Could high bride prices be fueling global terrorism, conflict and instability? Yes, say two academics in a new article published in MIT Press Journals. And they say the US should wake up and address it.
The US has sold tens of billions of dollars of weapons to Saudi Arabia. But last month the Obama administration decided to hold one back, in what some believe is a demonstration of unease over the Saudi bombing campaign in Yemen.
We've all seen the pictures of the ISIS militants who have taken over a large part of northern and western Iraq in the last week. They usually have assault weapons and wear strings of ammo or are standing by mounted guns. Which got us wondering, who's their supplier?
More than 2,600 civilians have been killed in the civil war in Yemen, most from air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition backed by the US. Global Post reporter Sharif Abdel Kouddous is just back from Yemen, and tells the story of one air strike that targeted a home where a wedding was taking place.
A group of US university professors and human rights activists have written a letter to the Saudi ambassador to the US, asking him to stop the flagging of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi. If that's not possible, they say they're ready to take the lashes instead.
A new survey asked for opinions about how women should dress in public in the Middle East. The choices included images of women wearing different kinds of head coverings. The results and approach have been widely criticized. So Lebanese satirist Karl Sharro decided to do his own "survey" on what American women should wear.