Shams Al-Shakarchi is a British-Iraqi journalist at The New Arab, with an interest in Iraq and women's rights.
It was a night of firsts for gender, race and religion, and a huge leap towards female and Muslim representation at the highest levels of US politics.
The New Arab Meets: Sudanese-Australian author, engineer and social justice advocate Yassmin Abdel-Magied on rebuilding her life in London.
Among children's cheeky grins and uplifting family tales are stories of unpursued dreams and heartbreaking poverty.
Using starvation as a weapon of war has become a 'new normal' in conflict, says Save the Children, with more hundreds of thousands of children likely to die this year.
Archaeologists defied warnings of 'the curse' that would be unleashed if the 2,000-year-old tomb was cracked open.
The Qaimaqchi brothers captured the beginning of modern Iraq through painting, sculpture and photography.
Iran's Supreme Leader made a subtle dig at Trump's credibility in the week the US withdrew from the nuclear deal.
Blog: Social media users shared grave warnings over Trump's departure from the Iran deal.
With a condescending lesson on the US constitution, Republican senators warned Iran about entering into a deal with Obama which his successor could undo 'with a stroke of a pen'.
Palestinian resistance through culture and creativity is being celebrated at the first museum of its kind in the US.