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28 Jun
Egypt on the Hill: Criticism, Praise, and Policy

June 28, 2017 Christian Bischoff The issue of U.S. policy toward Egypt has come up in four ...

22 May
President Trump Visits Saudi Arabia, Announces $110 billion Arms Sale

During his first foreign visit to Saudi Arabia beginning on May 20, President Donald Trump ...

11 Jan
Millions Turn Out for Rafsanjani’s Funeral in Tehran

  Source: Xinhua Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, President of Iran from 1989 to 1997, and a leading figure ...

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, ...

04 Jan
Egyptian Activist Ahmed Maher Released after Three-Year Sentence

Ahmed Maher, a co-founder of the April 6 movement, was scheduled to be released from ...

10 Nov 2016
After Two-Year Gap, Aoun Becomes Lebanon’s New President

After more than two years of delay, Lebanon's Parliament elected Michael Aoun, a former chief ...

18 Jul 2016
Bahrain Dissolves Al-Wefaq Opposition Group

On Monday, a court in Bahrain dissolved the al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, the island-nation’s largest ...

27 Jun 2016
Turkey Arrests Three Activists for Promoting “Terrorist Propaganda”

Turkey Arrests Three Activists on Terrorism Charges: Turkey arrested three press freedom activists on charges ...

23 Jun 2016
State Department Reports on Bahrain’s Implementation of the BICI

The State Department submitted to Congress an unclassified report on the steps taken by the ...

13 Jun 2016
UN Reconsiders Blacklisting of Saudi Coalition after Pressure

 Photo Credit: AFP The UN announced on Monday, June 6th, that it had removed the Saudi ...