Three months into General Khalifa Haftar’s westward offensive, militias aligned with the UN-recognized Government of National Accord have slowed down the Libyan National Army’s advance on Tripoli.
The Islamic Republic of Iran has invested heavily in Lebanon’s Hezbollah for many years. Considered the world’s most powerful non-state actor, Hezbollah has played a key role in Tehran’s foreign policy in the Arab region.
Rasika Dugal, an Indian actress, reads out 19-year-old Fatema's story of how she underwent female genital cutting as a child.
Northern Yemen has become one of the latest theaters where tensions stemming from the Gulf crisis have reignited. In October, Yemen‘s UN-recognized government condemned Qatar for allegedly financing Houthi-produced textbooks that foment sectarianism.
A common assumption is that Bahrain’s foreign policy is mostly shaped by its close relationship with Saudi Arabia. Yet the UAE also heavily influences Manama's position on regional challenges, best demonstrated by Bahrain’s approach to Syria-related issues.
In this powerful story, Mariya Taher speaks candidly about her experience as a survivor of “vacation cutting” — female genital cutting done when US-born children are taken out of the country to visit family members in parts of the world where the procedure is not yet illegal.
Since 2011, geopolitical influence in the Middle East has shifted toward wealthy Gulf states. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar's ambitious foreign policy agendas have shaped the region, as has the division between them.
A widespread belief in Iraq is that the post-Baathist system has failed the country. Many Iraqis accuse their leaders of pillaging the nation’s wealth while providing poor services to citizens.
The fourth debate for the Democratic presidential primaries took place on October 15. In this video by The Washington Post, the facts behind the claims made candidates are explained.
The Aramco attacks of September 14 did much to expose Saudi Arabia's vulnerabilities. Yet long-term repercussions of the devastating attacks — both for the greater Middle East and the oil market — are yet to be realized.
Despite the conflict ending 20 years ago, the effects of the Kosovo War live on today. In Kosovo, there are still some Albanians and Serbs who never mix. In this video, the BBC tells the story of two young people who meet for the first time.