The ultra-nationalist Golden Dawn party came to power amid the economic crisis, fueling divisions that now threaten to tear Greece apart.
Families in the Iraqi city of Najaf struggle to cope with a post-war epidemic of birth defects.
Syrians fleeing the bloodshed face hunger and hopelessness in Jordan's al-Zaatari Refugee camp.
Bomb blasts may still haunt Baghdad, but Iraqi citizens find unique ways of coping with the struggles of daily life.
Amid a spate of violent attacks, Kirkuk has become a symbol for Iraq's most intractable problems — the debate over who should control Iraq's oil riches and the conflict among its major ethnic groups.
More than half of Afghan boys and girls suffer irreversible physical harm because they don't get enough nutrition in first two years of life. There are fears the problem could get worse following the withdrawal of NATO combat forces. Lucy Kafanov investigates the plight of Afghanistan's malnourished children.
Across Afghanistan, hospitals are reporting an increase in civilian casualties. The Emergency Hospital in Kabul is on the frontline of trauma care in Afghanistan. Lucy Kafanov reports.