Moroccan defender Jawad El Yamiq waves the Palestinian flag at the Qatar 2022 football World Cup.
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Morocco, Spain and Portugal will co-host in a symbol of unity, but history reveals sharp new tensions.
New best friends? Syrian president Bashar al-Assad greets Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi in Damascus, May 2023.
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Despite initiatives which appear to be normalising Suria’s relations with Arab states, Damascus remains isolated and insecure.
The events of the past decade in the Middle East have upended the states in the region. What will the future hold?
The term ‘Judeo-Christian’ serves political agendas.
The idea that western values are ‘Judeo-Christian’ has been co-opted by the radical right to advance their anti-Islamic agenda.
UAE deal: a symbolic win for Bibi.
Why other Arab states may be cautious about following the Emirati lead and normalising relations with Israel.
A memorial to Egyptian activist Sarah Hegazi in Amsterdam, June 19, 2020.
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Rejected by their countries but seen as outsiders in the West, queer and trans Muslims often live in limbo. The mental health costs of alienation can be severe, says a scholar of Islam and sexuality.
Muslims of all backgrounds pray during the 2019 Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca.
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The Quran recognizes ‘no superiority of a white person over a black person.’ That notion, radical in 7th-century Arab society of slavery and tribal divides – remains unrealized 1,400 years later.
Making manoevres: Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman.
What’s been going on in Saudi Arabia?
The presidents of Russia and Egypt.
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Russia’s efforts to sow discord, discontent and chaos extend far beyond the US, including into leading media outlets in the Arab world.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu strongly supports the nation-state bill.
A linguistics scholar explains why the loss of Arabic in Israel would be a loss of history, culture and possibly human rights.
We know how to prevent gender-based violence, and that we must respond to survivors’ needs. The challenge is in making it happen.
The Bedouin poet Muhammad Fanatil al-Hajaya.
Laden with animals, conspiracy theories and apocalyptic visions, Muhammad Fanatil al-Hajaya’s poetry reflects how many Arabs – urban and rural, rich and poor – view the world.
But what do their citizens think?
It’s been assumed that most Arab countries are adamantly opposed to Iran’s regional rise and therefore not in favor of a nuclear deal. But is that really the case?
President Obama shakes hands with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman in January 2015.
Hype over the absence of the Saudi king at US-Gulf Cooperation Council summit obscures the real issues facing the US and its Arab allies.
When will they be reformed?
The Arab Spring began with a protest against police brutality. The dreams of those who took to the streets 4 years ago will not be realized until police forces change.
Nasser’s attempt was short-lived.
A specter continues to haunt the Arab world – the specter of regionalism. The idea that illogical national boundaries, drawn by colonial overlords divided what should have been a pan-Arab region has been…
Time to take the train.
People in Arab countries are now living longer with less disability, but face a rise in problems related to chronic illness such as heart disease, according to a new paper in The Lancet. With the exception…
International women’s day in Egypt.
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The release of a Thomson Reuters poll on women’s rights in the Arab world has been greeted with incredulity by many in Egypt, the country that ranked at the very bottom. When polls such as this emerge…
With uprisings continuing to take place in Turkey, questions must now be asked over whether the ‘Turkish model’ for democracy is the way forward for the Arab world.
The ongoing protests across Turkey, stretching from May 28, show there is ample evidence of a flourishing culture of democracy in the country. They also highlight a worrying counter trend. Last week, the…