In Egypt after Mubarak, television talk shows have become one of the major forums for political discussion and debate. But some topics are still off limits.
Global hedge funds are buying up huge tracts of land in Africa, hoping to make money off the commodity and food trade, and prominent US universities are taking part.
The government in Turkey is turning more conservative, as officials try to stamp out obscenity in real life and on the internet.
While chaos is reigning in Yemen's government, drones and fighter jets operated by the US government have stepped up air strikes on militants.
Israeli Kibbutzim are tapping into the power of the sun, and the solar power generators could be a model for partnership between Israel and Palestine.
Residents of Barnsley, England, can be fined up to $130 for swearing on the street.
Europeans are in the grip of E. Coli fear. The bacteria have killed 16 people, all but one in Germany.
Turkey often presents itself as the leading democracy of the Middle East, but internet censorship there is about to get worse.
Does natural gas "fracking" contaminate water supplies? A new report strongly suggests it does.
Officials are trying to crack down on cocaine suppliers by tracking the chemicals they use to make the drug.