Baghdad is an increasingly frightening place to raise a family, so many middle class parents have sent their children out of the country. As journalist Sahar Issa explains, the loneliness of the parents left behind is especially painful at Ramadan.
As the Obama administration struggles to push Israel and Hamas toward some kind of a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian anger sparked by the Israeli military campaign in Gaza is spilling over into the West Bank.
As ISIS takes over Mosul, Iraqi Christian refugees and immigrants in California are pushing for those still in Iraq to be granted safe passage to the US. Many Iraqi Christians who live in the US gather in a Southern California coffee shop to talk of the decaying state of their country.
Writer and satirist Karl Sharro — known as Karl reMarks on the Internet — blogs about some of the Middle East's heaviest issues. Recently, he's been navigating the difficult task of satirizing the tragic news coming out of Gaza.
At demonstrations against Israel's operation in Gaza, angry crowds have attacked protesters. Those who are against the war say they now fear more violence, but still feel an obligation to make their voices heard.