The government wants to make naturalization easier with a new citizenship law. But for the 126,000 stateless people, nothing will change.
By shutting down thousands of beauty salons across Afghanistan, the Taliban have taken another great stride toward erasing women from public life. Here are some of the other restrictions faced by Afghan women.
For migrants in Italy getting special protection status can be life-changing. But lawmakers have now approved a law severely restricting access.
In this special edition of Middle East Matters, we focus on the Kurds. Spread across four nations, they are the world's largest stateless ethnic group. Indigenous to the Middle East and numbering at least 35 million, the Kurds have sought to establish a homeland of their own since the fall of the Ottoman Empire in the 1920s.