The Syrian conflict has seen many artists move to Beirut, using the capital to strengthen the artistic link between the two countries, a phenomenon explored by "Moussem Cities: Damascus starts in Beirut."
This was the first summer since 2011 without the sound of fighting in the Syrian capital, Damascus. Risks of being hit by bullets or shellfire have now ended after the Syrian Government retook the cities surrounding the capital in Spring.
Cairo - Egyptian puppeteer, Mohamed Fawzi Bakkar's passion is not about pulling strings: he connects with his creations and hopes to bring the traditional art back to the fore. He draws inspiration from average Egyptians as well as famous celebrities.
In Morocco, a law on violence against women was passed in February 2018. While this move is a good start, activists say that it hasn't gone far enough to protect women from sexual harassment. As a result some activists have launched individual initiatives to try and help victims of sexual harassment.