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Algeria Election May Bring New Era or Continued Protests

Algeria Election May Bring New Era or Continued Protests

Algeria’s powerful army chief promises that a presidential election on Thursday will chart a new era for a nation where the highest office has stood vacant for eight months.

Saudi Aramco: From 'Prosperity Well' to Energy Giant

Saudi Aramco: From 'Prosperity Well' to Energy Giant

From its beginnings in 1938 when it first struck oil with the aptly named "Prosperity Well", Saudi Arabia's energy giant Aramco has delivered unimaginable riches to the kingdom. Over the decades, the firm has grown into the world's largest and most profitable energy company, generating some 10 pe

Water-Scarce Gulf States Bank on Desalination, at a Cost

"We have water, and it's the most important thing in a house," says Abdullah al-Harthi from the port city of Sur in Oman, a country that relies on desalination plants. But for Oman and the other Gulf countries dominated by vast and scorching deserts, obtaining fresh water from the sea comes at a

Graffiti in Tahrir Square Documents Iraqis’ Anger, Sadness and Hopes

Graffiti in Tahrir Square Documents Iraqis’ Anger, Sadness and Hopes

The Iraqi protesters, also known as the October Revolution Youth, did not stop at protesting and chanting.

Houthi Self-Styled Zakat Authority Threatens Levies against Merchants

Houthi Self-Styled Zakat Authority Threatens Levies against Merchants

The Houthi militias in Yemen are preparing to lead new wave of extortion through their self-styled Zakat agency against merchants and businessmen in areas under their control, namely Sanaa. Zakat is a religiously imposed tax in Islam. A statement by leading Houthi official Shamsan Abu Nashtan,

New App Predicts Water-Related Conflict in Iraq, Iran

New App Predicts Water-Related Conflict in Iraq, Iran

Conflicts over water are likely to flare up in Iraq, Mali and India in the coming year, according to the developers of an app launched on Thursday which aims to help prevent violence by flagging up potential flashpoints. They said the “groundbreaking” early warning tool, which has also predicted

In Protest-Hit Lebanon, Debate Tents Draw in the Street

In Protest-Hit Lebanon, Debate Tents Draw in the Street

A secular state, early elections, solving poverty.

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