The murder of women in Kuwait in so-called honour killings exposes a political system and a society that remains largely indifferent to gender-based violence.
A new report on organised crime around the world indicates Arab countries are amongst the world’s biggest offenders, with states in conflict or post-conflict at the bottom of the list.
Bahrain’s economy continues to face significant challenges; a Bahraini company takes a stake in Las Vegas real estate; and a bipartisan appeal from US senators urges the Secretary of State to call the regime to account for human rights abuses.
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As the US continues to pivot away from the Gulf and the wider Middle East and Iran remains a significant regional threat the GCC, approaching its 40th anniversary, sees strategic sense in patching up differences.
Arab Digest · Qatar and Saudi Arabia: on the road to reconciliation
Battling sexism, double standards and an election system weighted against them, Kuwaiti women continue the fight for equal rights despite being shut out of parliament.