In July, a group of 37 countries, including all six Gulf Cooperation Council member states, expressed support for China's policies in Xinjiang. The following month, Qatar became the first Arab country to remove its name from the list of countries supporting Beijing's treatment of Uighur Muslims.
In 2019, Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar launched his campaign to take control of Tripoli. Backing from the Wagner Group, plus Russian snipers and anti-tank missiles, appear to be helping Haftar’s self-styled Libyan National Army achieve this goal.
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability need to be strategic in order to benefit firms and society, says C.B. Bhattacharya, author of “Small Actions, Big Difference.”
Since the 2013 coup in Egypt, Cairo has consistently supported Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. In October 2019, after Turkey launched Operation Peace Spring in northeast Syria, Egypt became more supportive of the government in Damascus.
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.