Destroyed during the battles between ISIS and the SDF in 2017, the iconic Old Bridge of Raqqa is being rebuilt. The bridge has already been opened to foot traffic, easing the lives of thousands who were forced to rely on expensive and unsafe ferries.
When a ferry capsized in Mosul last Friday, Mohammed dived into the water to rescue people. After saving eight people Mohammed died of exhaustion trying to rescue a ninth person. His family, friends and city have labelled him a hero.
Hundreds of refugees from various African countries are fleeing their countries and using Libya as a transit point into Europe. Recently the UNHCR released over 260 refugees from the detention centres to be taken to Niger. In the meantime, the agency intends to find them permanent homes.
Tima Kurdi, aunt of Alan Kurdi, the Syrian toddler whose body washed up lying face down on a beach in Turkey, tells her family’s painful story. Tima is currently going on publicity tours across Canada to sell her book which discusses her family's escape from Syria.
While most graffiti during the golden age of graffiti art in Egypt (2011-13) carried political slogans, the graffiti in the country's post-revolutionary phase, developed a satirical quality and plays a prominent role in political criticism. Graffiti is also making its way indoors into art gallery's throughout Cairo.