Presidents Macky Sall and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Senegal: Tumultuous relations with Iran enter new chapter

Iranian diplomats were all smiles as they resumed ties with a rising African country at the 12th Islamic Summit in Cairo. The event on the evening of February 6th included a photo-op handshake and a signing ceremony, but the historic Read on! →

Police hold hands to contain protesters.

Jordan: All the King’s Men

Jordan’s monarchy weathered the Arab Spring. Yet all is not well in the Hashemite Kingdom. The monarchy’s decades-long high wire act might be set for a fall.

A child of Iranian descent shows his dissatisfaction with the results of the recent elections in Iran. Iranian students, faculty, community members and supporters gathered in front of Burruss Hall on the Virginia Tech campus on June 24, 2009, to protest the results of the Iranian presidential elections

Iran: In need of more than just a new president?

This year, Iranians will take to the polls to elect a new president. Although it is difficult to predict the outcome, one thing is certain: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is out.

Foreign Secretary William Hague with Dr Nihad Al Jashi, member of Saudi Arabia’s Majlis Ash-Shura (Shura Council) in London, 5 March 2013.

Saudi Arabia: Will female advisers help women?

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah has appointed 30 women to the adviser body of the government, but there are still doubts that the move represents a true disposal to grant greater liberties to women.

Demonstration against Assad regime are a regular occurence in Aleppo, Syria [Freedom House]

Syria: Assad’s speech means there is no end in sight

There is no expectation of peace in the near future as the Syrian President refuses to step down and to create a transitional governing body.

The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem is visited by thousands of pilgrims every year, despite the security issues in the region [Templar1307]

Palestine: The decline of Christianity in the West Bank

The last six decades has seen Christian populations plummet in Palestine. What is causing this mass exodus from this Christian landmark?

Haneen Zoabi at the World Social Forum Free Palestine in Brazil earlier this year.

Israel: Zoabi ban and the Palestinians in Israel

A controversial decision has been made by the Israeli election committee to ban Palestinian Israeli politician Haneen Zoabi, from running in the Israeli national elections in January. The committee decided to ban Zoabi, who currently holds a seat in the Read on! →