Saudi Arabia’s Mission to Correct “Distorted Narrative”

By Bill Law

The virtual G20 Leaders’ Summit hosted by Saudi Arabia this past weekend was intended to be a moment of triumph for Riyadh and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. It was the first time an Arab state has hosted the gathering, which represented a golden opportunity to flaunt on the global stage the many changes the kingdom has undergone in a very short period of time...

Talking About FGM: How a Novel Made Me Braver

By Farzana Doctor

For an entire year before my novel’s publication date, I braced myself. I’ve never felt this way about a new novel’s birth. But “Seven” — about Sharifa, a 40-year-old woman who returns to India on a marriage-saving trip to research a revered ancestor — was different. Folded into her story is a taboo subject that makes everyone queasy: female genital cutting. Shattering the Silence on Female...

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The 2020 US Election Explained

The 2020 US Election Explained

By Atul Singh

With elections due on November 3, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has busted a plot against Michigan Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer. An armed militia allegedly planned to abduct and overthrow her. Whitmer had ordered stringent lockdown measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus that many Michiganders opposed and that...

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The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is now in its 72nd year. Israel has been given renewed impetus after agreeing to the Abraham Accords with the United Arab Emirates on August 13, when the two states announced the normalization of diplomatic relations. Bahrain soon followed in Abu Dhabi’s footsteps. Now, along with Sudan, there are five Arab countries that recognize Israel, and there are rumors that others...

By Kourosh Ziabari & Richard Seaford