Opportunities for dramatic change rarely arise in the Middle East. But now is such a time.
Gulf monarchies emerged from the Arab Spring relatively unscathed, while some Middle East republics were devastated by civil war. Here's how they managed — and how education may have played a part.
Israel and the United Arab Emirates weren't at war, so their new deal is not really a peace accord. Nor does it satisfy the Palestinians, who need Arab nations to support their drive for statehood.
The normalisation of ties between Israel and an important Gulf state reveals an acceptance of the arguments for a regional buffer to counter Iran’s growing influence.
A new country launches a mission to Mars. A space expert explains what this means for the Middle East and the African continent.
The states of the Gulf Cooperation Council have exploited the underlying threats of the virus to bolster their own survival strategies.
Has the world entered an era of ultra-low prices? An energy scholar argues that a long period of low oil prices will set the U.S. – and globe – back on the economy and the environment.
With the opening of a synagogue in Dubai and warmer relations between Saudi Arabia and Israel, some Arab states suddenly appear to be more open to friendship with Israel and Jews. Why?
UAE woman Munira Abdulla is fully conscious after 27 years - but reports of her "miraculous" story are misleading.
From May 2, any countries buying oil from Iran can expect US sanctions.
Durham University student Matthew Hedges has been jailed for life for 'spying' in UAE.
The digital economy in the US is already on the verge of stalling; failing to protect an open internet would further erode the United States’ digital competitiveness.
The news of Saif al-Islam's release should be taken with a pinch of salt. During the past six years of warfare in Libya the fabrication of news has become common practice.
Qatar withdrawing its troops has reignited tensions between Eritrea and Djibouti which the UN and African Union are trying to mediate. This comes as Eritrea is also embroiled in the Yemen civil war.
From solar canopies to wind towers, Masdar City provides a living laboratory for the latest sustainable design and technology.
As usage continues to grow in the region, what's the ongoing dynamic between the Middle East and social media? It's complicated.
Through history, nuclear power has gone hand in hand with the nuclear arms race. But does it have to be this way? Closer international cooperation can help nations embrace nuclear power peacefully.