The Saudi government is moving forward steadfastly with its social modernization project, but the new policies are clashing with established norms, creating inconsistencies and uncertainties in social spaces.
Amaani Yahya might not be the first Yemeni woman to rap, but she is one of the first to use the artform to try to reach people outside Yemen.
Ninety percent of Iraq’s oil wealth – the fifth largest proven oil reserves in the world – lies under the three southern governorates of Iraq.
Al-Medina al-Munawara is known primarily for the Prophet Muhammad’s mosque and his tomb inside it.
This new wave of local coffeeshops has increased networking and socializing among youth immensely due to their open space, board games, and organization of social events.
When it comes to workspace trends, coworking has quickly risen to the top over the last two years.
This post is part of a series examining women’s labor force participation in the Gulf Arab states, including areas of growth and challenges facing women in the Gulf.
For decades, the religious establishment in Saudi Arabia succeeded in maintaining a homogenous religious discourse.
New Saudi leadership has high hopes for economic and political payoffs tied to a heightened priority on football.
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei presumably wants to choose his successor, but he cannot publicly name one without creating a rival undermining his own authority.Learn More
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