As the number of Covid-19 related infections and deaths rises, so the regime continues to introduce precautionary and preventive countermeasures to try and mitigate its spread.
Countries across the MENA region are facing severe water shortages yet have done little to ameliorate a shared problem. Will the Covid-19 pandemic teach them that working cooperatively is the only way to resolve a looming crisis?
Covid-19 is spreading fast in Egypt notably among the armed forces and so the government has introduced a military curfew and other sweeping measures to try and contain it. Egyptians count on God and the hot weather to save them.
Will the global battle against coronavirus help to counter three major MENA wars? The evidence is mixed. Despite Covid-19 numbers rising dramatically in the Gulf states and elsewhere in the Middle East (with a particular concern that Egypt is both suppressing true numbers and showing itself dangerously unprepared) there is one ray of positive news. In Syria, one of the three major conflicts in the region, combatants have appeared much readier to accept a truce and to consider putting talks ahead of guns. In Libya, however, the warlord General …
After weeks of playing down the Covid-19 crisis, the government of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has started to worry.
War in three countries, tension with Iran, growing regional instability. Is it any surprise that the arms trade to MENA is hot and getting hotter?
Economies in the MENA region were slowing even before coronavirus hit.
Summary: Both Algeria and Tunisia have cause for concern as the war in Libya, fuelled and supported by outside players, continues with no end in sight.