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Podcast: Egypt’s parliament approves constitutional amendments, Hifter forces advance in SW Libya, and US House of Representatives votes to end support for war in Yemen
This week, Egypt’s parliament approves a motion to amend the country’s constitution. The proposed amendments would keep the current President, General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, in power until 2034. In Libya, Libyan National Army (LNA) commander Khalifa Hifter continues operation to take territory in the country’s southwest, including al-Sharara oil field. And in Washington, the US […]
Podcast: EU works to maintain trade with Iran, Qatar’s Emir visits Lebanon, Tunisia gets a new party
This week, European Union diplomats and Iranian representatives adopt a new mechanism to maintain trade as Iran works to comply with the nuclear deal in the face of US sanctions. Qatar’s Emir travels to Lebanon for a financial conference, pledging funds for the country’s economy and appearing to step into the Lebanese political arena. And in Tunis, Youssef Chahed leads Tahya Tounes, a party breaking from the ruling Nidaa Tounes over economic policy and political infighting.
In this week’s episode of the Middle East Weekly podcast, we discuss the worsening humanitarian situation in Eastern Ghouta, Syria, where over 1,000 people have been killed in 2 weeks and 400,000 families are living under siege, as Bashar al Assad’s forces attack the rebel-held city.
On this week’s episode of the Middle East Weekly, we discuss Sa’ad Hariri’s resignation from his post as Prime Minister of Lebanon; the earthquake that struck the Iran-Iraq border; and a coalition deal that allowed IS fighters to leave Raqqa.
Middle East Weekly explores the human cost of the White House’s approach to immigration policy, and what it means for U.S. foreign policy.
Middle East Weekly discusses rebel Aleppo’s final hours, a migration route through Morocco to Europe, and last week’s deadly bombing in Istanbul.
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