By day, he's in charge of a small mosque in a village in southeastern Turkey. By night, Ahmet Tuzer becomes the lead singer in the band FiRock, which mixes Sufi mysticism and psychedelic rock.
Already at war for more almost three years, Syria is facing another scourge. At least a dozen cases of polio have been confirmed so far, and experts fear the childhood disease could quickly engulf the entire country and spread beyond its borders.
A typical adult education program can take years for those who dropped out of high school. But a model that started in Washington state shortens that time and uses a combination of team teaching, internships and extra support to boost student skills and get them into the workforce.
If you wander through the streets of Tehran, you might find that faux McDonald's, or maybe a Pizza Hat. The rise of the "fake franchise" caught the attention of Iranian-American Holly Dagres, a Middle East analyst and commentator, who says some of these eateries "look like the real deal."
Many health plans being offered on the New York State insurance marketplace do not include some of New York City's biggest hospitals in their networks. And across the state, many doctors say they are not yet participating in exchange plans at all.