Last week’s sabotage of oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz and a recent drone attack on a Saudi oil refinery by Iranian-backed Houthi rebels have increased talk of war with Iran in regional dailies.
Yet another cycle of violence between Israel and Palestine started and ended over the weekend, prompting regional observers to write some familiar op-eds. Outside of Israel, many condemned the disproportionate violence against the Palestinians in the Occupied Territories.
Egyptian voters have overwhelmingly approved constitutional reforms extending the length of presidential terms, enabling President Abdul Fattah el-Sisi to continue ruling for the next decade.
What began weeks ago in Sudan as a protest against rising food prices has resulted in the dramatic ousting and subsequent imprisonment of the country’s longtime ruler, Omar Al Bashir.
Abdul Aziz Bouteflika, president of Algeria for the last twenty years, has resigned in the face of largely peaceful protests around the country. Mr. Bouteflika has been in the public eye since the war of liberation against France, more than sixty years ago.
U.S. President Donald Trump recently tweeted that his administration will recognize Israel’s annexation of the Syrian Golan Heights. The announcement, which has largely been received with shock by media in the region, upends over five decades of U.S.
The senseless murder of fifty Muslim worshippers during Friday religious services in Christchurch, New Zealand has elicited strong reactions across the region.
One month away from national elections in Israel, and with corruption charges hanging over the embattled prime minister, anti-Netanyahu voters are beginning to coalesce around the new Israel Resilience (Hosen Le'Yisrael) and Yesh Atid alliance, known popularly as the “Blue and White.” The politic
Representatives from more than fifty countries, including most of the leaders of the European Union member states, met in Egypt last week to discuss a common agenda on migration, terrorism, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and other mutual concerns.
The abrupt resignation of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has sparked debate in the regional media over the balance between hardliners and moderates within Iran. Considered one of the major forces behind the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, Mr.