The Americans plan to pull out of Syria but they are continuing the fight against so-called Islamic State from a newly-built base just inside the Iraqi border. Nafiseh Kohnavard of BBC Persian gained rare access and tells us about her experiences living alongside the troops.
Image: Nafiseh Kohnavard reporting from Iraq
Iranian Tourists Seeking Traffickers
A visa-free travel agreement between Iran and Serbia meant to boost tourism has been used by thousands of Iranians trying to enter the European Union. BBC Persian's Rana Rahimpour teamed up with BBC Serbian’s Stefan Veselinovic to hear the stories of Iranians in the Serbian capital Belgrade.
Image: Iranian migrant walking down Belgrade street, Serbia.
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In search of snow leopards
There are only around 4000 snow leopards left in the mountains of Central and South Asia. Yulia James of BBC Russian has been to the Altai region of Siberia in search of these elusive animals.
Image: Snow Leopard
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My Country in the News: 2018
Skripal, Khashoggi, and North Korea talks: Olga Ivshina of BBC Russian, Öykü Altuntaş of BBC Turkish and Hwang Su Min, editor of BBC Korean, share their experiences of covering big news stories, as well as the smaller ones that simply raised a smile.
Social media and the news
Social media plays an ever greater role in journalism, so how do you manage it? Hanan Razek of BBC Arabic, Bidhaan Dahir of BBC Somali, and Nathalia Passarinho of BBC Brasil share stories of inspiration and insight, as well as threats and confusion.
Image: presenter David Amanor
Can India Save the Taj Mahal?
What’s happening to the Taj Mahal, India’s most famous building? The beautiful white marble is becoming darker, cracks are appearing, and the foundations are weakening. Salman Ravi of BBC Hindi has been investigating the causes of its decline.
Image: Taj Mahal in Agra, India
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