Bahrain has seen a recent reinvigoration of the citizenship equality campaign, led by both young and old feminist activists. With citizenship discrimination now being a popular topic in public discourse, there could potentially be a shift in social advocacy in Bahrain altogether.
Over the past few years, Ragaa and her husband were hardly able to provide for their four children on their meagre income, but when COVID-19 struck, it deprived them of their barely tolerable existence and pushed them over the edge.
Amidst public cries to boycott the upcoming Iraqi parliamentary elections and to reform the political landscape of the country, Iranian-backed militias are mobilizing forces and preparing to assume power, while the Sadrists hope to play kingmaker.
As her business struggled to stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic, she was forced to sell her jewelry and furniture to survive. Her world was utterly shattered, however, when the virus claimed her father’s life. Nadia, the stricken daughter of a priest, tells her story.
Dividing electoral districts along tribal lines will be a key test for Qatar and the rest of the Gulf states.
Mauritanian female couscousiéres are struggling to brave the economic challenges forced upon them by Covid-19 containment measures. Below is a glimpse of the suffering endured by female breadwinners who work in this informal sector of the economy.
The U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan poses a security challenge to some Middle Eastern countries, especially the Gulf states, which prompted them to take measures to protect their interests. However, this withdrawal constitutes an opportunity for other Arab regimes such as Jordan to tighten their grip on their opponents.
“The Blue City Crisis” is a documentary detailing how Covid-19 hijacked the tourism industry in Chefchaouen, the most picturesque city in Morocco.
Creative writing fosters its own distinct climate and environment. The more localized the writing is, the more it acquires a certain specificity, but at the same time, it is also able to transcend borders and countries and turn into one global, shared language. The literature of Jokha Alharthi is a pertinent example of this.
While diversionary conflict is necessary in some cases to maintain stability in the face of domestic upheaval, in Iran’s case, a “diversionary peace” is a more likely solution.
Yemen’s peace process is (hopefully) just beginning—here’s what the international community can do to help.