Middle East Weekly Roundup: Arrests of Saudi princes, Hariri’s resignation, and a Houthi missile fired at Riyadh

Lebanese Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, resigned from office and Saudi State News Agency al-Arabiya announced that in an anti-corruption probe led by Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman, eleven princes, fourteen sitting ministers and ‘tens’ of ex-ministers have been detained.

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Middle East Weekly Roundup: Saudi Arabia accuses Iran of interfering in Yemen, a new political party in Turkey, and the return of the formerly displaced to Nineveh

Saudi Arabia hosted its Future Investment Initiative summit in Riyadh this week, one policeman was killed and eight others injured in an attack in Bahrain’s capital Manama, and The UAE  announced plans for the state owned company Emirates to develop a fleet of driverless vehicles.

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Middle East Weekly Roundup: Tensions between Kurdish leaders and Baghdad, Morocco recalls its ambassador to Algeria, and Egyptian security forces clash with militants in the Sinai

UN-backed talks intended to resolve differences between rival factions in Libya ended on Saturday after a month of activity, dozens of Egyptian police were killed in clashes with militants in the country’s western desert, and the US Department of Defense announced that US forces conducted airstrikes on two ISIS training camps in Yemen.

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Regulation and resilience: The protection of property rights in Palestinian refugee communities

While members of the Palestinian diaspora occupy a precarious social position and are often subject to successive removals from new homes, refugees have nonetheless put down roots and sought to secure their new homes in a number of ways.
Dr. Nadya Hajj, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Wellesley College, shows how this is the case.

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