Trying to measure social progress with a global index that compares countries can be as fraught as the reliance on GDP statistics. Yet it points to new ways to view progress.
An Egyptian court sentenced 529 alleged members of the Muslim Brotherhood to death last month, and reactions from investors, businesses, and tourists aren't looking good for Egypt's economy.
After mass death sentences, and Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's announcement he is running for president, the 'democratization' the US is hoping for seems a long way off.
The Iranian nuclear deal has struck an optimistic tone in the Middle East, Ayyub writes, and officials in the United Arab Emirates are taking the opportunity to increase energy cooperation with Iran. That collaboration threatens to further erode Saudi Arabia's influence over the region's oil.
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Youths in the Middle East confront the world’s highest youth unemployment rates. Some are creating new businesses with a social purpose, such as battling illiteracy or environmental degradation, while also generating new jobs.