The unfolding tragedy in the Iraqi city of Fallujah seems to have slipped off the international radar screen, as the focus of the global community drifts from Syria to Kiev and back again. The humanitarian situation in Fallujah is dire.
Iran is at a major crossroad. There is a growing middleclass, which is educated and wealthy, but also allergic to religion. Islam has become a hate-word for many, representing repression, lack of freedom and imposition of anti-modern values.
The tide of persecution in Iran is rising. In a fresh wave of attacks against the Bahá'í community - Iran's largest religious minority - three women were arrested on spurious charges of activity against national security following terrifying raids on 16 homes in the city of Rasht.