On this week's show: A Ramadan return to Cairo in another year of upheaval, the Lebanese flashpoint of Syria's civil war, and Bhutan votes for contentedness over cash. Palestinian cave-dwellers in the firing zone, and - 50 years after the arrests that led to the Rivonia Trial - we hear from one of the men convicted along with South Africa's Nelson Mandela.
Produced by Nancy Isenson, Kate Laycock, Mark Hallam and Erhard Bürger.
Journalist Maeve Francis lived in Cairo last year, spending much of the holy month of fasting and feasting with friends from the Muslim Brotherhood. One year later, with the organization ousted from power by the military, Maeve felt compelled to return and see Egypt's latest changes first hand.
Interview: Mark Hallam and Kate Laycock
Lebanon's second city, Tripoli, is on the border with Syria. The city and its aptly-named "Syria Street" have become the focal points of the Syrian civil war's spillover into Lebanon. We take you for a ride on Syria Street, thankfully dodging the snipers.
Reese Erlich traveled to Lebanon on assignment for GlobalPost special projects. www.globalpost.com
You've surely heard of GDP - gross domestic product - and are aware of the economic impacts on most elections. But what about GNH? That stands for Gross National Happiness - and it's top of everyone's political manifesto on election weekend in Bhutan.
Report: Aletta Andre
Aboubakr Jamai, the current Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow at the Robert Bosch Foundation in Berlin, made his name as a journalist and publisher in Morocco. So much so, in fact, that he was put out of business by the king! Yet he still harbors hope, and told us why.
Interview: Kate Laycock
The village of Jinba is home to a group of Palestinian farmers. It's also part of the Israeli military's "918 Firing Zone," where the army carries out drills in the Occupied West Bank. Residents were already forced to leave their homes once, but returned on a reprieve - now their village is again threatened with demolition.
Report: Marijke Peters
Meet Denis Goldberg: one of the men tried in South Africa's legendary Rivonia Trial. Fifty years after Goldberg was arrested along with other ANC members, most notably Nelson Mandela, we hear the story of a white civil engineer who put his life on the line fighting Apartheid.
Report: Ashley Byrne