The Middle East caught fire on Tuesday when an anti-Muslim video first gained attention in Egypt. Protests have since spread across the Muslim world, targeting American and other diplomatic outposts. Local officials have sought to tamp down on the violence and push back the angry crowds.
Turkey is hosting tens of thousands of refugees, fleeing the months-long civil war in Syria. But as the conflict wears on, tensions between the Syrian people and their Turkish hosts are rising.
As Syria's civil war drags on into its 19th month, and with not an end in sight, Syria's rebels are learning that in order to win, they might need to adjust the face they present the world. So they're turning to some public relations training, in an effort to adjust the picture they're presenting to the world.
The residents of Migron settlement in the West Bank have been battling an eviction notice for six years. Over the weekend, their battle took a dramatic turn when Israeli police showed up and ordered them out.
Chinese Muslims, all 23 million of them, say it can be hard practicing their faith in China. Particularly for ethnic Uygurs, there is long-running discrimination that many Uygurs say endangers their cultural existence.
Syria's artists have long been unable to criticize their government and its leaders. In the wake of the current uprising, though, that prohibition has been lifted, if not officially, in practice. A group of artists are using puppets and YouTube to criticize the government and illustrate its violence.
Bands in Israel have a long road ahead of them if they hope to become a global hit. To start off with, just getting heard overseas requires spending a ton of money to get there. And even if they can accomplish that, there are the politics of being from Israel to contend with. And, of course, what language do they sing in?
In the battle between Iran and the United States, the latest casualties are the video gamers of Tehran. Big users of World of Warcraft, a massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in Iran can no longer access the game, because the game's creator, Blizzard Entertainment, blocked them to comply with U.S. sanctions.
Rachel Corrie, an American student, went to the Gaza Strip in 2003 to protest Israel's destruction of Palestinian homes. She died in the protest. A court in Israel on Tuesday ruled that the driver of the bulldozer that ran her over was unable to see her and therefore isn't liable for her death.
Reports emerged from Syria over the weekend of a mass execution in the Damascus suburb of Daraya. If confirmed, it would be the worst atrocity in the year-long civil war. Meanwhile, an academic in the United States sees a grim, Lebanon-like future for Syria.