Tensions in the Persian Gulf are high after Saudi Arabia executed a prominent Shiite cleric. Iran sees itself as the champion of Shiite Islam and is furious with the Saudi action. Saudi Arabia has retaliated by cutting off relations.
From his satirical soapbox of Karl reMarks (and with the help of Twitter and Facebook), Karl Sharro has gone from London architect to renowned Middle Eastern satirist. His work includes "Three dictators walk into a bar" jokes to imagined conversations between Middle Eastern leaders.
Inside Syria, almost six million children have been affected by the country's ongoing civil war, and millions more have fled the country to find safety in refugee camps. Turkey, for example, has opened its doors to about a million-and-a-half Syrian refugees since spring 2011. But as the war drags on, Turkey is finding itself with a long-term humanitarian and education problem.