INTERNATIONAL. The war in Libya has been under way for months, without any indication of when it might end. Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s faction has been stronger and more cohesive than imagined and his enemies weaker and more divided.
This is not unusual. There is frequently a perception that dictators are widely hated and that their power will collapse when challenged. That is certainly true at times, but often the power of a dictator is rooted in the broad support of an ideological faction, an ethnic group or simply those who benefit from the regime.
As a result, naive assumptions
Posted: May 3, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Highest quarterly attack total since group took Mosul in June 2014; Al-Qaeda affiliates take a back seat five years after Bin Laden, but are still a significant threat.
Posted: February 18, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. ISIS growing in Libya, but airstrikes may be pushing militants toward the Sahel; Egypt jeopardizes tourism and FDI recovery with disruptive policies.
Posted: October 3, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The region is in the midst of some of the deadliest conflicts and worst humanitarian emergencies ever, with terrorist groups such as the ISIL and Al-Qaida affiliates "elevating the horror and complicating the search for solutions."
Posted: September 22, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Aims to help prevent civilian mass atrocities by providing earlier and more accurate warning on an ongoing basis; Sudan ranks 3rd, Egypt 5th, Pakistan 8th, Libya 24th.
Posted: August 30, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Lebanon's protest slogan, 'You Stink,' refers to much more than the piling up of garbage on the streets of Beirut and the lack of an efficient waste management system.
Posted: August 24, 2015
LIBYA. Telecom company announces the strategic consolidation of several Libyan owned shareholdings in mobile and fixed-line network operating companies in sub-Saharan Africa.
Posted: August 13, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Monthly output up 120,000 b/d from June; Saudi Arabia supply climbed 100,000 b/d to 10.45 million; Angola, UAE and Iran increased by 50,000, 30,000 and 20,000 b/d.
Posted: June 17, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. 2015 Global Peace Index Reveals an Increasingly Divided World; The Middle East is spiralling into deepening violence; Peacefulness in Europe reaches an historic high.
Posted: April 20, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The "Mare Nostrum" seek and rescue program was cancelled because of the cost and some politicians said it encouraged migrants to depart by raising their hopes rescue.
Posted: April 20, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Arab economies are estimated to be growing at between 2-3%, but annual growth of around 6.0% must be achieved if unemployment and poverty are to be contained.
Posted: April 16, 2015
UAE. The UAE is a typical example of how the growth of talents and skills is key to improving competitiveness; Algeria, Libya and Yemen rank in the bottom quartile globally, while most of the GCC countries rank among the top quartile globally.
Posted: April 10, 2015
JORDAN. According to data compiled by webteb.com, the intake of calories throughout the region has steadily risen in recent years, boosted by increased sugar, milk, and meat consumption.
Posted: February 16, 2015
EGYPT. First time Egypt confirms launching air strikes against the group in Libya; Shows President al-Sisi is ready to expand his fight against Islamist militancy.
Posted: January 6, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The region is emerging from the uncertainty of the past half-decade, and the foundations of its future are taking shape. This process will not be neat or orderly, but changes are clearly taking place.
Posted: December 16, 2014
UAE. 2015 cannot be worse than 2014; Libya and Syria are not likely to resolve their problems in 2015; Fall of oil prices will have a destabilizing impact on most countries in the short term.