Rights groups warn that rulers across the region are stepping up efforts to silence political dissent
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Reporters Without Borders, a non-profit organisation, has condemned the demand by Saudi Arabia
Yemen’s president for three decades was a wily political operator but a poor administrator
For one entrepreneur Beirut’s Ouzai neighborhood is the perfect canvas upon which to paint dreams
Salman, often referred to as ‘MBS’, has leapfrogged the king’s nephew Mohammed bin Nayef
Trial of 17 journalists, accused of being involved in July’s failed coup, got underway Monday
Earlier this month Iran’s government banned Zumba, the popular exercise dance class
In Egypt, dozens of activists have been arrested in a series of sweeping raids in recent days
Egypt has blocked the website of an independent Turkish newspaper in English as it steps up censorship
The allegation Qatar supports terror is rich coming from the Saudis who for decades have been promoting and subsidizing Wahhabism, the sharp end of fundamentalism which is intellectual architecture for ISIS.