Middle East and North Africa

Europe’s Front Door: The Refugee Crisis on Lesvos Island

August 14, 2015 by Joel Hernàndez
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Record numbers of refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, and other countries have crossed through Greece into Europe this year amid the world’s largest migration crisis in decades. This photo essay depicts a typical day on the island of Lesvos this summer, as lived by the hundreds arriving on its shores each day.

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Moving Momentum on Public Health in the Arab World

July 25, 2015 by Zeina Siam and Akl Fahed
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Several trends have given a jump-start to public health initiatives in the region, where more and more experts are focusing their energy.

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The Noise After Defeat

July 21, 2015 by Ameya Naik
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While the nuclear deal with Iran has its limitations, current responses reveal more about would-be critics’ failure to derail it than about the agreement itself.

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Women’s Empowerment in Kuwait, Its Implications and Challenges

April 30, 2015 by Shurooq Amin
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In a discussion on women’s empowerment, it is crucial to consider definitions and examples of empowerment outside of a Western perspective. Contrary to what many people in the West may think, women in the Arab world, while they face many barriers, in some cases are more empowered and enjoy more rights than stereotypically perceived. In […]

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