The surrender of a Brussels mosque offers hope that Saudi Arabia is serious about shaving off the sharp edges of its brand of Sunni Muslim ultra-conservatism. Or does it?
Across Asia, governments not only refuse to recognize a quest for cultural, ethnic, national or political rights, but are often willing to suppress them with brutal force.
Will the EU adopt legislation that would shield European companies from U.S. secondary sanctions targeting non-American entities invested in Iran?
A big share of Iran’s economy is owned by the business wings of the armed forces.
Iranians have long taken national pride in their natural resource wealth. But ordinary people aren’t seeing the benefits.
Once again, sharply rising food prices contribute to turmoil.
Most Iranians live in cities. Protests are no longer confined to Tehran and other big cities, as the move to small cities is changing the landscape of protests.
Iran’s economy continues to struggle with not finding enough jobs for its young.