A vicious cocktail of addiction, extremism, state failure and unbearably hot summers has turned Basra into a powder keg.
Lebanese voters reacted to a huge array of problems – including an energy crisis, corruption, dizzying poverty levels and the Beirut port blast.
Since early October, tens of thousands of protesters have been challenging corruption in Iraq and Iranian involvement in local politics. What do they think of the recent tensions?
Even though many are not particularly religious, tattoos have become a way of showing solidarity.
The Kashmiri photojournalist talks about his life in the valley.
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"If you're going to slaughter me, slaughter me."
A Saudi news outlet said the Americans were picked up along with suspects from eight other countries on terrorism charges over the past week.
Though the spark was the execution of a prominent Shiite cleric in the Sunni Kingdom, it's really domestic politics, regional insecurity, falling oil prices, and other factors that are driving the confrontation.