The MENARA project has prepared a series of five timelines with the aim of understanding past trends and events and their impact over the current regional order. The following timelines go over the most important developments in the MENA since the rise of Western influence over the region, at the turn of the 19th Century, until the latest [...]
Israel captured West Jerusalem during the 1948 war, and illegally occupied and annexed East Jerusalem in 1967 in contravention to international law and Un resolutions. Since then, Israeli measures - including the annexation of adjacent land, forcible displacement, home demolitions, the construction of a high concrete separation Wall on occupied territories and the use of [...]
The West Bank is a land-locked area sealed off by Israel to its north, south and west; and Jordan to the East. It was entirely occupied by Israel in 1967 (including East Jerusalem), with over 200 settlements illegal built today supporting a total Jewish population of over 600.000. Israel has further annexed thousands of hectares [...]
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Today 68,5 million people are forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of conflict, persecution, violence, or human rights violations. Where does the Mena region stand? Watch our infographic!
On June 5, 2017, Saudi Arabia and its allies Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced almost simultaneously that they were severing diplomatic ties with Qatar. One year after the start of the biggest diplomatic crisis in the Gulf, who is the winner? Watch our infographic!
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