In-depth: The identification of the Taksim bombing attacker as a Syrian national has exacerbated anti-refugee sentiment in Turkey, as politicians and influential media figures call for their immediate deportation.
In-depth: Footballers who can play for multiple countries often face a complex decision - one typically guided by family ties and emotion on one side, and careful professional calculation on the other.
In-depth: The Iranian team's symbolic show of solidarity with anti-government demonstrators by not singing the national anthem comes amid a frenetic build-up to the World Cup overshadowed by ongoing national protests.
Israel's official pavilion at COP27 is replete with initiatives and high-tech solutions to fight climate change in the region. But one of the organisations chosen to represent its climate agenda caused a backlash due to links to illegal settlements.
In-depth: Some Western media have been escalating and amplifying criticism of Qatar in the run-up to the World Cup, which kicks off in a few days, but despite Qatari efforts to enact significant changes, this has not been acknowledged, Qataris say
In-depth: The new legislation decreed by Kais Saied eliminating the principle of gender parity has come under fire from women's rights advocates in Tunisia who fear the next parliament may be led almost exclusively by men.
In-depth: With COP27 on African soil, a continent bearing the brunt of a crisis it didn't cause, African activists were hoping to have their calls for climate justice centred, but have been silenced and shut out.