Iraq is at the crossroads in its democracy, with losers in recent elections resorting to violence in an attempt to overturn election results.
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In the midst of intense repression, Bahraini protestors honored the tenth anniversary of the 2011 pro-democracy uprisings.
Iranian poet Baktash Abtin died after being arbitrarily detained. He is the latest victim of Iran’s repression of the freedom of expression
New legislation in Iran would ban VPNs and restrict access to Instagram, choking the country’s burgeoning e-commerce sector.
Hamas has refused to allow the Gaza Strip to host the second phase of Palestinian municipal elections, slated for March 26.
Suspects in the murder of renowned journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, are free and living in luxury accommodation in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The results of Iraq’s October election were certified by the country’s top court, clearing the path for Shi’ite Moqtada al-Sadr, the winner.
In the ashes of a decade of war, the illegal drug industry run by Bashar al-Assad’s relatives is transforming Syria into a narcostate.
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.