This Syrian baby lost his eye to war. Now people are covering their eyes in solidarity

(CNN)Karim Abdel Rahman — a Syrian infant who lost his left eye two months ago in an artillery attack — has become a symbol of the carnage and the humanitarian crisis in the Damascus suburb […]

Belgium expected to appoint female Saudi ambassador

(CNN)Belgium is likely to be the first country to send a female ambassador to Saudi Arabia, according to Belgian state broadcaster VRT, in a move that chimes with the kingdom’s recent liberalizing moves. Belgium was […]

Zahra Lari, the first professional figure skater to compete internationally wearing a headscarf

Dubai (CNN)The United Arab Emirates (UAE), a Persian Gulf state where temperatures soar as high as 48 degree Celsius (118.4 Fahrenheit) during summer, is famous for hosting the Formula 1, The Dubai World Cup horse […]

Olympic weightlifter auctions his gold medal for Iran quake victims

(CNN)Iran’s Olympic weightlifting champion Kianoush Rostami has put his gold medal up for auction to raise money for the victims of Sunday’s earthquake which left at least 452 people dead in Iran and Iraq. “I […]

With bricks — not metal — Palestinians rebuild school demolished by Israel

Jub El-Thib (CNN)Weeks after Israel toppled several Palestinian schools in the West Bank, some students are back in the classroom after a group of activists reconstructed one of the buildings under the cover of darkness. […]