With government oversight in question and toxins piling up, residents say they are being poisoned and disempowered.
Saudi Arabia turns against political Islam with its ban on the Muslim Brotherhood.
Saudi youth remain devout but want more openness in how their faith is practiced.
Across the country, many urban hospitals are under-staffed and under-resourced—unable to meet patient demand. Photographer Sami Siva documents the challenges.
Saudi Arabia finds itself in the midst of major social change as the relationship between the House of Saud and its official religious establishment shift.
After decades of declining popularity under the ascendance of political Islam, Arabism is seeing a revival of sorts among Saudi youth as a way out of the sectarian conflicts now gripping the region.
The kingdom's official version of Islam, Wahhabism, has dampened Saudi creativity and impeded government modernization programs. But reform is in the air.
In Nigeria, birth control is stigmatized, misunderstood, and inaccessible—especially for youth. Abortion is legal only when the life of a mother is endangered. But at least 760,000 occur every year.
More and more young Japanese women aspire to work as hostesses in bars. Experts say this popularity reflects a lack of professional opportunities for Japanese women.
Syria, Iran, Egypt and oil are pushing the US and Saudi Arabia apart, as President Obama's recent cool reception the kingdom showed.
With the country in economic decline, foreign sex tourists have swept in to exploit girls as young as eight or nine. Officials have mostly turned a blind eye.
Five serious outbreaks of the plague have spotlighted the perilous state of public health in this island nation.