A shocking case in Sudan has returned the anachronistic charge of "apostasy" to the front pages.
Attacks by a government-linked militia leader destroyed 88 percent of buildings in the town of Abu Jeradil.
The bugs could devastate crops and threaten food security from Morocco to Saudi Arabia.
Climate change in Ethiopia and South Sudan is making coffee rarer and more expensive.
Some analysts suggest the alleged Israeli was a "message" to Tehran – or Washington.