Post-ISIS Middle East Must Emphasize Strong Government

ISIS is really bad. Their contribution to an increasing number of dead, injured, and refugees as well as consistent threat towards Middle Eastern powers has earned them the concern of surrounding countries. (Mercy Corps) However, things can get a lot worse. As we struggle to find a solution to this struggle against evil, few people can see the resulting repercussions that lay ahead.

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What’s Behind Saudi Support for the Iran Deal?

In July, King Salman of Saudi Arabia officially announced his nation’s support for the Iran nuclear deal. In the past, Saudi Arabia and Iran have never been the best of friends, but King Salman says that President Obama assured him of the deal’s success. However, perhaps there are other reasons for Saudi Arabia’s support that lie below the surface.

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Crane Collapses in Mecca Before Annual Hajj

The crane belongs to the Saudi Bin Laden Group, a multinational conglomerate group founded in 1931 by Mohammed bin Laden, father of the infamous Osama bin Laden. NBC reports that the Saudi Arabian government suspended the company from new contracts following the incident. Additionally, King Salman has placed a ban on Bin Laden Group senior executives and board members from leaving the country.

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