Khalifa Haftar – Has the Gamble Failed?
May 22, 2020

Khalifa Haftar – Has the Gamble Failed?

Israel Shines in the Gulf Where Big Powers Falter
May 20, 2020

Israel Shines in the Gulf Where Big Powers Falter

Turkey to Soon Begin Gas and Oil Exploration in Mediterranean
May 15, 2020

Turkey to Soon Begin Gas and Oil Exploration in Mediterranean

All Staff of Egyptian Hospital Test Positive for Coronavirus
May 15, 2020

All Staff of Egyptian Hospital Test Positive for Coronavirus

What Kind of Man Is Iraq’s New Prime Minister?
May 15, 2020

What Kind of Man Is Iraq’s New Prime Minister?

US Military Drawdown in Saudi Arabia Threatens to Fuel Arms Race
May 15, 2020

US Military Drawdown in Saudi Arabia Threatens to Fuel Arms Race

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Turkey to Soon Begin Gas and Oil Exploration in Mediterranean
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Turkey to Soon Begin Gas and Oil Exploration in Mediterranean

On 14 May 20, Turkey announced its intention to proceed with oil and gas drilling activities in the Eastern Mediterranean. Energy Minister Fatih Donmez said that seismic surveys will take place in

All Staff of Egyptian Hospital Test Positive for Coronavirus
EgyptNewsNorth Africa

All Staff of Egyptian Hospital Test Positive for Coronavirus

All medical personnel at Al-Azhar University Hospital have tested positive for the coronavirus, Al-Jazeera reported. Consequently on 13 May 2020, The Egyptian Medical Syndicate (EMS) called for an

Algeria to Begin Building Three New Seawater Desalination Plants
AlgeriaNewsNorth Africa

Algeria to Begin Building Three New Seawater Desalination Plants

On 7 May 2020, the Algerian Minister of Water Resources, Arezki Berraki, stated that work on the construction of three new seawater desalination plants will soon start in Algeria. The infrastructu

Morocco Cancels All Exams Except High School Tests
MoroccoNewsNorth AfricaSociety

Morocco Cancels All Exams Except High School Tests

On 12 May 2020 during a session at the House of Councilors, Morocco’s Minister of Education Said Amzazi announced the official cancellation of all final exams during the 2019-2020 academic year. T

Saudi Arabia Jails Owner of Halal Bar
ArabiaCulture +NewsSaudi ArabiaSociety

Saudi Arabia Jails Owner of Halal Bar

A Saudi Criminal Court has convicted the Saudi owner of a “halal bar” to three months in prison and a fine of US $2600 (10,000 Saudi riyals) for advertising what he called “halal wine”. After seve

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US Military Drawdown in Saudi Arabia Threatens to Fuel Arms Race
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US Military Drawdown in Saudi Arabia Threatens to Fuel Arms Race

One thing is certain, the recent US military pullback from Saudi Arabia will fuel a brewing arms race in the Middle East at a time when the region, struggling with the public health and devastatin

An Outbreak Anywhere Is an Outbreak Everywhere
Israel/PalestineMashreq–WorldwidePoliticsSaudi Arabia

An Outbreak Anywhere Is an Outbreak Everywhere

New York governor Andrew Cuomo has become the articulate, compassionate political face of government competence in fighting a pandemic. That’s quite an achievement for a man who as late as earl

Gulf Security: Arab Gulf States Have No Good Options
AnalysisArabiaMashreq–WorldwidePoliticsSaudi Arabia

Gulf Security: Arab Gulf States Have No Good Options

The coronavirus pandemic and its economic fallout may rewrite the security as well as the political and economic map of the Middle East. The crisis will probably color Gulf attitudes towards the r

Turkey Sells Remote Weapon Platform to NATO Members
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Turkey Sells Remote Weapon Platform to NATO Members

  Turkish defence contractor ASELSAN has signed a contract with undisclosed NATO countries for the procurement of remote controlled weapons station, which includes SARP Stabilised Advanced

OPEC Production Cut Papers over Cracks in US-Gulf Relations
Mashreq–WorldwideSaudi ArabiaUAE

OPEC Production Cut Papers over Cracks in US-Gulf Relations

A decision by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and non-OPEC producers like Russia to temporarily end a price war and cut production amounts to a time-out rather than an end