The country’s constitutional court said the law, which criminalized “imitation of the opposite sex,” violated Kuwaitis’ rights to personal freedom.
With a few stray comments from a minor minister, Lebanon once again found itself caught in the rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran, underscoring just how vulnerable it is to the whims of its more powerful neighbors.
Dozens of military contractors, most of them Black, have been jailed in the emirate — some on trumped-up drug charges. Why has the American government failed to help them?
While the French have supported their government’s crackdown, it has opened the country to criticism that its complicated relationship with French Muslims has taken an ugly turn.
The recent antigovernment protests in Iraq remind me of Saddam Hussein’s regime of fear and of the rebels who, like my parents, opposed it at great risk.
The emir steered the tiny, oil-rich country through the tumultuous rivalries of the Middle East.
Scientists still have to validate the reading of 130 degrees Fahrenheit on Sunday, the equivalent of 54 degrees Celsius.
The Chinese police are systematically collecting genomic data from tens of millions of people.
The pandemic and economic crises have caused many workers to lose their jobs. Some have been detained, abused, deprived of wages and stranded far from home with nowhere to turn for help.
Millions of migrant workers in Gulf countries have found themselves locked down, laid off and stranded, with no place to turn for help.