Castro's dream for Cuba's artists
Ancient Peruvian technology to fix a water crisis
Iraq aims to remove all remaining landmines by 2018, but new explosives laid by ISIL fighters have stymied progress.
20 Feb 2015 13:03 GMT | War & Conflict, Human Rights, Middle East, Iraq, ISIL
Despite the YPG's commitment to demobilise underage fighters, many have still found their way into combat.
13 Dec 2014 11:21 GMT | War & Conflict, Syria, Middle East, ISIL
Inoculation campaigns have faced massive challenges amid the country's plummeting security situation.
23 Nov 2014 10:40 GMT | Health, Syria, Middle East
Despite a lack of safety gear and medical training, injured fighters are determined to return to the front lines.
Sophie Cousins | 04 Nov 2014 08:19 GMT | War & Conflict, Middle East, Kurds, ISIL
Lebanese campaign to save water amid a shortage is unlikely to work without government regulation, experts say.
Sophie Cousins | 24 Aug 2014 07:49 GMT | Environment, Lebanon, Syria, Middle East
Iraqi families have sought shelter at a refugee camp near the country's Kurdish region, after fleeing major violence.
Sophie Cousins | 06 Aug 2014 09:20 GMT | War & Conflict, Humanitarian crises, Middle East, Iraq, ISIL
Wounded Iraqi civilians have flocked to hospitals under fire from Islamic State fighters and government forces.
Sophie Cousins | 04 Aug 2014 08:00 GMT | Humanitarian crises, War & Conflict, Middle East, Iraq, ISIL
The group's takeover of farms in Qaraqosh, 30km from Mosul, has caused fear among residents, and a jump in food prices.
Sophie Cousins | 29 Jul 2014 08:18 GMT | Humanitarian crises, War & Conflict, Iraq, Middle East, ISIL
Stations based in Turkey provide Syrians with the latest news.
Sophie Cousins | 07 Apr 2014 08:12 GMT | Arts & Culture, US & Canada, France, Syria, Turkey
Skype and other communication tools are crucial for Syrian refugees to keep in touch with family inside the country.
Sophie Cousins | 16 Mar 2014 07:46 GMT | Science & Technology
Activists worry of a medical "brain drain" as thousands of doctors escape the violence wracking the country.
Sophie Cousins | 28 Feb 2014 15:16 GMT | Politics, Health, US & Canada, Egypt, Jordan
People & Power investigates how a match-fixer and his syndicate corrupted global football.
Sport, Football, Corruption
How Japan is using high tech factories to grow vegetables indoors.
Environment, Science & Technology, Food
A look at the country's changing media landscape and what it means for journalism in Cuba.
Media, Cuba, Fidel Castro
Can Kazakhstan become a world power and tourism hotspot despite its poor human rights record and steep prices?
Human Rights, Kazakhstan, Asia