Rules imposed after the 9/11 attacks can obstruct aid to Somalia’s internally displaced people.
Omar Abdisalan/AMISOM Photo
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.
AP Photo/Sam Mednick
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.
AP Photo/Hadi Mizban
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.
AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh
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.
If Trump becomes president, he'll inherit one of the US's most dangerous military tools.
Theresa May meets her Saudi counterparts.
While Yemen burns, Theresa May's government plays with words.
The interventionist foreign policy of the Gulf states is increasingly at odds with their economic security.
An Eritrean refugee at ‘The Jungle’ camp in the port of Calais. Thousands of Eritreans flee repression at home to seek a better life elsewhere.
Eritrea achieved independence 25 years ago amid high expectations for its future. Today, the country's youth make up a large portion of the refugees risking their lives for a better future in Europe.
Yemenis have lived under the shadow of drones for years.
The US has been mounting semi-secret drone strikes in Yemen for years – and it seems the UK has been deeply involved.
Thousands killed, millions displaced, a country in ruins: when will the international community act to end the violence?
Saudi-Iranian antipathy on the streets.
The war of words between the Gulf's two biggest powers is hotting up, but they've been at loggerheads for decades.
Syria and IS may have dominated the news this year, but the Middle East has plenty of other problems on its hands.