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Orient Weekly Watch: CSIORS Edition - Friday, January 19th, 2024

2024-01-19 10:26

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middle-east, Oil-Prices, Middle-East-Tensions, Supply-Disruptions , Geopolitical-Events, International-Cooperation, Libya-Stability, FairElections, Southern-Borders, Ramadan-Preparations , Festive-Treats, Spiritual-Journey, Cultural-Finesse,

Orient Weekly Watch: CSIORS Edition - Friday, January 19th, 2024

Let us navigate the Middle East nuances: Moroccan Ramadan; Libya collaboration with Britain; Middle East tension about oil prices.


Let us guide you through the Middle East with curated links: insightful analyses and forecasts from top sources on regional complexities.



Moroccoworldnews.com: Moroccan Ramadan: Embracing the Holy Month with Cultural Traditions

Moroccans eagerly ready themselves for Ramadan, focusing on festive treats, spices, and home preparations. The countdown involves not just culinary delights but also seeking forgiveness, practicing kindness, and embracing charity. As Ramadan approaches, Moroccans celebrate tradition, spirituality, and cultural finesse.


Libyaobserver.ly: British Ambassador Emphasizes the Importance of Collaborating with the International Community on Libya

British Ambassador Martin Longden and Deputy Head of the Presidential Council Mossa Al-Koni discussed the importance of international cooperation for stability in Libya. Longden expressed UK support for the Presidential Council's efforts, emphasizing collaboration to overcome political challenges. Al-Koni highlighted the need for fair elections and securing southern borders, addressing the impact of neighboring instability on southern Libya.


Thenationalnews.com: Continued Middle East Tensions Propel Oil Prices Toward Weekly Gains

Oil prices are on track for weekly gains due to ongoing Middle East tensions and concerns about potential supply disruptions. Brent traded at $79.06 per barrel, with West Texas Intermediate at $74.19 per barrel. Recent Houthi attacks in the Red Sea raised worries about the key oil route. OPEC's positive demand forecasts and geopolitical events, including US-led coalition actions in Yemen, contribute to the upward trend in oil prices.

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