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34 countries going hungry amid food shortages

12 March, 2016

Conflicts, drought and flooding in countries in the Middle East and Africa are straining food resources, with the situation likely to deteriorate further.

Saudi Arabia flexes muscle in region's 'largest military training'

11 March, 2016

Video: Nearly 350,000 troops have taken part in what has been described as the region's largest ever military training exercise as geopolitical tensions continue to build.

IS poses 'terrifying threat' to Libya, UN warns

05 March, 2016

The Islamic State group's growing presence in Libya is a huge threat to the future of the country and the stability of its southern neighbours, Ban Ki-moon has said.

Morocco 'cancels' Arab League summit: useless and hypocritical

20 February, 2016

At the request of the Moroccan king, Rabat has asked the indefinite postponement of an Arab League summit scheduled for March, protesting the organisation's failure to tackle pressing issues.

Mauritania bans 'slave' youth football team from travel

10 February, 2016

Say no to racism in football? Tell that to Mauritania which recently banned a school football team from travelling abroad because the young players belong to a 'slave caste'.

200 million girls worldwide forced to undergo genital mutilation

05 February, 2016

Millions of girls and young women have undergone female genital mutilation in 30 countries, new figures reveal, as the United Nations calls for the practice to be eliminated globally.

Corruption Index: Qatar is the 'cleanest' Arab state

29 January, 2016

Transparency International's annual Corruption Perception Index has noted key improvements in some GCC countries, while other conflict-ridden Arab states saw a major fallback.

New militant threat in West Africa from al-Qaeda

27 January, 2016

The kidnapping of a Swiss woman in Mali by al-Qaeda militants highlight a growing threat of the extremist group that is looking to extend its influence into 'peaceful' West Africa.

Controversy surrounds Mauritanian sheikh permitting 'selling of sins'

19 January, 2016

Blog: In a move reminiscent of the medieval practice of selling 'indulgences', a Mauritanian religious expert has said 'selling sins' is allowed, causing much controversy in the North African country.

Religious discrimination is unacceptable to Arabs

22 December, 2015

Analysis: The largest public opinion survey across the Arab world has uncovered that while Arabs describe themselves as 'religious', they do not discriminate against members of other faiths.

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