A family catches Mardi Gras beads during the Krewe of Thoth parade down St. Charles Avenue in 2000.
Each Mardi Gras, 25 million pounds of beads hit the streets of New Orleans. One researcher went to the Chinese factories that make them – and spoke to the workers who believe the beads will be given to royalty.
Iraqi forces patrol the Mosul-Baghdad road.
A victory in its second-biggest city would be a spectacular turnaround, but the country still has years or even decades of rebuilding ahead of it.
Director Asghar Farhadi wins the award for best screenplay at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.
Their critiques may be more gentle, their attacks more circumspect – but they are resonant nonetheless. And when filmmakers like Farhadi confront Trump, they're on familiar turf: They've seen his type back home.
In leaving open the option of a single-state solution, Donald Trump recently broke with two decades of international diplomacy.
What would single and two-state solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian question look like?
Getting on with it.
Could the Iraqi army's banner offensive against IS tear it apart?
Settling well in Australia often takes time for people from migrant backgrounds.
Labour force data actually shows that, after an initial period of relatively high unemployment, employment rates among migrant communities eventually reach parity with the rest of the population.
Hezbollah supporters in Lebanon protest against the war in Yemen in October 2016.
Gulf countries have a history of using migrants' rights as a tool in their geopolitical strategy.
Syrian children remove rubble Aleppo, Syria.
AP Photo/Hassan Ammar
This roundup from our archives explains some of the major conflicts unfolding in the seven countries singled out by Trump's executive order.
Donald Trump’s justification for a temporary ban on refugees is to improve US security measures.
The US resettlement program has long had strong bipartisan support. It is also critical to global resettlement efforts: the US takes in by far the most resettled refugees of any country.
Successive Israeli governments have relied on a false distinction to get away with discriminatory, oppressive policies.
More than five years into a catastrophic, multi-sided war of attrition, a new order for Syria is coming into view.
The lyrical beauty of Arabic inspired many poets, writers.
Land Rover MENA
The teaching of Islam is often limited to its religious practice. How Christians, Jews and Muslims borrowed freely from each other in the realm of art, music, and literature is seldom discussed.
Hard feelings in Tehran.
What the Obama administration achieved with Iran deserves great credit. But can it endure?
As one of the world's messiest conflicts, the war in Yemen seems to defy any political resolution.
Reuters/James Lawler Duggan
As in comedy, timing can be vital in politics too. To say outgoing Secretary of State John Kerry’s criticism of Israel is a bit late is putting it mildly. No matter how valid some of Kerry’s belated observations…
Mosul is one of many war-torn cities in the middle East.
In the Middle East, there will be no easy choices for the incoming Trump administration - and a wild ride is likely to continue.
Initially heralded as the beginning of the end for IS, the effort to take back Iraq's second city is flailing.
Before regime forces reclaimed east Aleppo, it was the last major civilian centre still controlled by the insurgency.
The Assad regime's takeover of Aleppo is a major strategic and psychological blow for the Syrian opposition.
A vendor sells newspapers with the Arabic headline ‘Trump era’ in Cairo, Egypt on Nov. 10, 2016.
AP Photo/Amr Nabil
Could the president-elect and his secretary of state nominee Rex Tillerson adopt useful policies in the Middle East? A scholar sees some hopeful possibilities.
Donald Trump promised during his campaign to renegotiate parts of the Iranian nuclear deal.
The repercussions should Donald Trump withdraw from the Iran nuclear agreement, are detrimental to Iran’s economy, regional stability and US dealings with Europe and Russia.