The economic outlook for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) was already grim as the region struggles to cope with the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. On Monday, that horizon darkened further as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) projected an even deeper recession for the region, and warned of[…]
The Global War on Terror (GWAT) was still determining US policies. This is the opinion of Washington-based activist and author, Phyllis Bennis. The US had a military budget of $617 billion and even if that budget was halved, it would still dwarf that of other countries, she said. She was[…]
The complex and interwoven politics of the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region “as a playground for foreign players” is under discussion at a two-day conference hosted by the Afro-Middle East Centre (AMEC) conference in Pretoria this week. The conference is attended by various ambassadors, academics, opinion-makers and analysts from[…]
Egypt has opened an investigation into deposed president Mohamed Morsi for allegedly handing over to Qatar “documents relevant to national security,” state news agency MENA reported on Wednesday. Morsi is already facing the death penalty in several trials and his supporters have been the target of a bloody crackdown by[…]
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