The protests against unemployment, corruption and lack of services that rocked Iraq last week have calmed down following numerous reform promises by the Prime Minister. However, many observers believe this is not the end of the protests, given the country's history of broken reform promises.
Basra residents, who have been protesting to demand services and jobs, are disappointed with the new government for not appointing any minister from Basra and call for the establishment of a Basra federal region.
Tunisian officials predict that approximately 8 million tourists will spend holidays in Tunisia this year. Of these 8 million tourists, the officials expect at least 2.2-2.7 Algerian tourists this season. The boost in the nation's security has increased the country's tourism earnings by 42%.