Director Laszlo Nemes needed a Yiddish speaker to translate the dialogue and train the actors who would be reenacting the Auschwitz death camp in the film "Son of Saul." Ironically, that man spends most of his days preserving everything about Yiddish that isn’t about the Holocaust.
Israeli-born writer Ayelet Waldman tried to put Israel out of her mind for 20 years. Now she and her husband, Michael Chabon, are bringing writers to the region to write about the West Bank occupation.
A new survey asked for opinions about how women should dress in public in the Middle East. The choices included images of women wearing different kinds of head coverings. The results and approach have been widely criticized. So Lebanese satirist Karl Sharro decided to do his own "survey" on what American women should wear.
Abubaker Deghayes, a British property manager, is mourning the death of a second son who has died fighting in Syria with the extremist group Jabhat al-Nusra. Deghayes says Western governments must do more to reach out to youth who are tempted to enlist in jihadi groups.
Dance instructor Sean Scantlebury has only met his student on Skype: Sean is in New York, and his student, Aadel Qies, is in Baghdad. But that hasn't stopped them from holding dance classes and trying to keep Qies' passion for dance alive.
Donald Trump has repeatedly said that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are the co-founders of ISIS. He later tweeted he was just being sarcastic. But where did ISIS come from and what role, if any, did the US play in its rise?