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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.

The Rise of Renewable Energy in Mauritania

There is excitement in international development circles about the future of Africa and its economic potential. Yet, transforming the continent’s potential into reality poses a number of challenges.
Israel Closes Gaza Border Crossing to Everything But Humanitarian Relief

Israel Closes Gaza Border Crossing to Everything But Humanitarian Relief

The United Nations criticized Israel this past week for closing the Karam Abu Salem border crossing (also known as Kerem Shalom) between Israel and Gaza, warning that the measure could have negative repercussions.

Saudi-Iranian Rivalry: Israel’s Stake in the Game

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Iran Threatens Closure of Strait of Hormuz, Inflaming Tensions with U.S.

In response to economic threats from the United States, Iran has threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz, a shipping route between the Arabian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman that is critical to the shipment of oil.
Russian-Backed, Pro-Assad Forces Broker Deraa Ceasefire 2

Russian-Backed, Pro-Assad Forces Broker Deraa Ceasefire

Syrian-regime forces backing President Bashar al-Assad have regained control of the southwestern city of Deraa and many of the surrounding towns in the Deraa Province following a 20-day offensive that began on June 19.