Celebrity incest scandal yanks abuse out from under Turkish rug

Thursday, Sep. 7, 2017 | Ayla Jean Yackley, Contributor

A scandal over a celebrity’s incestuous relationship has forced Turkey to discuss its dark secrets about widespread abuse.

Despite AKP sputtering, support grows for Erdogan rival

Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017 | Amberin Zaman, Columnist

Turkish nationalist Meral Aksener is emerging as a real threat to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as talk swirls about the formation of her new centrist party.

Syrian women in Egypt work to build strength out of hardship

Thursday, Jun. 1, 2017 | Nahla ElNemr, Contributor

Six years into the devastating war, Syrian women who sought refuge in Egypt have become stronger and acquired new survival skills.

10 Middle East artists to watch

Tuesday, Mar. 31, 2015 | Sophie Chamas, Contributor

Many female artists in the Middle East and North Africa are redefining their mediums.

Iranian VP works for change from within

Monday, Mar. 30, 2015 | Sahar Namazikhah, Contributor

In an interview with Al-Monitor, Shahindokht Molaverdi, vice president for Women and Family Affairs, talks about her role advocating for women's rights and the importance of working from within the administration for change.

Ultra-Orthodox woman fights for representation in Knesset

Sunday, Mar. 29, 2015 | Ben Caspit, Columnist

Ruth Colian managed to gather the needed resources to establish an ultra-Orthodox women's party that ran for a seat in the Knesset on March 17, but the ultra-Orthodox establishment keeps setting up obstacles.