The ongoing diplomatic and political crisis between Qatar and the UAE, which began in June 2017, overshadowed the UAE-hosted Asian Cup 2019.
Lebanese musical icons Fairuz and the Rahbani brothers, Assi and Mansour, are credited with revolutionizing modern Arab music. They are also renowned for using their artistic voices to champion social and political causes in Lebanon and the wider Arab world.
Recent economic and polit...
Faced with chronic electricity shortages, Iraq has set a target to meet 10 percent of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2028 through deployment of large-scale solar, wind, and biomass sources.
While Venezuela is bogged down with its internal political and economic crises and Washington hardens its stance against Cuba’s regime, Havana has essentially no choice but to seek new partners, prompting the island nation’s leadership to look to the Arab world.
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As a result of the Syrian regime “winning” the civil war, Arab Gulf states have generally adapted to new strategies that accept President Bashar al-Assad and his circle staying in power.
Power outages in Iraq were one of the catalysts of large-scale protests in the summer of 2018. While the Iraqi government has made reforming the electricity sector one of its priorities, changes are slow.
While Saudi Arabia and other countries of the Arabian Gulf make some shallow progress towards improving women’s rights, the hundreds of women trying to flee the region make clear that true progress is still a long way off.
On this year’s International Women’s Day, eight years into the Syrian revolution, the country’s women journalists defy gender-based violence and criticism and continue, courageously, to report on Syrian life and the cruelty of the Assad regime.