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Orient Weekly Watch: CSIORS Edition - Friday, February 2nd, 2024

2024-02-02 12:37

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Libya-Stability, French-Algerian, ReligiousFreedom, Migration-Challenges, Immigration-Law, Durra-Gas-Field, Saudi-Arabia-Kuwait, Regional-Tensions, Maritime-Agreement, Al-Menfi-ElSisi, oreign-Forces-Withdrawal , Cooperation-Development,

Orient Weekly Watch: CSIORS Edition - Friday, February 2nd, 2024

Let us navigate the Middle East nuances: a development in Libya; Algerian go away from France; Durra gas field dispute ended.


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



Libyaobserver.ly: Menfi and El Sisi engage in talks regarding assistance for the political development in Libya.

Al-Menfi and El Sisi met in Cairo, emphasizing Egypt's crucial role in supporting Libya's political process and ensuring stability. They discussed the withdrawal of foreign forces and reiterated their commitment to strengthening Libyan institutions for successful elections.


Aljazeera.com: Algerian-French Immigrants Flocking to Algeria in Search of Freedom and Opportunities

French-Algerian TenereFafa found religious freedom in Algeria, escaping challenges faced in France. Discontent with treatment and a restrictive immigration law prompted some French Algerians to leave. The contested law targeted immigration aspects and triggered protests. Post-2015, incidents like the Charlie Hebdo attacks increased acceptance of racism and Islamophobia in France.


Newarab.com: Saudi Arabia and Kuwait confirm their 'sole ownership' of the disputed Durra gas field.

Saudi Arabia and Kuwait reiterate exclusive ownership of the Durra gas field, sparking tensions with Iran. The joint statement emphasizes their sole rights and urges Iraq to honor a nullified maritime agreement. The situation adds to regional tensions despite recent diplomatic ties restoration between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

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