The United Arab Emirates is an authoritarian and patriarchal monarchy. Yet surprisingly the kingdom has a Ministry of Tolerance, which is led by a woman. But is her ministry anything more than a Potemkin village?
The tiny gulf nation state of Qatar has filed a discrimination complaint agains the United Arab Emirates. In taking the UAE to court it claims that it's people have been discriminated against.
The five-day battle has claimed the lives of at least 139 fighters. A UN envoy is seeking to end the fighting. The port at Hodeida is considered a lifeline for millions of Yemenis facing starvation.
German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer and his CSU party are engaged in a high-stakes gamble over asylum-seekers. That should not surprise anyone, says Jasper von Altenbockum of the Frankfurter Allgemeinen Zeitung.
In a surprise move, Ethiopia's government announced it would give up ownership of some state-owned companies, respect a decades-old peace deal with Eritrea and free prisoners. But what's the catch?
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