Death sentence of Saudi man jailed as a teen for anti-government protests is commuted

Ali al-Nimr’s sentence was reduced to 10 years in jail by the Specialized Criminal Court on Sunday, according to human rights group Reprieve. His father, Mohammed al-Nimr, who attended the … Read More

Violence and slurs from a few of Israel’s ultra-Orthodox Jews in battle over coronavirus lockdowns

More broadly, police actions in opposition to them are seen by many Israelis as a protracted overdue effort to finish the exceptionalism that has characterised the ultra-Orthodox for many years. … Read More

Lebanon Fast Facts

Capital: Beirut Ethnic teams: Arab 95%, Armenian 4%, different 1% Religion: Muslim 61.1%, Christian 33.7%, Druze 5.2% (2018 est.) Timeline 1918 – After the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, France … Read More

Vaccine rollouts lay naked the Middle East’s deep inequalities

The Middle East is a microcosm of that world drawback. The first Arab nations to start vaccinating their residents and residents had been additionally the richest: Saudi Arabia, the United … Read More

Facebook suspends chatbot linked to Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu

Visitors to the Prime Minister’s Facebook web page, who clicked on a hyperlink concerning the coronavirus, acquired an automated message, purporting to return from Netanyahu. “If you have friends or … Read More

Iran Fast Facts

Capital: Tehran Ethnic Groups: Persian, Azeri, Kurd, Lur, Baloch, Arab, Turkmen and Turkic tribes Religion: Muslim (official) 99.4% (Shia 90-95%, Sunni 5-10%), different (contains Zoroastrian, Jewish and Christian) 0.3%, unspecified … Read More

For one yr, this man is consuming solely what’s grown at Dubai’s Sustainable City

A resident of Dubai’s Sustainable City neighborhood, Dunn calls the experiment he started final November “The Sustainable Human Project.” “(It) is a combination between a personal challenge for my 49th … Read More