Florence Jaukae found herself abandoned by her husband, with children to feed and didn't know what to do. So she took a tradition from her Papua New Guinea village and reinvented it for a modern world.
Lebanese film director Mahmoud Kaabour wanted to tell the story of the people who build Dubai. His documentary, "Champ of the Camp," uses the singing competition that takes places in the labor camps across the UAE to examine their situation.
When it comes to coping with climate change, crowdsourcing of small solutions around the world can be as important as big-ticket approaches. That's the philosophy behind the Climate CoLab project at MIT.
Oil companies are setting up shop in Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdistan region and they're bringing in lots of money with them. The new resources, combined with liberal investment laws, is opening up the economy.