Results for Tag: Mediterranean Sea

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As UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech Approaches, What is the State of Morocco’s National Security?

What is the state of security today in Morocco? An initial answer would be that the country is still vulnerable for a number of reasons. According to recent reports, Moroccan jihadists are continuing to join IS in Libya and are increasing communication and coordination with sympathizers back home.

Pollution in Lebanon Posing Serious Health Risks, Damaging Tourism

Experts in actuarial science and the heads of environmental associations believe that finding quick and drastic solutions to Lebanon’s environmental pollution problems are likely to be extremely difficult in light of the country’s worsening security and economic situation.

Egypt’s Security Fragile Amid Allegations of Human Rights Violations

The security situation in the Arab world’s most populous nation remains fragile. While the number of terrorist attacks has generally decreased in the capital Cairo and other major cities, according to Interior Ministry figures and statements made by al-Sisi in April 2016, the security situation is far from stable.

Egypt’s Economy Continues to Decline

Since the 2011 revolution that toppled Egypt’s long-time autocrat Hosni Mubarak, Egypt’s economy has been in decline. A series of leaders after the uprising have failed to improve the economy, resulting in increased hardship for citizens, especially the poor majority. Despite Gulf allies pumping billions of US dollars into the ailing country’s economy, Egypt’s economy is still floundering.

The Palestinian Museum: “It Will Bring Our Scattered People Closer Together”

The museum, to open in May 2016 is a recognition and celebration of Palestinian culture. The younger generation wanted the concept to be broad; not just to look back and commemorate the past, but also to appreciate Palestinian life and culture.

Sinai Heat Thaws Egypt-Israel Relations

Egyptian-Israeli relations have experienced a remarkable shift since the ouster of Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Morsi in July 2013 and the election a year later of General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. The shift is all the more notable because Egypt has for the past decade not participated in a joint strategy with any of its neighbours, including Arab nations, to surmount similar challenges.

In Tunisia, is it an Era of Democracy or Terrorism?

The Hotel Riu Imperial Marhaba massacre, which left 38 people dead, was by far the bloodiest attack in the country’s recent history. It reflected a rise in religiously-motivated violence, following the Bardo Museum attack on 18 March…

Sinai Heat Thaws Egypt-Israel Relations

Egyptian-Israeli relations have experienced a remarkable shift since the ouster of Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Morsi in July 2013 and the election a year later of General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. The shift is all the more notable because Egypt has for the past decade not participated in a joint strategy with any of its neighbours, including Arab nations, to surmount similar challenges.

Development of the Palestinian Economy

Since ancient times, Palestinians have been farmers, due to the presence of fertile soil and water. This changed from the middle of the 19th century as a result of increasing trade relations with Western nations. An important development was also the gradual expansion of a parallel economy by Jewish settlers.

Refugees of the War in Syria

The influx of refugees has, since early 2013, become an enormous challenge for Syria’s neighbours, with serious implications for the stability of the entire region.