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21 Nov
What’s Next for Saudi Arabia?

November 21, 2017 The forced resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Sa’ad al-Hariri in early November after ...

05 Jan
Libyan Official Resigns; Haftar Dismisses Unity Talks

Photo Credit: Al Hadass Online Moussa al-Kuni, the Deputy Head of the UN-backed government’s Presidential Council, ...

20 Jul 2016
U.S. Statements on Turkey’s Attempted Coup: A Timeline

On the evening of Friday, July 15, factions within the Turkish military attempted to overthrow ...

12 May 2016
Lebanese Municipal Elections Spark Initial Optimism despite Low Turnout

Photo Credit: Daily Star Lebanon For the first time since 2010, Lebanon held municipal elections to ...

05 May 2016
Iraqis Seek End to Government Corruption though Analysts Remain Pessimistic

Photo Credit: Haider Mohammed Ali/AFP/Getty Images Protesters rallied by cleric Muqtada al-Sadr charged Iraq’s heavily fortified ...

15 Mar 2016
Libya Announces Government of National Accord to Assume Exclusive Authority

Despite continued opposition from hardliners on both sides, the Presidential Council-nominated and UN-backed Government of ...

19 Feb 2016
Iraqis Frustrated over Pace and Substance of Abadi’s Reform Efforts

 Photo Credit: Reuters/ Khalid al Mousily Following last summer’s protests that called for political changes, Iraqi Prime ...

16 Feb 2016
Libya Announces Revised Lineup for Unity Government

Photo Credit: Esam Omran Al-Fetori/Reuters After the initial lineup of the Libyan Government of National Accord ...

28 Jan 2016
GNA Rejected by HoR, US Considers Military Action in Libya

Photo Credit: Reuters/Zoubeir Souissi While there has been an effort among the United States and its ...

20 Jan 2016
Libya Announces Government of National Accord Lineup

Photo Credit: Fadel Senna/Agence France-Presse On January 19, the Cabinet led by Prime Minister-designate Fayez Sarraj announced the lineup ...