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Kuwait's disenfranchised Bidoons have repeatedly defied government attempts to stop their protests. Around 15 demonstrators have reportedly been arrested in recent days
The development community is realising that we cannot move forward if we continue to think of agriculture and rural areas as backward
The Sahara Forest Project aims to produce food, water and clean energy using technology to harness deserts, saltwater and CO2
Despite 12 years of armed conflict, investment and capacity-building by foreign governments in Afghanistan, including by EU governments and the EU itself, women’s rights remain in peril in Afghanistan
Sectarian violence in Iraq is pushing entire families to move to Turkey or Jordan, a new wave of refugees that is putting added strain on two countries struggling to cope with huge numbers of Syrians escaping their civil war
In June 2013 #Withoutwords: Emerging Syrian artists opened at the P21 gallery in London. The idea behind the exhibition was to collect the work of Syrian artists who are responding to the humanitarian crisis.
Universal health coverage is both a human right and a smart economic choice, says the managing director of the Rockefeller Foundation
The European Union has been harshly criticised by some for its perceived hesitancy to receive Syrian refugees
Now most people live in cities, one of the future U.N. development goals should focus on urban issues, city leaders and urban experts say
As a government, how do you soften the impact of reforms you know might be unpopular with voters?
It's a scandal that in 2013 women still risk death by stoning in 15 countries. Incredibly, that number is now set to rise.
To remove chemical weapons from a war zone will be an unprecedented feat if successful – and equally without parallel if it goes wrong
Protests are important, but the crucial battle might be better fought at the mall – or on Facebook
Our latest survey of gender experts reveals tectonic changes in attitudes three years after the Arab Spring
A group of journalists from across the Arab world took part in a journalism training course titled 'Reporting Women' in Beirut.
Veteran photojournalist says Syrian civil war could last 10 years, but outsiders have to be there to report and photograph the horrific scenes of death and destruction
From the story of a Mauritanian teenager who was a slave from the age of four, to the impact of natural disasters in coming years, take a look at what we're reporting on this week
Reuters photographer Mohammad Salem tells Maria Caspani how he got access to a wedding between a 15-year-old boy and his 14-year-old bride
The breakthrough on Iran-US relations is all to the good but there is a long road to go yet, says Dan Smith of International Alert
UN negotiators are in race against time to finalise deal – children’s lives depend on it