Turkey’s Economic Meltdown Could Have Repercussions for Global Market

On August 13, Turkey’s central bank promised that it would “take all necessary measures” to stabilize its economy, starting with providing its banks liquidity in the face of the collapsing Turkish currency, the lira.

Five Years On: The Troubled Legacy of Egypt’s Rabaa Massacre

Five years later, little has been done to redress the killings, and recent events in Egypt further illustrate the injustices that have been perpetrated against the protesters at Rabaa Square.
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Security Crackdown Continues in Egypt as 75 Participants in 2013 Demonstrations Sentenced to Death

A Cairo Criminal Court sentenced 75 people to death on July 28, 2018, for various crimes associated with their clash with security forces during an “illegal” protest to the ousting of former President Mohamed Morsi.

Syrian Democratic Council and Assad Regime Agree to Roadmap to End Civil War

The SDC and Syrian regime agreed to form negotiating committees to address various aspects of the conflict and try to put an end to the seven-year conflict that has “exhausted the people and Syrian society.”

Europe, Ignoring Courts and Polisario, Approves Trade Deals with Morocco Covering Western Sahara

The fisheries agreement, which has existed since 2007, allows European ships to fish in Moroccan territorial waters in the Atlantic Ocean in exchange for $47.6 million in fees.
Discovery of Natural Gas Reserve Creates New Hope for Egyptian Economy

Discovery of Natural Gas Reserve Creates New Hope for Egyptian Economy

For many years, power cuts have been an inevitable part of daily life in Egypt, especially in the hot summer months.

Haftar’s Ambitions for a Unified Libya: Prospects for Peace or Recipe for Chaos?

Whatever one’s opinion of Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, the 75-year-old leader of the Libyan National Army (LNA) is without a doubt a major player whose presence or absence will be determinative in the ongoing Libyan conflict.

Oman Invests in Tourism Sector to Diversify Oil-Based Economy

In an era of low oil prices, many of the world’s oil-exporters are looking to diversify their economies from reliance on this volatile commodity.