Not since 1989 has a whole region undergone democratic revolution, but what are the common denominators in the Arab Spring? Jefferson Chase asked Lebanese lecturer and activist Ziad Majed, and he gave some surprising answersMore
The Hagia Sophia in Istanbul has become a bone of contention. Since it was secularised in 1935, it has been a museum. Now Turkish nationalists want to turn it back into a mosque - while the Patriarch of Constantinople wants to use it as a church again. A photo essay by Klaus Dahmann.