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Reuters: Saudi Arabia Shelves Aramco IPO, Riyadh Disputes Claim

Riyadh’s postponement of ...

Water is Life; In Iraq, it’s Running Dry

Drought, dams and agricultural restrictions threaten to throw a desiccating Iraq into turmoil. Iraq is running out of water.

A Podcast Changing the Narrative of the Arab World

A storytelling renaissance is flourishing in the Middle East, driven by podcasts from the region. Kerning Cultures, based in the UAE, is challenging perceptions about the Arab world one story at a time.

Abdul Malik al-Houthi: Hardliner or Hero? — Explaining the Civil War in Yemen

Whether one views him as a war criminal, politician, revolutionary leader, or tyrant, there is no dispute that in the past 15 years,  the controversial Abdul Malik al-Houthi has risen to prominence in Yemen.

Saudi Feminists Launch Online Radio Station

New online radio station, Nsawya FM (Feminism FM), has launched a campaign advocating  more progressive women’s rights in Saudi Arabia.

ISIL: Dissolving or Winding Up?

A United Nations (U.N.) report issued on August 13 has estimated that up to 30,000 fighters for the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) remain active in Iraq and Syria.

Morocco’s Approach to Religious Extremism: From Jihadism to Pacifism and Reform

Today, Morocco is focusing on promoting religious moderation and combatting both extremism in its various forms as well as the social and economic factors that lead to it.

Tunisian President Proposes Bill to End Unequal Inheritance Law

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi of the secular Nidaa Tounes party announced on August 13 that he intends to submit a bill to parliament repealing Tunisia’s law that distributes inheritance unequally between men and women.

Morocco’s Hirak Al-Rif Prisoners Receive Royal Pardon: Beginning of Reconciliation Process with Rif ...

After being held in prison for nearly a year since massive protests broke out in the city of Al-Hoceima in the Rif region in Northern Morocco, 184 Hirak Al-Rif prisoners received a royal pardon on Eid al-Adha. The public welcomed the news considered by many to be a step towards reconciliation and rebuilding trust with the Rif region.

Saudi-UAE Coalition “Absolves” Itself of War Crimes Against Yemen’s Children

Thousands of Yemenis gathered on Monday, August 13, for the funeral of dozens of children killed in last week’s airstrike by the Saudi-UAE coalition that torched a school bus in Saada, in the north of Yemen.