Foreign Relations

  • Foreign relations between countries both within the MENA region and outside of it often take the form of regional cooperation councils such as the Arab League, the Gulf Cooperation Council, and Arab Maghreb Union.

  • Article // Aug 26, 2014
    Mohamed Elmenshawy
    After weeks of fighting, an Islamist and jihadist alliance led by Ansar al-Sharia--a group with ties to Islamic State (formerly ISIS)--has taken control of Benghazi and declared an "Islamic Emirate." The developments in Libya have come as a shock to the Egyptian government, which considers an Islamic state on Egypt's 720-mile long western border an immediate threat to Egypt's national security.

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