Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on Oct. 5, 2017.
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When it comes to foreign policy, Saudi Arabia has recently become far more aggressive. A historian of the modern Middle East sees three possible causes for the shift.
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The guided-missile destroyer USS Mason in the Suez Canal on Oct. 20, 2016, days after missiles were aimed at it from rebel-held areas of Yemen.
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Ship attacks near Yemen last October have implications for missile defence from the Atlantic to the Pacific, from Romania to Japan.
An Egyptian farmer tries to irrigate his land with water from a well.
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At present, the Middle East and North African region contains 7% of the world's population but only has access to 1.5% of its renewable freshwater supply through rainfall.
The international law on arms transfers is clear: suppliers are at least partly accountable for recipients' human rights violations.
A brother and sister take shelter from aerial attacks in the rebel-held territory of the Nuba Mountains in South Kordofan.
The world has turned its back on the Nuba people of Sudan. Despite the critical need for food, none of the organisations involved in helping people in dire need have attempted to deliver aid to them.
An anti-U.S. protest in Yemen during Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia.
Congress is trying to curb the president's ties to human rights abusers, harkening back to landmark legislation of the 1970s.
Already one of the world's most urgent humanitarian disasters, the situation in Yemen is only getting worse.
Rules imposed after the 9/11 attacks can obstruct aid to Somalia’s internally displaced people.
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Rules imposed after 9/11 and still on the books are getting in the way of delivering aid to conflict zones. In countries like Yemen and Syria, it could mean the difference between life and death.
Sorting bags of food dropped by air from a World Food Programme plane in Padeah, South Sudan, March 1, 2017.
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At a time when poverty and hunger levels are declining around the world, famine is recurring, driven by conflicts and natural disasters. But timely action by governments and aid groups can save lives.
Men watch the TV news in Baghdad, Iraq, on March 6, 2017.
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The revised ban allows entry to citizens of Iraq, but continues to block citizens of six other Muslim majority nations.
Children sit at a makeshift camp for internally displaced people in Houdhieda, Yemen.
In Yemen, the civil conflict will likely drag on in a stalemate between the Houthi movement in the north and the Hadi government…
Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir will likely intensify the Washington charm offensive and continue to stress Saudi Arabia’s indispensability to regional security and terrorism matters.
This year will continue to be a period of great uncertainty in Saudi Arabia. After a deterioration of relations with the United States under President Obama, the kingdom will be focused on strengthening…
Mangroves are superheroes on both land and sea, storing carbon and providing protection for coasts.
A squadron of UAE Mirage fighter planes such as this one at the Dubai Airshow are stationed in Eritrea for Yemeni operations.
The growing Arab military, political and religious influence is only the latest example of an external force taking hold in the Horn of Africa.
MQ Predator unmanned aircraft, the kind of drone used for targeted killings by the US army.
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Targeted killing – the killing of specific individuals usually performed by drones – is a globally expanding practice.
Demonstrators outside Terminal 5 of Chicago’s O'Hare airport on Jan. 29, 2017.
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A constitutional scholar considers the legal arguments that could undo Trump's executive order barring travel by residents of seven Muslim majority countries.
As one of the world's messiest conflicts, the war in Yemen seems to defy any political resolution.
The aftermath of the December 10 car bomb attack in Istanbul.
Westerners consistently misunderstand and overestimate the threat of terrorism, and often gloss over the specific reasons behind attacks.
We know how to prevent gender-based violence, and that we must respond to survivors' needs. The challenge is in making it happen.