Following a crackdown on the independent press in Morocco, human rights activists face increased repression and extended prison sentences.
As the Syrian war continues, not only are Syrians being denied human rights in Syria, but they are also increasingly denied humanity in other countries, resulting in illegal refoulement.
The two neighbors’ diplomatic relations ceased last summer. But this recent break merely sheds a light on a history of tensions and mistrust.
In light of Iran and Qatar’s recent electricity grid connection, Iran should seek to expand its energy diplomacy and utilize its electricity sector to strengthen economic cooperation and regional security in the Middle East.
In Jordan, environmentalists have transformed a large swath of the Jordan Valley into a lush oasis through collaboration with local communities.
Moqtada al-Sadr, the biggest winner in the recent election, aspires to implement grand changes in Iraq, but reform is easier said than done.
Women empowerment in the Gulf has become a tool of deflection rather than a genuine effort to promote women’s full and equal participation in society.
The Islamic State (ISIS) has morphed into a non-spatial insurgency capable of conquering territorial boundaries.
Although the issue of women is prominent in the artwork of Arab women artists, the freedom that women artists enjoy is limited due to censorship, whether it is self-imposed or institutional.
In a time of intense political and social turmoil, will the recent spate of constitutional amendments encourage democratic reform or will they increase the rift between the people and the state?
Lebanon’s first post-uprising parliamentary polls will likely be marked by an exceptional level of corruption and manipulation – unless a binding international agreement is brokered, allowing Lebanese to vote in relative freedom and security.