From the Algerian telecoms explosion to Emirati start-ups, Arab countries are closing the gap on bigger economies.
A new World Economic Forum report explores key trends, challenges and opportunities in the region.
At Luxury Time, a restaurant in the Kurdish city of Erbil, there are no man-size portions.
Because the region's tech industry is still relatively new, there is no legacy of it being male-dominated. Female entrepreneurs are working hard to keep it that way.
Just one in four Libyan women are employed, according to the World Bank.
The state ban ended on Sunday, marking the end of the world's last ban on female drivers.
Developing nations take in the overwhelming majority of the world's refugees - 2.7 million of them in the last year alone.
Global peace has declined for the fourth year in a row contributing to an increase in displaced and stateless people.
An unprecedented number of women, particularly millennial women, are joining the workforce of the Muslim world, in a movement where economics appears to trump culture.
The consequences of President Trump's decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal are likely to be dramatic, and far outlive his time in office.
A guide to the nuclear disarmament deal with Iran, following President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw US support.
In a region facing geopolitical turmoil, a lack of jobs and a shift away from oil-based economies, small businesses are leading the way towards growth and reform.
Rapid population growth in the Middle East and Africa will create challenges as well as opportunities.
Imad Alarnab is a chef living in London. He is also a Syrian refugee. Here's how he is using his culinary skills to raise money to help others fleeing his home country.
Morocco is well on the way to achieving its 52% renewable energy target by 2030, with help from a new $9 billion solar power plant.