An Iraqi artisan has brought a 5000-year-old board game back to life.
The US sanctions on Iran will have a great impact on several European economies.
Druze look forward to reuniting with families after the Golan crossing reopens after three years.
Trade in cheap, illegal copies of literary works is booming in Morocco.
A lauded Afghan refugee drama is set to win top prize at Asia's premier film festival, and has been tipped for an Oscar.
Tripoli residents hope for an easier future after as Libya's new unity government begins work.
A Yemeni scud missile fired at a Saudi city hosting a major airbase was intercepted by Saudi Arabia's Patriot air defence system on Monday.
The spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemeni rebels said 376 civilians were killed or wounded by rebels in Saudi border regions since the military operation began last March.
The US and allies have vowed to crush Islamic State group, while Russia announced peace talks would begin soon.
Suspected terrorist bomb attacks and shootings kill at least three in the Indonesian capital Jakarta.