Jomaa Al-Mesmari
Jordanian Writer

Jordan is rapidly becoming an absolute monarchy with all power concentrated in the hands of the King. This is what the constitutional amendments aim to achieve. Yet, they will only increase the current state of tension and put the King against the people, who have lost all confidence in the political system. 

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Sara Arifi
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Hadeel Rawabia
– Jordanian Journalist
The already bleak prospects of the Syrian economy have worsened in recent months with the Lebanese crisis, the enactment of the Caesar Act and now the coronavirus pandemic. This paper examines their impact on the Syrian economy and the population at large.

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The systematic campaign against Judge Bitar was accompanied by a number of fraudulent maneuvers in which the ruling forces managed to evade punishment and to disrupt and obstruct the investigation.
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Daraj joins the voices of the Egyptian human rights organizations that have a issued a statement condemning the referral of Zaki to the emergency court, while affirming its commitment to defending public freedoms in Egypt and other countries in the region where many of the authorities have targeted social and political activists. 

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With a coordinated legal and political campaign, Lebanon’s scorned depositors can finally coerce banking elites into taking responsibility for their actions.
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The suffocating Houthi siege imposed on the city of Taiz has made the process of fetching water from outside the house fraught with security risks.
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It seems that Egypt, the country with the biggest population in the Arab world, intends to also own the region’s largest prison. Meanwhile, our fear is that the whole country is being turned into one big prison… 
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Ghalia Al Alwani is a Syrian academic living in Beirut, Lebanon. In this video she expresses how in the aftermath of the Beirut Port Explosion, like many of the youth that were still in the country, she has lost hope in any change. She explains that the corrupt ruling class in Lebanon don’t prioritize the youth, which is why many of them leave.

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