Susannah George is a freelance reporter based in Beirut.
Driton Maliqi was studying for his PhD in political science when the migrant crisis exploded. Now he's volunteering 24/7 to help them get through Macedonia.
In Iraq, after ISIS, re-baptisms take hold.
As ISIS overran Iraq's Yazidi heartland in August 2014, the group kidnapped thousands of women and girls, forcing them to convert to Islam. In years past, they would have been forever shunned from Yazidi society. But now, the community and its faith are creating new ways to reintegrate the women.
After ISIS seized control of Mosul this past summer, it's become much more dangerous for Iraqis to travel between cities. But some taxi drivers continue to drive the dangerous Baghdad-to-Erbil road because they say "it's their job."
While many in Iraq's north are happy that the Kurdish militias are taking territory back from ISIS, Iraq's Arabs in the north are also afraid about what it will mean for them. Some Kurdish Peshmerga fighters these days are declaring an end to cooperation with Arabs.
The conflict in Tripoli, Lebanon's second city, looks like it may be lessening, but there's still work to do.
Just a few months ago, Erbil — the de-facto capital of Iraq’s northern Kurdish region — was riding high on an economic oil and gas boom. That all came to a halt when ISIS militants took over nearby Mosul. Now those half-finished buildings are home to displaced Iraqi families.
Fighters from ISIS, the militant Islamist group in Iraq and Syria, have taken over large parts of Iraq and threaten many others. Most ordinary Iraqis can't do much to stop them, but they can turn to a new show called "State of Myths" that mocks the group.
Figures suggest that thousands of Iraqi women from the minority Yazidi sect are being subjected to rape, forced conversions and forced marriages by the militant group ISIS. But even those who have escaped the violence have uncertain futures.
Once a week, when night falls in Baghdad, young men get together to drive fast cars and do stunts. The sport is called drifting, and it’s helping some Iraqis forget about the harsh realities of their country's battle with ISIS.