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.
Despite a number of challenges, many Syrian refugees find Turkey offers much more than Europe does.
While Jordan offers comparatively favorable labor laws for the region, many migrant workers remain legally and economically vulnerable.
As the self-proclaimed Islamic State retreats further north in Iraq, they have left behind a wake of damage and destruction and a population facing hunger and the cold Iraqi winter.
The flow of migrants to Europe has increased dramatically over the past year even as their trips become more dangerous.
This year’s unprecedented Jerusalem pride parade was a political movement uniting diverse minority groups against violence rather than a celebration of selective freedoms.
Months of planning and Russian air support led to a final, successful battle to recapture Palmyra by Syrian regime forces that has helped boost their morale.
Military and police forces are gradually regaining strength in Benghazi after two years of frequent assassinations.
The flow of smuggled goods and people along Libya’s southern border illustrates the lawlessness and insecurity across that stretch of land.
Amid shortages of workers and resources, Benghazi hospitals have to rely on volunteers.
The fighting in Benghazi has ravaged its infrastructure, including schools, leaving 50 percent of the city’s children unable to resume their education.
Amid the violence of the fight for Aleppo, local residents have come up with makeshift methods of survival and resistance.
African migrants making their way to Europe are caught in Libya in a humanitarian crisis of insufficient aid and worsening detention conditions.
Strong shared institutions unite Egypt’s Armenians and preserve the shrinking minority’s identity.
The central government determines and implements urban projects, giving Egyptians little input on revamping the country’s inadequate metro and bus network.
The Israeli blockade, along with donor fatigue and the prospect of continued conflict, has prevented reconstruction efforts in Gaza.
After several setbacks outside of Damascus, Assad’s regime has turned to fighting terrorists operating near or inside Yarmouk refugee camp, while its residents are trapped between the two assaults.
Amid censorship and bureaucratic obstacles, Egypt’s independent filmmakers endeavor to produce art that impacts public consciousness.
Although Tripoli appears calm, graffiti covering much of the city’s walls hints at the political divisions simmering beneath the surface in Libya’s capital.
The inability of the Lebanese state to figure out where Arsal stands has made public and state perceptions increasingly hostile toward the town.