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Reviving the North Aral Sea

A decade after Kazakhstan completed a dam, fish are returning to the northern reaches of the inland sea that became a global icon of environmental collapse. 
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Reviving the North Aral Sea

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Fashioning a Dialogue

Born in a refugee camp in Kenya, 19-year-old Somali-American designer Sahro Hassan has won awards as well as acclaim in her hometown of Lewiston, Maine, for “modest fashion” that can appeal to Muslim and non-Muslim women alike. 

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Fashioning a Dialogue

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A Legation Turns to Education

Strategic and even glamorous at times over 196 years, the American Legation in Tangier, Morocco, is today a neighborhood cultural center where young and old improve reading and writing and learn new skills.

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A Legation Turns to Education

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King of the River of Giants

What do you do after you discover a dinosaur that swam, clawed and chomped its way to the top of the Cretaceous food chain? Paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim wants to display it where he found it—in Morocco. 

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King of the River of Giants

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Now Playing: Jordan Credit: Nadine Toukan

A decade ago, Nadine Toukan led Jordan’s Royal Film Commission and founded a workshop that launched a generation of  Arab and especially Jordanian filmmakers. Often credited on screen as a producer, she likes to think of herself as “a connector.”

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Now Playing: Jordan Credit: Nadine Toukan

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Travelers of Al-Andalus, Part V: Ibn Hazm’s Journeys of Exile and Love

Socially acerbic, survivor of 11th-century politics that drove him from three homes, Ibn Hazm wrote prolifically on many subjects, but he is remembered most of all for his bittersweet classic, Tawq al-Hamama, or The Ring of the Dove.

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Travelers of Al-Andalus, Part V: Ibn Hazm’s Journeys of Exile and Love

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