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    Worst day, month, year: The civil war has exhausted all superlatives

    Worst day, month, year: The civil war has exhausted all superlatives


    The war in Syria has exhausted all superlatives. Worst day, worst month, worst year, worst ever. Words fail to describe the destruction of this ancient, beautiful...

    The war in Syria has exhausted all superlatives. Worst day, worst month, worst year, worst ever. Words fail to describe the destruction of this ancient, beautiful land.
    15-year-old documents massacre with selfies

    15-year-old documents massacre with selfies


    Like most teenagers, 15-year-old Muhammad Najem spends a lot of time posting selfie videos on social media. Unlike most teenagers, Najem makes his videos in Syria as airstrikes rain bombs onto his street and kill his...

    Like most teenagers, 15-year-old Muhammad Najem spends a lot of time posting selfie videos on social media. Unlike most teenagers, Najem makes his videos in Syria as airstrikes rain bombs onto his street and kill his friends.
    Doctors use expired drugs as 300 die

    Doctors use expired drugs as 300 die


    The devastation wrought in eastern Ghouta by a relentless bombardment by the Syrian regime has forced doctors to use expired drugs and scrabble for water as the number of dead reached 300 in three days, medics and activists ...

    The devastation wrought in eastern Ghouta by a relentless bombardment by the Syrian regime has forced doctors to use expired drugs and scrabble for water as the number of dead reached 300 in three days, medics and activists said.
    Second Netanyahu confidant turns state's witness

    Second Netanyahu confidant turns state's witness


    In another major blow to embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a second close confidant of the Israeli leader has agreed to testify in one of the corruption investigations encircling Netanyahu and his inner...

    In another major blow to embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a second close confidant of the Israeli leader has agreed to testify in one of the corruption investigations encircling Netanyahu and his inner circle.
    Opinion: The mom's story I could not forget

    Opinion: The mom's story I could not forget


    Some stories do not leave you. You cannot forget them long after you tell them. And you wonder, often, how they...

    Some stories do not leave you. You cannot forget them long after you tell them. And you wonder, often, how they end.
    ISIS claims attack on Shiite militia in Iraq

    ISIS claims attack on Shiite militia in Iraq


    ISIS claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on a Shiite militia group near the Iraqi city of Hawija over the weekend, an ambush that left more than two dozen...

    ISIS claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on a Shiite militia group near the Iraqi city of Hawija over the weekend, an ambush that left more than two dozen slain.
    Iran plane crash site found, state media says

    Iran plane crash site found, state media says


    Iranian investigators have located the site of Sunday's plane crash that killed all 65 people on board, state TV reported...

    Iranian investigators have located the site of Sunday's plane crash that killed all 65 people on board, state TV reported Monday.
    Polish embassy in Israel daubed with swastikas

    Polish embassy in Israel daubed with swastikas


    Poland's embassy in Tel Aviv was daubed with swastikas on Sunday, a day after Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki caused outrage by claiming Jews were among the perpetrators of the...

    Poland's embassy in Tel Aviv was daubed with swastikas on Sunday, a day after Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki caused outrage by claiming Jews were among the perpetrators of the Holocaust.
    2 Gazans killed in Israeli airstrike

    2 Gazans killed in Israeli airstrike


    Two Palestinians in Gaza were killed Saturday night in Israeli airstrikes after four Israeli soldiers were wounded by an explosive device along the Gaza...

    Two Palestinians in Gaza were killed Saturday night in Israeli airstrikes after four Israeli soldiers were wounded by an explosive device along the Gaza border.
    Macy's hijabs sparks debate among Muslim women

    Macy's hijabs sparks debate among Muslim women


    American department store Macy's sparked a fierce debate on Thursday, when it launched a line of "modest clothing" that featured...

    American department store Macy's sparked a fierce debate on Thursday, when it launched a line of "modest clothing" that featured hijabs.
    Palestinian teen protester appears in Israeli military court

    Palestinian teen protester appears in Israeli military court


    A Palestinian teenage protester who was captured on video punching and kicking a heavily armed Israeli soldier last year made a high profile appearance Tuesday in an Israeli military courtroom packed with activists, human rights lawyers and...

