Middle East
  • by Michael Lerner The country has appointed a Minister of Happiness, and will have "public happiness centres."

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    LAST UPDATE : Mar 21, 2016, 3:18 PM EDT
  • Hardliners see their political influence wane in the first major election in Iran since last year's landmark nuclear agreement.Middle East,Ayatollah Ali Khamenei,elections,Hassan Rouhani,Iran,nuclear agreement,Erin Wright
    Published Date : Feb 29, 2016, 10:52 AM EST
  • On Tuesday, two opposition parties withdrew from a commission designed to draft a new constitution that would, Erdogan hopes, expand the powers of the presidential office.Middle East,AKP,constitutional reform,Kurds,Recep Erdogan,Turkey,Lara Vergnaud
    Published Date : Feb 22, 2016, 10:16 AM EST
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    by Michael Lerner The regime cracked down in advance of the Jan. 25 revolution anniversary, but five years on, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is more secure than his predecessor.Middle East,Abdel Fattah al-Sisi,Africa,Arab Spring,China,Egypt,Hosni Mubarak,inflation,ISIS,Muslim Brotherhood,natural gas,oil,Protests,Sinai,terrorism,tourism,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Jan 22, 2016, 6:53 PM EST
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    by Michael Lerner Iran is at a structural disadvantage because S. Arabia has influential allies and Mecca.Middle East,Bahrain,Egypt,Gulf Cooperation Council,Iran,Iraq,Kuwait,oil,Oman,Qatar,Saudi Arabia,Shia,Sunni,Syria,UAE,Yemen,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Jan 06, 2016, 4:35 PM EST
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    by Michael Lerner All expats over 50 must leave the country as of March 1, 2016 to provide jobs for Kuwaitis.Middle East,education,expatriates,Hind Al-Sabeeh,Kuwait,Unemployment,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Dec 21, 2015, 3:25 PM EST