Syrian survivor aids case against Assad

Assad's government seeks to 'wipe memories' of those who survive Syria's secret prisons Since the start of protests against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad during the 2011 Arab Spring, Assad's regime...

Yemen activist Thabet haunted by war’s victims

"I made a promise to a child that I would save him and I couldn't." The war in Yemen that Fadia Thabet left behind isn't getting better. Civilians, including children, are still routinely killed or wounded...

Islamic dress debate provides fodder for artists

In 2011, France became the first European Union country to ban women in public from wearing veils that cover their faces. But the debate over Islamic dress in Europe didn't stop there. Since then a number...

Photo essay: Hidden war in Yemen

While Syria garners international headlines as refugees stream into Europe, Yemen’s plight has gone largely unnoticed. The poorest country in the Middle East, Yemen has been mired in civil war since late...

Editor pioneers gay media in Arab world

“It seems every year we get ourselves into some kind of trouble.” The Arab world is one of the most difficult regions to be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. In many countries, same-sex relations are...

Spanish correspondent survived wars, ISIL captivity

Marc Marginedas has covered some of the world's most brutal conflicts, and has the psychological scars to prove it. The first thing to know about Marc Marginedas is that he has gone on living. The veteran...