    A Palestinian teenage protester who was captured on video punching and kicking a heavily armed Israeli soldier last year made a high profile appearance Tuesday in an Israeli military courtroom packed with activists, human rights lawyers and journalists.
    After ISIS, Iraq needs $88.2 billion to rebuild

    After ISIS, Iraq needs $88.2 billion to rebuild


    Iraq needs $88.2 billion to rebuild parts of the country in the aftermath of the war against ISIS, according to Iraq's minister of...

    Iraq needs $88.2 billion to rebuild parts of the country in the aftermath of the war against ISIS, according to Iraq's minister of planning.
    The captured ISIS fighters that nobody wants

    The captured ISIS fighters that nobody wants


    What do you do with 400 of the world's most unwanted extremists, held in a territory that isn't technically a state, that doesn't really have the legal means to extradite them, or the resources to jail them...

    What do you do with 400 of the world's most unwanted extremists, held in a territory that isn't technically a state, that doesn't really have the legal means to extradite them, or the resources to jail them indefinitely?
    13 hot reasons to visit Qatar right now

    13 hot reasons to visit Qatar right now


    Qatar connects to 100 different destinations, making it an extremely busy transit...

    Qatar connects to 100 different destinations, making it an extremely busy transit spot.
    Saudi women join the workforce

    Saudi women join the workforce


    Not many women in Saudi Arabia have a day similar to that of Manal Ghazwan and her two...

    Not many women in Saudi Arabia have a day similar to that of Manal Ghazwan and her two colleagues.
    The Middle East you don't see

    The Middle East you don't see


    A group of talented photographers are on a mission to alter perceptions of the Middle...

    A group of talented photographers are on a mission to alter perceptions of the Middle East.
    What makes the Arab world laugh?

    What makes the Arab world laugh?


    Manal Awad and Fadi Al Shehri are two stand-up comedians who are laughing through conflict. CNN meet up with them at the Yas Mall Arab Comedy...

    Manal Awad and Fadi Al Shehri are two stand-up comedians who are laughing through conflict. CNN meet up with them at the Yas Mall Arab Comedy Festival.
    DiCaprio as a Persian poet? Sure, says Maz Jobrani

    DiCaprio as a Persian poet? Sure, says Maz Jobrani


    The Iranian-American comedian calls for more diversity in Hollywood -- something he's also written about in "I'm Not a Terrorist, But I've Played One On...

    The Iranian-American comedian calls for more diversity in Hollywood -- something he's also written about in "I'm Not a Terrorist, But I've Played One On TV."
    UK chose war 'before diplomacy' was exhausted

    UK chose war 'before diplomacy' was exhausted


    CNN's Becky Anderson dissects the findings of the Chilcot report with former U.S. Central Command adviser Ali Khedery and journalist Faisal Al...

    CNN's Becky Anderson dissects the findings of the Chilcot report with former U.S. Central Command adviser Ali Khedery and journalist Faisal Al Yafai.
    Aspiring star killed by ISIS

    Aspiring star killed by ISIS


    Iraq is mourning the death of "Adel Euro" who was killed in a Baghdad suicide blast on Sunday. At least 250 people lost their lives in the same...

    Iraq is mourning the death of "Adel Euro" who was killed in a Baghdad suicide blast on Sunday. At least 250 people lost their lives in the same attack.
    Arabs can't stop talking about this TV show

    Arabs can't stop talking about this TV show


    From terrorism to sectarian divides, "Seflie" is the most-watched television program in Saudi Arabia and tackles tough issues facing the Middle...

    From terrorism to sectarian divides, "Seflie" is the most-watched television program in Saudi Arabia and tackles tough issues facing the Middle East.
    Car bomb attacks hit shopping districts in Baghdad

    Car bomb attacks hit shopping districts in Baghdad


    Twin car bombings in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad have killed more than 120 people. CNN's Ben Wedeman...

    Twin car bombings in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad have killed more than 120 people. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports.
    How one designer uses jewels to convey the beauty of Qatar

    How one designer uses jewels to convey the beauty of Qatar


    Nada Khamis Al-Sulaiti, the Qatari creative director of Hairaat Fine Jewellery, takes inspiration from the natural environment and motifs of her homeland. Watch the video above to find out more about the young designer's...

    Nada Khamis Al-Sulaiti, the Qatari creative director of Hairaat Fine Jewellery, takes inspiration from the natural environment and motifs of her homeland. Watch the video above to find out more about the young designer's practice.