Mix of happiness, sadness at recaptured Iraqi monastery
Prayers return to Catholic Mar Behnam monastery which was ravaged by IS jihadists just 30 kilometres south of Mosul.
Warming climate changing most life on Earth
Lebanese heart surgeon saving Syrian babies’ lives
Arab Fashion Week begins in Dubai
Countless bombings in Baghdad’s Karrada since 2003 US-led invasion
Syria’s “Happy” baboon bears the scars of war
Famous Palestinian designer back home
Study: Height down in some MENA countries
Tunisia's Mellouli optimistic to win one last medal in Rio
Euro 2016 football fever overshadows soap operas in Arab world
Family helped by IS member to escape besieged Fallujah
Aleppo boys dream of becoming boxing champions despite war
Jail for Iranians who share ‘inappropriate’ photos on mobile apps
Young Algerians socialise at the mall
German asylum dream for Iraqis hard to fulfill
Smartphones more important than food for Syrian migrants
South Sudan symbol of freedom in jeopardy
'Double punishment' for HIV-infected Algerian women
Football cheers replace gunfire echoes in Tripoli
Merryland Park: A missed symbol of liberal Egypt
Entrepreneurs encourage people to ‘buy Syrian’
For Turks, Gallipoli not ordinary touristic place
Can Iraqis trust their government to rebuild their country?
A first for Arab world: Migrant workers to form labour union in Lebanon
Immigrant youth feel less equal in France of equality, fraternity
Gazans celebrate Christmas tinged with sadness
Arts Canteen London presents Attab Haddad: Iraqi oud with a western twist
Morocco fossils: A rare and vanishing treasure
Baghdad takes anti-jihadist war to airwaves
Scottish independence campaigners find support in Palestinian bagpipers
‘Youth Troupe of Yarmuk’ rare ray of light in Syria's refugee camp
Shiite Turkmens in north Iraq stuck in limbo
Blind pupils have passion for football in Mali
World Cup euphoria grips Lebanon
Nostalgia at its height: Syrian refugees recreate home in UAE
Iraq's Arabs and Kurds have no common language
Syria’s displaced boost relaxed Latakia’s economy
Yemen’s qat threatens to exhaust precious water resource
Water crisis looming by end of 21st century
Hajj now and then explored in Paris exhibition
Qarawiyyin library holds written wonders
World's oldest library in Morocco's ancient city of Fez is home to priceless treatises in Islamic studies, astronomy, medicine.
Ancient Homs market being restored to former glory
In capital of Syria’s revolution, war-ravaged ancient market slowly reemerges from rubble.
Five-year-old Omran new face of Aleppo’s suffering
Photo of dazed Syrian boy sitting in ambulance covered in blood dust after air of Syrian city has drawn worldwide attention.
Study says lack of exercise cost world $67.5 billion
Second study shows people who sit for eight hours a day may cancel out increased risk of death this carries by doing at least an hour of exercise daily.
Cafes, restaurants spring up in Tripoli
Tripolitans taste normality in Libyan capital thanks to its cafes despite being dogged by sporadic violence.
British entrepreneurs eyeing rapidly expanding Muslim consumer market
British brands from clothes to greetings cards to online gym courses eye growing Muslim consumer market.
Sufism in Morocco ‘a powerful weapon’ against extremism
Sufi festivals, such as Sufi Culture Festival in Fez, are held every year, drawing crowds from as far away as South America.
Russian soldiers profitable economic presence in Latakia
Russian soldiers go into city for food, drink, entertainment, creating new customer base with different demands for Latakia's businesses.
Iraq’s Mariamana school rare symbol of ethnic diversity
Unique school in Kirkuk brings children together where Islamic, Christian education textbooks are stacked on same tables.
Priceless heritage of Morocco’s Jews displayed at Museum of Moroccan Judaism
The only Jewish museum in the Arab world displays hundreds of artefacts and photographs depicting Jewish heritage.
‘Street workout’ draws onlookers at Gaza beach
Young Palestinians enjoy urban bodybuilding in Gaza even if streets are ill-equipped to accommodate sport.