Politics & Society
Freedom of Press The current and worsening erosion of freedom of the press worldwide represents an unprecedented threat to democracy.
Politics Months after parliamentary elections, Lebanon remains without a government. Despite recent assurances from the country’s prime minister and Hezbollah that a solution is near, Lebanon’s rival parties continue to struggle to form a national unity government.
Social Popular protests have rocked Sudanese cities since December 19, triggered by rising bread prices and sustained by a deep-seated desire for regime change. Long-ruling autocratic President Omar Al-Bashir, quickly losing his allies, has responded with violence and repression.
Politics Saudi Arabia intends to build an oil pipeline project in the province of Al Mahrah to secure an alternative route to the Iranian-controlled Strait of Hormuz for exporting its oil. In the meantime, the kingdom is stirring up discord, and trying to draw Oman into the fray, to advance its energy agenda.
Politics The U.S. administration's support for the Saudi-UAE-led military intervention in Yemen has proved unsuccessful in its objective to curb Iran’s influence in the region.
Amazigh New year As Amazigh people celebrate the beginning of their new year today, the Amazigh movement in Morocco is seeking to preserve the Amazigh cultural and historical heritage.
Energy India now has the highest oil and natural gas consumption in the world and will for the foreseeable future. With exorbitant and ever-increasing energy demands, India is under pressure to diversify its energy supply.
Politics Claiming to support both Israeli and Palestinian aspirations for Jerusalem as their respective capitals, Australia has now recognized West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital city. Yet distinguishing between East and West Jerusalem appears to mask a more one-sided policy.
Politics The U.S. heads the list of countries supporting the ongoing war in Yemen. Despite international calls for Washington to end its support for the conflict, the flow of U.S. arms and support to the Saudi-UAE-led coalition in Yemen remains uninterrupted as the “world’s worst humanitarian crisis” continues to escalate.