The revolt in Syria began almost three years ago, in the early, hopeful days of the Arab Spring. Back then, more or less peaceful protests ousted long-time dictators in Tunisia and Egypt. But since then, those two nations have taken very different paths.
When Shyima Hall was little, dinner was often a piece of bread split with three of her siblings. But she says she was happy. All that changed when her mom left her with a rich family, gave her up, to pay off a debt.
Earlier this month, ISIS released a video in which it showed the beheading of 21 Egyptian men. Not surprisingly, reactions have been of anger, grief and hate. But one Egyptian singer wants to change that.
When Jay Z dropped "Big Pimpin'" in 1999, he thought he had permission to sample its iconic Middle Eastern hook. But years later, the heir of the man who composed the original song is taking Jay Z and producer Timbaland to court.
How do you stay connected during a crisis? That’s the dilemma facing Venezuelans as the country experiences its biggest uprising in years. Some people are relying on new, lower-profile apps, more than Facebook and Twitter, to keep in touch.
Those born in the 1980s and 1990s helped lead the Arab Spring movements, pressing for more open and democratic societies. Author Juan Cole says they are just beginning to reshape the Middle East, with a mindset that is more liberal, less religious and unencumbered by the past.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Rushdie Ali Aluf at the border between Gaza and Egypt, which is normally closed off by a security barrier, but a hole was blasted out of the barrier today, and thousands of Gazans spilled into Egypt.
Last year, Filipino-American singer Charmaine Clamor made a splash with her critically acclaimed album 'Flippin' Out.' The CD climbed to the top 5 on the country's jazz charts. Now Clamor has a new release. It mixes jazz with the traditional Filipino serenade style known as the Harana. Correspondent Rob Schmitz has more.
The guilty verdict reached against an Egyptian businessman surprised many in the country. As Aya Batrawy reports, it wasn't because of a lack of evidence, it was that Egyptians figured the rich and powerful could never be brought to justice.