The collapse of the Ottoman Empire and the European partition of its territories more or less defined the borders of what we now know as the nation-states of the Middle East and North Africa.
As a consequence, the composition of each country’s society is a mixture of different heritages comprehending both the imperial and the colonial past, together with the impact of modernity and its technological revolution.
Fanack’s extensive society archive covers an analysis of each society in the region, in its various aspects including culture, religion, population, and more:
Sudan has been subjected to a slew of tough social changes since joining the International Monetary Fund program in 2021.
Lebanon's political and economic crisis has led to the greatest wave of emigration seen in its history.
As for Iraq, while the hijab law has received less criticism than it has in Iran, it is nonetheless enforced with the same rigor, and perhaps more so in the …
Al Nawab was born in Baghdad in 1934. His family was of aristocratic Indian descent, forced into exile in Iraq by the British.
Harboring around five million Arabs for over a decade, Turkey has become a safe haven for Middle Easterners wishing to travel with little to no visa …
Wheat imports have been hampered as a result of Moscow's military assault, causing the price of unsubsidized bread to rise by about 50 percent per loaf.
In recent months, Kuwait has witnessed a surge in misogynistic tirades by conservative men in positions of power.