According to an Arab News - Arab Strategy Forum, 55% of Arab youth believe that corruption is the main problem in their country, followed by unemployment at 46%. Even then, the high rates of unemployment in MENA region are linked to corruption, according to experts.
In response to Turkey’s Operation Peace Spring in northern Syria, the Egyptian parliament hosted Syrian Ambassador to Egypt Bassam Darwish in a move to show its official support for Syria against Turkey, and as a prelude to better diplomatic relations.
The parliamentary summit in Baghdad this weekend, which invited the delegations of all neighboring countries, highlights Iraq's continued push to become a bridge between different power brokers in the Middle East.
In Amman, a conference was organised under the auspices of the Minister of State for Media Affairs of Jordan with a number of Arab ministers to discuss the role of media in countering extremism and terrorism.