Members of Saudi-backed "resistance" fighters at the front in Taiz. (Asmaa Waguih)

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...
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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...
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Imagen de MARC MARGINEDAS en la base canadiense de Patricia en Nakhonay en Afganistan en octubre de 2010 (10/10/2010)
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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...
Qais Najim (courtesy)

Project Exile: Iraqi BBC cameraman struggles in U.K.

"They consider us traitors, spies. I was worried about my children." Qais Najim spent more than a decade as a cameraman and editor for the BBC in his native Iraq, where he covered the U.S.-British invasion...
An Iranian man shows Telegram app messages from supporters of female conservative candidate Zohreh Elahian, on his mobile phone in Tehran, Iran,  Feb. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

Inside the Islamic State’s favorite app

"They just want to feel relatively secure right now, or for the lifetime of whatever operation they're plotting." The messaging app Telegram has gained notoriety recently for its use by the Islamic State, or...
Lens Young Homsi (courtesy)

Project Exile: Photographer smuggled out of Syria

"When you are doing anything against the regime, you will be wanted and arrested." Bassel Tawil was once a network engineer with an internet company in the Syrian city of Homs. That changed in 2009 when...
Fayez Serraj, right, of the U.N.-brokered Libyan unity government on arrival in Tripoli, Libya. He arrived by sea with six deputies to set up a temporary seat of power in a naval base despite threats from competing factions, March 30, 2016 (Media office of the Unity Government / GNA Media via AP)

Explainer: Libya’s fractured politics

Three governments means little governance News this week that a new United Nations-backed government had begun to establish itself in Libya has been greeted as a hopeful sign that the country may emerge from...