Middle East
Business, Economics and Jobs
‘Sometimes I feel like I betrayed my country’: Lebanon's doctors are leaving in droves
The World April 27, 2021
Amid the pandemic and economic meltdown, doctors in Lebanon are lured away by the hope of better salaries — and a future. An estimated 1,000 medical professionals have left since the August blast.
Conflict & Justice
Iran starts 20% uranium enrichment, seizes tanker in strait
Associated Press January 04, 2021
Iran on Monday began enriching uranium up to 20% at an underground facility and seized a South Korean-flagged oil tanker in the crucial Strait of Hormuz, further escalating tensions in the Middle East between Tehran and the West.
Global Cartoons
No joke! How two cartoonists spurred revolution during the Arab uprisings.
The World December 21, 2020
Syria's Ali Ferzat and Egypt's Mohamed Anwar radically departed from long-established rules about how to depict their leaders. Their images served as a catalyst for massive uprisings that swept across the Middle East and North Africa in 2011.
Global Politics
Fruit seller Mohamed Bouazizi's protest inspired the Arab uprisings. A decade later, his sister still mourns.
The World December 17, 2020
“One day, I hope all Tunisians live in dignity. That’s what my brother wished for,” said Leila Bouazizi, sister of the Tunisian fruit seller who set himself on fire on Dec. 17, 2010.
Human rights
10 years after the Arab uprisings, Egypt at ‘lowest point’ for human rights
The World December 17, 2020
Egypt has gone from a human rights success story to a place where thousands have been detained or executed — and human rights activists have gone underground.
Top of The World
Looking back at a historic time in the Middle East and North Africa
The World December 17, 2020
Dec. 17 is a historic day on the minds of many people in Tunisia, elsewhere in North Africa and the Middle East — and around the world. That's because exactly 10 years ago, a single event in Tunisia triggered a series of revolutions across the region.
To cheer up COVID-19 patients, Israeli hospitals send in the clowns
The World December 14, 2020
Israel is considered a world leader in medical clowning. When the pandemic hit back in March, one clown knew she could help COVID-19 patients at her hospital — no matter their ages.
Israel urges citizens to avoid Gulf, cites Iran threat
Associated Press December 04, 2020
The Israeli government on Thursday urged its citizens to avoid travel to the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, citing threats of Iranian attacks.
Human rights
PLO official: Biden is 'no savior' for Palestinians but should hold Israel 'to account'
The World November 09, 2020
The past four years of the Trump administration has not been good for Palestinians. As President-elect Joe Biden prepares to take office, Palestinian senior official Hanan Ashrawi says his administration has a chance to turn things around.
Foreign policy
Amid US-UAE arms deal and US election, Israelis wonder how balance of power in region might change
The World November 03, 2020
The news of a proposed $10.4 billion deal for the US to sell up to 50 F-35 fighter jets to the UAE has raised questions among Israeli defense officials, who warn that it could have negative effects for Israel.
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