Stories about Middle East & North Africa from May, 2016
The story is so absurd that it seems funny, at first glance. But the Iranian state's problems with Kim Kardashian are no laughing matter.
"With every departure there is a return. Even when weak and ill we must stand and smile. We must go on..." writes Hossein Ronaghi-Maleki.
On May 3, just in time for World Press Freedom Day, Iranian cartoonist Atena Farghadani was released from Evin Prison.