Jordan is planning a major desalination plant on the Gulf of Aqaba – but will it damage nearby marine ecosystems?
The region is well placed to satisfy China’s huge oil needs.
More than half a million Ethiopian migrants have been deported from Saudi Arabia since 2017.
A look back at what the COPs have actually achieved.
A modern port raises Puntland’s stake within the fragmented political landscape of Somalia and prevents traders from seeking alternatives.
Imposing restrictions on women has been a way for many countries to demonstrate to the world what policies they want to pursue.
The Wahhabi school of Islam has spread throughout the world, along with its disapproval of the holiday.
An energy crisis means the world is less likely to call out Saudi Arabia’s human rights abuses, an expert argues.
The city is a A$725 billion wall-like structure running for 170km across the Saudi Arabian landscape. Can it live up to its huge ambitions?
Joe Biden is set to make his first visit as president to the Middle East, during which he will meet the Saudi crown prince the US accuses of ordering the murder of a journalist.
The start of the hajj is reigniting debates around its commercialization, but pilgrimages are also a time for seeking business opportunities, writes a scholar of Islam.
For all the efforts at reimagining golf to attract consumer interest, the sportwashing discourse has brought an avalanche of negative attention to the LIV series, and rightfully so.
The origins of Ethiopia’s food crisis can be traced to a bitter feud between Eritrean and Tigrayan liberation fighters.
The UK’s bumpy relationship with Saudi Arabia will not turn on new oil supplies.
Price shocks are a feature of the global oil market, not a bug – and even when governments take many steps to grow supply or reduce demand, it can be years before prices ease.
A progressive government can and should take a principled approach to foreign policy. That means Canada’s Liberals must stop pitting good jobs at home against human rights abroad.
The UK prime minister has been setting out ambitions to be a world leader in the coming hydrogen economy.
Allegations that World Bank officials manipulated country rankings in its much-used ease of doing business index highlight a deeper problem with these types of rankings.
Running a successful club requires more than money. But the money certainly helps.
The new work presents the oldest dated evidence for hominins in Arabia, in the form of an ancient handaxe tool uncovered from the Nefud Desert.