#Holool featured 6 performances by extraordinary youth, alongside 3 senior opinion leaders, all focused on the theme


Religion plays a large role in public school curricula in Arab countries throughout their different stages.


The Syrian crisis enters its seventh year with Russia playing a prominent role as demonstrated by its robust military intervention as well as sponsoring negotiations between Syrian President Bashar

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Dec, 19 2015

Munathara's annual year-end event brings together contributions from artists and speakers from all over the Arab world, focused on a single topic. Contributions ranged from song to dance to poetry to speeches, all speaking to those in power.

Nov, 19 2015

The crisis in Syria has affected not only Syria, but the entire Middle East.

Oct, 18 2015

As the Middle East and North Africa has faced a time of turmoil - with revolutions, transitions, and wars - a new and fierce battle is being waged between Arab states and the Islamic State (ISIS).

Oct, 04 2015

After the high expectations brought by the "Arab Spring", the Arab world is divided: there are those who believe that the region is at the mercy of Western conspiracies and those who no longer doubt that the problems plaguing the Arab world are caused by the Arabs themselves.

Jun, 18 2015

Every year, more than 2 billion Muslims celebrate the holy month of Ramadan. But every year, there is confusion about when it begins.

May, 15 2015

As the world approaches the fifth anniversary of the Arab revolutions, Munathara takes a look back at the impact of the revolutions with #DD15 on the motion: “The Arab World was Better off Before the Revolutions.” As the region faces continued war and violence in Yemen, Syria, and Libya and renew

Mar, 25 2015

After the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris in January 2015, almost nothing has been more controversial and spurred more conversations all around the world than freedom of expression. Does anyone have the right to say whatever they want, regardless of the effect that it might have on others?

Dec, 23 2014

Most of Munathara’s debates feature two sides – for and against – arguing two different sides of a motion. But, often topics are not so black and white. So, what about a third opinion? And all the other opinions? That’s what #DDX is about.

Nov, 13 2014

#DD13: Does a Successful Democratic Transition in the Arab World Require the Participation of Political Islam?

Oct, 26 2014

#DD12: Arabs Want Security Before Rights and Freedoms?

The second installment of Munathara Policy Debates series raised one of the defining issues of modern public life in the Arab world: the balance between security and stability on the one hand and rights and freedoms on the other.