“The status of women in Saudi Arabia has and will always be one of the best…the Vision has improved and empowered Saudi women”.
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The analysis by French philosopher Jacques Derrida of the mainstream geopolitical discourse that led to 9/11 reverberates to this day.
Afghanistan serves as a timely reminder that, while we and our European partners may be tired of “forever wars,” the Taliban are not.
The idea that the Taliban can give “general amnesty” to the Afghan population is unacceptable. Above all, the Taliban cannot be trusted.
On Thursday, Iran’s new hardline president entered office. Azadeh Pourzand argues that under him repression of civilians will persist.
Activists say Abdul Jalil al-Singace suffers from chronic ailments and has been subjected to “continuous medical mistreatment” in jail.
Iraq’s democratic disillusionment alludes to the failure of the democratization process 18 years after America toppled Sadam Hussein.
The fate of Razan Zaitouneh and her colleagues has remained a mystery throughout the Syrian war. DW investigators unravel the puzzle.
On Monday, a former top adviser to King Abdullah II and a royal relative pleaded not guilty to accusations of sedition and incitement.
Iranians often joke that Iran’s political system must be far more advanced than the one in the US but Iran’s democracy is shrinking.