Desert dust storms are increasingly picking up materials like sewage, herbicides and other human-made waste and transporting them on tiny particles that are easy to inhale.
The history of Palestinian statehood is marked by shifts in four sovereignty categories. Understanding them can shed light on the complex dynamics and key challenges in Palestine’s statehood pursuit.
There was no one type of slavery in ‘biblical’ or ‘ancient’ societies, given how varied they were. But much of what historians know about slavery during those eras is horrific.
Despite claims of defending democracy and shared values, the U.S.-Israel relationship is one of self-interest where the Palestinians pay the price.
Benjamin Netanyahu has helped reshape Israel and the broader world in profound ways. And there’s a dark side to those changes.
Tactics used to censor the teaching of American history in Florida schools bear much in common with those seen in the illiberal democracies of Israel, Turkey, Russia and Poland.
Israeli troops have withdrawn after two days of fighting in a camp in the occupied West Bank. But Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that it would not be a ‘one-time action.’
History is filled with stories of business magnates taking big financial risks on the next big sports sensation. But emerging sports are more like social movements than business enterprises.
French soccer star Karim Benzema will join Ronaldo in the Saudi Pro League, and others may follow.
LGBTQ rights are not the main issue bringing Israeli protesters to the streets, but they do symbolize the country’s stark divide.
Yemen’s brutal civil war has resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people. But a recent Beijing-brokered rapprochement between two regional powers could unlock a path to peace.
There is a risk that Sudan’s conflict could spill over into neighbouring countries.
The short stories of modern Iraqi writers Hassan Blasim and Diaa Jubaili show that the 2003 invasion and subsequent war in Iraq are not at the heart of contemporary Iraqi literature.
After eight years of bombs, missiles, destruction and hundreds of thousands of civilian deaths, it is the Yemeni people who have lost the most in this war.
Sudan’s neighbours are urging restraint, favouring more business, less war. Both generals are aware the longer the situation goes on, the more unsustainable it will become.
Arab American Heritage Month is becoming more well-known, but the simple words ‘Arab American’ encompass a wide array of religious and ethnic groups.
President Joe Biden recently spoke out in support of the ongoing protests in Israel, raising some observers’ eyebrows about the ties between Israel and the US.
In recent days, violence has erupted between Israel and militants in Lebanon, Syria and the Palestinian territories. It’s unclear, however, how long each side will avoid serious escalation.
Saudi Arabia’s choice of China to broker its deal with Iran surprised many, but is consistent with its foreign policy agenda.
Chinese leadership of a peace deal between Iran and Saudi Arabia, adds to their power in the region.