After seizing power in August 2021, the Taliban banned girls' secondary schools, leaving thousands of female teachers jobless. Ex-teachers are now forced to beg to make ends meet, or send their children to collect rubbish, as their options dwindle.
Political mass rallies are always a major element of the electoral campaign trail in Turkey, and in recent weeks multiple mass gatherings have been organised across the country by the rival blocs as they seek to galvanise their support bases.
A car bombing on Wednesday in Damascus has injured five in a rare attack in the Syrian capital. Meanwhile, in the southern province of Daraa, violence attacks by unidentified gunmen are becoming more frequent in a region wracked with instability.
As violence has engulfed the Sudanese capital Khartoum alongside its neighbouring cities Khartoum Bahri and Omdurman, Sudanese expatriate workers in Qatar feel helpless as they watch from afar, even as they scramble to get their families to safety.
Joyful family reunions will happen across northeast Syria this Eid as relations who have been estranged from each other for years are able to get together as northeast Syria has been allowing Syrian refugees with European residency to enter.
This Ramadan, Damascenes are constricted in the dishes they can prepare by the rampant inflation and price hikes which have hit the whole country. Traditional Ramadan dishes like Shakriya and Shishbarak have been ditched as the cost of meat soars.
In Iraq, the season for truffles runs from mid-January to mid-April and the country is currently experiencing a bumper crop, leading Iraqis to travel in their droves to the hills and valleys to dig for the tasty and nutritious edible fungi.