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FYR MacedoniaFYR Macedonia

Thu 17 Mar 2016 For a long time the Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) is considered a relative success story in the region: no major conflicts, fairly successful state-building process and no territory issues. After years of showing dedication to the Ohrid Agreement (the 2001 peace deal between the Macedonian government and ethnic Albanians) and implementing reforms, Macedonia even received EU... Read full update

LebanonLebanon

Thu 28 Jan 2016 Politics in in Lebanon are based on a post-civil war imposed sectarian system. The presidency is reserved for a Christian, the Prime Minister post for a Sunni and the post of parliament speaker for a Shi’ite. Divisions within the sectarian groups, as well as those between the March 14 Alliance and March 8 Alliance have left the country in a political deadlock for months. Lebanon has been... Read full update

Palestinian TerritoriesPalestinian Territories

Thu 28 Jan 2016 In September 2015 the UN General Assembly approved a proposal to raise the Palestinian
flag at its headquarters, a symbolically important move. Still, its status is not recognized by the United Nations, Israel and major Western nations such as the United States. Previously, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas submitted a request to join the United Nations as a full member state in 2011, but... Read full update

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