How did three Danes end up being tortured in Lebanon?
At 15 Omar went to Guantanamo. Here's his story
Traditional Levantine sounds fused with music from a new generation inspired by rock and hip-hop.
27 Aug 2011 10:18 GMT | Arts & Culture, Armenia, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco
"Maritime art is our culture, we must protect it, continue practicing it and pass it on to the coming generations."
24 Aug 2011 10:54 GMT | Arts & Culture, Kuwait
"The oud is my soul, I can't explain it. There is a very close relationship between me and the oud."
24 Aug 2011 10:51 GMT | Arts & Culture, US & Canada, Algeria, Bahrain, Iraq
"We came up with a lovely mixture of our personalities."
Next Music Station | 24 Aug 2011 10:31 GMT | Arts & Culture, Bahrain, Kuwait
"When our people used to go to the military, they used to sing Hujeini style as they rode their camels."
Next Music Station | 24 Aug 2011 10:20 GMT | Human Rights, Arts & Culture
"In the Gulf, our problem is that we are restricted with the traditions of a very conservative society."
Next Music Station | 24 Aug 2011 10:03 GMT | Human Rights, Arts & Culture, Kuwait
"Bahrain is an open country and full of various styles of music taken from heritage and developed by many artists."
Next Music Station | 24 Aug 2011 09:58 GMT | Business & Economy, Arts & Culture, Bahrain
"I like Jazz music, I like classic and Nahma. That is where I find my soul."
Next Music Station | 23 Aug 2011 14:31 GMT | Arts & Culture, Bahrain
"The oud is the 'weapon' through which we can show our capabilities as Arab musicians in the West."
Next Music Station | 23 Aug 2011 14:29 GMT | Arts & Culture, Kuwait
Music inspired by the motion of the sea - from fishermen's melodies to Bedouin desert songs.
Next Music Station | 23 Aug 2011 14:08 GMT | Arts & Culture, Bahrain, Kuwait, Morocco
We meet the 'godfathers' of Moroccan music in the coastal city of Casablanca.
Next Music Station | 21 Aug 2011 11:43 GMT | Arts & Culture, Lebanon, Morocco
After decades of tension and hostility between the two nations, has change finally come to US-Cuba relations?
As the Baku games close, we examine the challenges facing journalists; plus, Angola, Portugal and 'reverse colonialism'.
Media, Europe, Azerbaijan
How Brazil's football legend turned every Corinthians' match into a political meeting for democracy.
Politics, Football, Latin America
The ICC chief prosecutor discusses Sudan's president escaping justice in South Africa and alleged war crimes in Gaza.
Politics, ICC, South Africa