ridden communities in Libya; the Coptic Pope's alliance with Egypt's military; and politicians bringing Turkey back to its Ottoman days.
Fears of nuclear deal falling through after Obama leaves office could dissuade Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei from agreeing.  (AFP/File)
March 01, 2015 - 05:00 GMT
How US-Iran deal might falter; women religious counselors combat radical Islam in Algeria; and absence of Sunni political party could pave way for Yemen sectarian violence.
Syrian Christians attend a prayer vigil for peace in Damascus, September, 2013. (File-AFP)
February 28, 2015 - 07:05 GMT
Syria's Christians and the politics of war; Netanyahu causes rifts in the US government; and mounting legal complications for Syrian refugees born in Lebanon.
Woman casts her ballot in Tunisia's 2014 presidential election. (AFP/Fethi Belaid)
February 26, 2015 - 12:58 GMT
Tunisia government formation post-Arab Spring; unpromising prospects for upcoming Egyptian elections; and "cultural cleansing" in Iraq.
Hassan Nasrallah of Hezbollah (left) and Saad Hariri (right) of the Future Movement have been engaging in dialogue to avoid violent sectarian spillover from Syria.  (AFP/File)
February 26, 2015 - 05:02 GMT
Lebanon's sects avoid conflict; "urbicide" in Daesh-controlled Syria, and Libya's forgotten civilians
Obama has made a point of denying Daesh a religious label (File-AFP)
February 25, 2015 - 10:00 GMT
The implications of labeling Daesh "Islamic"; Egyptians hipsters join Daesh; and how the Arab states are failing Palestine.
President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hassan Rouhani (File-AFP)
February 25, 2015 - 06:00 GMT
Is the US ready to accept Iranian influence in the Mid East?; a Muslim actor plays Jesus in new American miniseries; and Lebanese designers at the Oscars.
Young Iranian women in Tehran.  (AFP/File)
February 24, 2015 - 14:06 GMT
Iranian STEM students in the US; letter to a home and husband lost in war; sexism in Egyptian law