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Israel's strategy: between mowing the grass or uprooting it

Ben WhiteHeard about the guy who fell off a skyscraper? On his way down past each floor, he kept saying to reassure himself: So far so good...so far so good...so far so good...

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UAE's assertive stance will not result in greater stability and prosperity

Nasim AhmedWatching political opportunism at its crudest is an ugly thing. The most audacious attempts usually generate sarcastic laughter just as easily as disbelief and anger. What is interesting about its most naked form in the latest example is the way that it unites countries and regimes that only recently failed to see eye to eye.

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Politics aside, youth connect over security and economy issues

Christine PetréAs Tunisia's first free Presidential election is nearing young Tunisians share their thoughts on political strategy and their hopes for the future.

Tunisia, considered a democratic success story, is the only Arab Spring country, which has succeeded in maintaining a relatively peaceful democratic transition since the revolution three years ago ousted former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. The Parliamentary Election on October 26 was a democratic milestone, which passed by without major incidents and with approximately 3.5 million, around 69% of the registered voters, visiting the polling stations.

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Youth challenges in the MENA region

Prof Emma MurphyIn September 2014, Arab labour ministers met with representatives of the ILO, trade unions and employers' organisations at the Arab Labour Conference in Cairo. Their debates revolved around the alarming increase in unemployment in recent years, with young people being particularly at risk as economies fail to grow sufficiently fast or in sectors which can accommodate the growing number of labour market entrants every year. In fact, participants argued that economic growth rates were declining in part because of the acute rise in youth unemployment since 2010 which lowers productivity and reduces demand.

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Egypt's Israeli tactics in Sinai

An attack against the Egyptian military in the Sinai peninsula on Friday resulted in the death of 31 soldiers. No group has yet claimed responsibility, but reports suggest that the deadly assault was likely carried out by al-Qaida-inspired groups in the area.

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