Middle East
  • by Michael Lerner Jordan's economy is growing even as it copes with a massive influx of Syrian refugees.

    Zaatari Refugee Camp, Jordan.
    LAST UPDATE : Apr 13, 2016, 9:56 AM EDT
  • by Michael Lerner The country has appointed a Minister of Happiness and has begun a 100 day plan to promote happiness.Middle East,happiness,Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid,U.A.E,Michael Lerner
    Published Date : Mar 17, 2016, 11:37 AM EDT
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    by Michael Lerner The country has appointed a Minister of Happiness, and will have "public happiness centres."

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 21, 2016, 3:18 PM EDT
  • Hardliners see their political influence wane in the first major election in Iran since last year's landmark nuclear agreement.Middle East,Ayatollah Ali Khamenei,elections,Hassan Rouhani,Iran,nuclear agreement,Erin Wright
    Published Date : Feb 29, 2016, 10:52 AM EST
  • On Tuesday, two opposition parties withdrew from a commission designed to draft a new constitution that would, Erdogan hopes, expand the powers of the presidential office.Middle East,AKP,constitutional reform,Kurds,Recep Erdogan,Turkey,Lara Vergnaud
    Published Date : Feb 22, 2016, 10:16 AM EST