Artists believe the shuttering of Shurooq Amin’s show by Kuwaiti authorities is the latest indicator of the country’s decline in freedom of expression.
Students in the new program at the University of Duhok, the first of its kind in a region fraught with conflicts, hope to help build a more inclusive society.
Lebanese protestors have united across sectarian divides and turned against what they view as the “ruling class.” Here are a diverse range of photos, videos, interviews, and other features to capture what is happening.
The AUC professor of comparative religion who lost the title says his academic freedom was infringed. The university says it had to honor a request from the benefactor’s son, who allegedly pressured the professor.
An intimately scaled retrospective of Moroccan artist Mohammed Melehi in London shows how abstract expressionism in the Middle East was culturally inspired.
A professor’s visit to a historic church makes him think about using Iraq’s rich history and religious diversity to create economic opportunity.
For some women wearing a headscarf is a sign of religious devotion, but for others it feels confining.
In a prescient paper, published posthumously, the sociologist Faleh Abdul Jabar described the social forces at work in recent Iraqi politics.
Asma Lamrabet wants to reclaim a more egalitarian Islam from centuries of patriarchal interpretation.
In Morocco, a professor of sociology speaks out against a religious sheikh’s unfounded pronouncements on human reproduction.