Stories about Middle East & North Africa
8 June 2015
The Freedom Flotilla III will join an increasingly long list of boats that have attempted to break the Israeli siege of Gaza. Will it succeed this time?
7 June 2015
4 June 2015
"It is not justice to keep a talented software engineer in jail just because the software he developed was used by others for reasons deemed illegal by the Iranian government."
Three blasts were heard across Gaza as Israel launched airstrikes in response to rockets launched by a Hamas rival, ISIS-linked Omar Brigades. How has the ceasefire held since last summer?
3 June 2015
Politicians? Lie? Never!
A Revolutionary Court in Tehran has sentenced artist and civil rights activist Atena Faraghdani to 12.5 years in prison for publishing on Facebook cartoons and criticisms of the government.
1 June 2015
What does an editor-in-chief in a conservative Arab Gulf country do when a Kuma Sutra drawing appears in his newspaper? And, most importantly, how do the people react?
31 May 2015
Ancient Syrian antiques, looted from ISIS controlled areas, are being peddled on Facebookand sold on the black market for millions.
Sixteen children have died in Israel since 2008 as a result of being accidentally left in closed cars. One chef drives the message home by cooking pizza in a car.