As violence, poverty and corruption seem to be on the rise, Iraqis find it hard to relate to campaigning politicians.
Sattar Sa'ad from Iraq was named the winner of "The Voice" during a live broadcast on Saudi-owned MBC TV from Beirut.
The summit was the first since Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain withdrew their ambassadors from Qatar.
Checkposts are a fact of life in the city, and as long as they are, they will be run by the rules Iraqi forces see fit.
As Abbas holds talks in US, a nine-month deadline for a draft framework, set in July last year, is close to running out.
The Ayyad family is determined to get back its property, which lies on the route of Israel's separation barrier.
African men are fleeing for Europe via Ceuta, the Spanish enclave in North Africa.
Ultra-Orthodox Jews take to the streets to demonstrate against plans to make them serve in the military.
Oscar-nominated film listed as Palestine as its country of origin for the first time.
Palestinians remember the day when an Israeli gunman opened fire at praying Muslims, killing 29 and injuring hundreds.
The three-year anniversary of Morocco's February 20 movement failed to unite the nation.