A Syrian architect waits to return and rebuild her country
Bayan Ali stayed and protested for as long as she could. Now, she is preparing to rebuild her country when the war ends.
Meet the little drummer boy from Gaza who made it big
Ramzi found fame on Arabs Got Talent.
That cleric was rude to the Lebanese anchor, but not necessarily because she was a woman
Think before you share.
250 Iraqi Sunnis join Iranian-backed Shiite militia to battle Islamic State
It would once have been all but unthinkable for a member of Iraq's Sunni Arab minority to join a Shiite militia, but opposition to IS is transcending deep-seated sectarian divisions.
An Iraqi offensive to dislodge the Islamic State from Tikrit seems to have stalled
IS militants have turned the city into a labyrinth of home-made bombs and booby-trapped buildings, and are using snipers to halt Iraqi progress.
Syria's beleaguered opposition-in-exile is about to collapse
The internationally recognized opposition has been plagued by infighting, incompetency and accusations of corruption since its inception.
Egypt jails men for dog's brutal killing aired on internet
The dog's name was Max.
Iraqi forces retake parts of Tikrit from the Islamic State
Driving the Islamic State out of Tikrit would be a much-needed and major victory for the Iraqi army.
Meet the Syrian sheikh battling Islamic State ideology one mind at a time
'When the funding came from the sheikhs, people grew beards. When the funding came from the international community, people started to shave and wear suits.'
Israelis are more concerned about the economy than Iran
Analysis: After six years in office, Netanyahu is widely seen as responsible for the skyrocketing cost of living.
Jihadi John was radicalized by MI5 tactics, some Brits say
Details about Londoner Mohammed Emwazi are raising uncomfortable questions as much about terror suspects as the way the UK intelligence agency pursues them.
The Israeli government has exaggerated the Iranian nuclear threat for years
Analysis: A leaked Mossad report suggests Israel's own spy agency disagrees with the threat posed by Iran.
For richer, for poorer: Jihadi John is a reminder that extremism comes in all shapes and sizes
Analysis: The White House's focus on poverty as the main cause of extremism may not tell the whole story.
Syrian government behind new spate of barrel bomb attacks, says Human Rights Watch
Government forces have carried out hundreds of indiscriminate air attacks on civilian areas.
Egyptians mock the Islamic State on Twitter
Italians joined in too.
Egypt jails prominent blogger and activists for breaking protest law
Alaa Abdel Fattah was one of the guiding voices of Egypt's 2011 revolution.
Kobani residents in limbo as they wait to return to a destroyed city
The Islamic State was repelled from the city weeks ago, but residents have been unable to return home.
Yemen's former leader leaves Sanaa after house arrest
Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi is reported to have fled his residence in disguise.
Swedish journalist reportedly missing in Syrian-Turkish border area
A Swedish foreign ministry spokesman declined to comment on the situation, which was reported by the Swedish newspaper Expressen.
Joining the Islamic State is still remarkably easy
Analysis: Despite efforts by Turkish authorities to crack down on wannabe jihadists crossing into Syria, the number of foreign fighters continues to grow.
US officials say a force of 25,000 soldiers needed to drive the Islamic State out of Mosul
A massive offensive is being planned to fight an estimated 1,000 to 2,000 Islamic State fighters in the key Iraqi city.
How strong is the Islamic State in Libya?
The group has benefited from the chaos of Libya's unraveling, taking control of towns and attracting recruits.
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Fear and silence grip Libya as political divisions deepen
The nation is split in two with Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni confined to the east and a rival administration controlling the capital and its surroundings.
The mass beheading of 21 Egyptians in Libya shows the spread of the Islamic State franchise
Analysis: Militants from far and wide are declaring allegiance to the group as it seeks to spread jihad across the region.
Egypt bombs Islamic State targets in Libya after beheadings
Taking a page from Jordan, Egypt quickly retaliated for the beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians.
UN says Yemen is collapsing, on brink of civil war
Al Qaeda-affiliated fighters seized an army base in southern Yemen and held soldiers prisoner on Thursday
Al Jazeera journalists granted bail in Egypt, but case against them continues
Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy have been bailed in their retrial for spreading false news. They will return to court later this month.
Why do so many Egyptian soccer fans die in confrontations with police?
Nearly one hundred soccer fans have died in clashes with police over the past three years. But the country's interior ministry denies responsibility.
Check out these photos of the sandstorm blanketing Cairo right now
Many residents of Cairo are staying indoors as a huge wall of sand hits Egypt and Israel to the north.
Thousands protest against Houthi rule in Yemen after embassies close
The Houthi forces are bolstered by army units widely believed to maintain loyalty to ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh.