Pictures of Morocco

Originally posted on Sebastian Buchner:
The Blue City and the blue sky of morning – Chefchaouen Gran Teatro Cervantes – an abandoned theatre in Tangier Moroccan essentials Chefchaouen Palace Gate in Marrakesh Tangier Essaouira

Christmas festivities in Bethlehem

Bethlehem, West Bank (AP) – Palestinians are preparing to host pilgrims from around the world in celebrating Christmas in the West Bank city of Bethlehem. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, the top Roman Catholic cleric in the Holy Land, crossed an Israeli military checkpoint from Jerusalem on Monday ahead of midnight Mass at the Church of the […]

Tunisia back on the tourism trail

Tunisia looks to be recovering the tourist numbers it lost following the 2015 terrorist attacks in Sousse, while jobs and FDI are also rebounding thanks to a batch of reforms. Sebastian Shehadi reports.   Tunisia back on the tourism trail   Sebastian Shehadi | 11/10/2018 Three years after the 2015 terrorist attack in Sousse, Tunisia is […]

Tunisia back on the tourism trail

Tunisia looks to be recovering the tourist numbers it lost following the 2015 terrorist attacks in Sousse, while jobs and FDI are also rebounding thanks to a batch of reforms. Sebastian Shehadi reports. Tunisia back on the tourism trail Sebastian Shehadi | 11/10/2018  Three years after the 2015 terrorist attack in Sousse, Tunisia is on track […]

Is Turkey really facing an ‘exodus’?

Turkey has inherited from its glorious past many unresolved issues; that of the unsettled Kurdish nation shared with three other neighbouring countries would be one of the most difficult to surmount. It is according to this article of  Bahar Baser, Coventry University and Emre Eren Korkmaz, University of Oxford facing some surge of conflict-induced emigration […]

The IMF’s outlook for the MENA region

 
The IMF’s outlook for the MENA region has become over the years some sort of a report of a year’s economic policy result assessment of each country. Generally, and despite the on-going unrest in parts of the Arab world and in its neighbouring countries, the near-term economic outlook is very much subject to uncertainties of the global economy. Lower oil prices and production volumes are felt to have led to obviously lower growth in 2017 for most of the region’s oil exporters. These latter have over time past given some boost to the economies in the region.
The role of the International MonetaryFund as an overseeing organisation is undeniably helping to have a view at one’s country’s performance from as it were a certain distance. As a global organisation, its main function is to help stabilise exchange rates and provide loans to countries in need. It has previously in its Economic Overview of the MENA countries came up with the following . . . .