In a Gaza City neighborhood that saw some of the fiercest fighting in last summer's war, a children's center teaches free thinking, life skills, and ethics.
Iran's largest salt lake has shrunk by 90 percent over the last decade, one of many endangered water resources. Iran is belatedly adopting modern drip irrigation. Mar 22 is International Water Day.
Fadel Shaker's about-face stands as a symbol of a wider crisis facing jihadist groups in Syria. Dozens of Saudis and more than 100 Jordanians have reportedly defected as well.