The apparent chemical weapons attack in Syria cost 1400 lives, that much is known. But each of those individuals was a mother, father, son or daughter. And for families left behind, those deaths leave a huge hole.
Israeli and Palestinian officials haven't even begun formal peace talks and already national leaders are trying to shirk responsibility. Israel's prime minister has said even if an agreement in reached through negotiation, it would be subject to an unprecedented referendum by the Israeli people.
Shyreen Ziadeh runs a dance studio in Ramallah, in the Palestinian Territories. It's not what she dreamed of doing, but it's all she can imagine doing these days. She introduces ballet to youngsters, and gives them a refuge from everyday life.
In the contentious relationship between Israel and the Palestinians, prisoners in Israeli prisons play a major role. And they could prove to be both a stumbling block and an opportunity as the two sides consider restarting their peace process.
Over the weekend, runners gathered in Bethlehem to run the city's first-ever marathon. While the realities of the Israeli-Palestinian situation and the Boston Marathon attacks influenced the events, the races went off without any problems.
Palestinians haven't voted in a presidential election since 2006, frustrating many. A local TV producer decided to take that frustration and channel it into a reality TV series, just in time for President Barack Obama to come to Israel and the Palestinian Territories.
Many Palestinians depend on jobs in Israel for their livelihood. But it's not easy for them to get to those jobs. A new bus line has opened up, but some Palestinians say its just another example of the division between Israelis and Palestinians.
Highway construction is rarely popular with the people whose neighborhood the highway must go through. In a small, largely Palestinian town outside of Jerusalem, residents are organizing to try and stop a highway that will have little benefit to them from ripping up their neighborhood.
Last week's Jerusalem Marathon was replete with controversy, with Palestinian officials telling those signed up they should withdraw. But one man, an Egyptian-American, wanted to spread his own message, God is love, as he ran.
A 30-year-old Palestinian man, jailed after being accused of hurling a rock at an Israeli citizen, died in Israeli custody. Palestinians say he was tortured; Israelis say an investigation is ongoing. Now, some are wondering if this will lead to another intifada.
Gaza Strip residents have struggled to get fuel for their vehicles because of a variety of factors that have led to a severe shortage of gasoline and diesel. Perhaps worse, though, the only power plant in Gaza runs on diesel so a fuel shortage has meant 18 hours a day without electricity.
The residents of Migron settlement in the West Bank have been battling an eviction notice for six years. Over the weekend, their battle took a dramatic turn when Israeli police showed up and ordered them out.
Palestinian protesters fed up with Israeli settlements going up on Palestinian-owned land are trying a new tactic. They're building settlements, out of tents and shacks, first. So far they haven't lasted but, really, that's not the point.
Remembrance Day, celebrated Wednesday, is a chance for Israelis to remember their countrymen who have died in the Middle Eastern conflict. While it's a national holiday, there's a profound disconnect with the Palestinians who live in Israel and whose dead aren't technically honored.
Residents of the Palestinian West Bank are restless after a series of moves have dramatically raised their cost of living while wages are not being paid. Several protests have been held, leading Palestinian leaders to promise changes.
An Israeli soccer team, the only one that's been comprised of only Jewish players, ignited a storm of controversy by adding Muslim soccer players to its roster. Israeli officials are taking a firm stand against racism that has cropped up in its wake.
An exchange between Hamas and Israel is underway this morning. Gilad Shalit is back home in Israel and nearly 500 Palestinian prisoners are headed for Gaza, the West Bank or other parts of the Middle East.
Palestinian leaders gave their OK to a plan to exhume the body of Yasser Arafat and determine whether his death was not by natural causes, but was instead poisoned by radiation. That's based on startling possibilities raised in an Al Jazeera investigation.