Pitched battles between anti-government demonstrators and Turkish police over several days at Istanbul's Taksim Square constitute a national uprising against Recep Tayyip Erdogan's incipient Islamist dictatorship. As of this writing on June 2, tens of thousands of regime opponents are in control of the heart of Istanbul while police have withdrawn. The economic distress of Turkish households is an important factor in the country's political upheaval.

John Kerry, US Secretary of State, in a passionate speech at the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa, announced plans for a US$ 4 billion economic programme designed to kickstart the Palestinian economy and provide the basis for sustainable peace.

A new vision for Arab employment requires a “regional renaissance”, H.M. Queen Rania Al Abdullah of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan told participants at the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa.

Political and economic inclusion is critical to successful transitions to prosperity and stability in the region, according to political and business leaders and academics at the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa.

Four new solutions based largely on existing technology could drastically improve the safety and efficiency of travel and transportation by 2025, according to a new report

Activities carried on by rating agencies have a negative impact on the process of overcoming the crisis in various countries.

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