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Hamas Closes Gaza Borders as Manhunt Begins for Israeli Assassins

Hamas Closes Gaza Borders as Manhunt Begins for Israeli Assassins

The death of Hamas’ political leader, Mazen Faqeh, has sparked outrage across the Gaza Strip, which has since been put on lockdown by the ruling Islamist group, Hamas.…

U.S.-Iranian Sanction War

Iran announced new sanctions on 15 U.S. companies for their support of Israel on March 26. The sanctions specifically target companies “for directly or indirectly participating in brutal…

Algeria Expands Oil Projects

Amid leadership changes in the energy sector, Algeria announced that it will attempt to increase the output of oil and gas by conducting exploration projects and investing $50…

Mounting Opposition to President Hadi from All Sides

A Houthi controlled court in Yemen sentenced internationally recognized President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi and six of his top associates to death for treason on March 25. The ruling…

Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak Goes Free

Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak Goes Free

Egypt’s ousted former President Hosni Mubarak, was set free from detention on March 24. His release marks the end of a six-year stay in federal prisons and, later,…

Moroccan Prime Minister Replaced

Moroccan Prime Minister Replaced

The King of Morocco replaced Prime Minister Benkirane of the Justice and Development Party (PJD) following a five-month deadlock. After the moderate Islamist PJD party won the highest…

Saudi Arabia Attracts Investment from Japan, China

Saudi Arabia Attracts Investment from Japan, China

Saudi Arabia courted East Asian political leaders and signed investment deals throughout March in an initiative to diversify its oil-dependent economy. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with…

Israeli Airstrikes, Syrian Threats Heighten Tensions

Israeli Airstrikes, Syrian Threats Heighten Tensions

Israel has conducted four sets of airstrikes in Syria since March 16, targeting the regime, Hezbollah, and alleged weapons shipments bound for Hezbollah. These strikes prompted Syrian anti-aircraft…

Iranian Pilgrims to Return to the Hajj

Iranian Pilgrims to Return to the Hajj

  After an absence at last year’s Hajj, Iranian citizens will attend this year’s pilgrimage to Mecca, says Saudi   Arabia. Last year was the first time in…

Egyptian MP  Seeks To Extend  Presidential Term

Egyptian MP Seeks To Extend Presidential Term

Egyptian parliamentarian Ismail Nasreddine introduced a new constitutional amendment on February 26 to extend the presidential term and remove term restrictions, among other measures. While Nasreddine justified the…