Country Profiles

Economically, historically and politically, Egypt is one of the most important countries in the Middle East and Northeast Africa.  Read more...
The ongoing drought in the lowlands and coastal areas continues to displace some local populations, who are leaving their homes in search of food and water.   Read more...
National elections took place on 23 May in a peaceful, orderly manner.  Read more...
On 24 May 2010, the Congress Party and its allies (UPA) completed the first year of its second term as the governing party.  Read more...
In the wake of the 7 March elections, there has been an increase in violence in Iraq.  Read more...
Despite initial promises in Israel’s Declaration of Independence of “complete equality of social and political rights,” inequalities persist between Israel’s Jewish and Arab communities.  Read more...
In the current global economic climate, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan struggles economically.  Read more...
Lebanon is located on the eastern edge of the Mediterranean Sea, bordered to the north and east by Syria and to the south by Israel.  Read more...


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