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.
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.
The crash of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 on July 17 has forced Malaysia Airlines to find a new — safer — route to its destinations in western Europe. The airline tried a few options and seems to have found a less controversial flight path.
For nearly two decades, the BBC Somali service has aired a straightforward but unusual program. It's little more than a list of names being read over the air, but it's become a success in helping reunite families scattered by Somalia's civil war.
Instead of trained forensic investigators, the people combing through the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 so far have been miners. The BBC's Natalia Antelava describes the scene and explains why it should have been treated like a crime scene.
In Gaza, the fighting and the civilian population are so tightly packed together that watermelon fields also serve as launching areas for rockets into Israel. And as bombs continue to fall, the streets have turned empty.
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