Arabic artists push the boundaries of graffiti with their calligraphic styles and political messages. A new book published in Germany looks at what makes Arabic street art unique – and just how powerful it can be. Cinnamon Nippard reportsMore
The ancient ruins of Palmyra are remnants of a bygone golden era. For several days now, the ruins have been controlled by the militias of Islamic State. UNESCO has warned that the World Heritage site is now at risk of being destroyed.