During the Abu Dhabi Culture Summit, panelists agreed that the restoration of war-torn country's heritage is at the heart of economic development. They added that Iraq's al-Nuri Mosque in Mosul was a symbol of hope for the embattled community.
Civilians and traders in northern Syria hope that commercial activities will resume now that the Abu al-Zandeen crossing is open, linking regime-controlled Aleppo City to the Turkish-backed Opposition areas for the first time.
Despite an economic downturn and the freezing of Libyan state funds since 2011, investors in the country are attempting to find new avenues of opportunity across Africa by building bridges with other countries.
In Lebanon, attempts to form a government have been deadlocked since Hezbollah and its allies have secured a cabinet majority. Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri heads into the fall all but powerless to address the economic decline.
Presidential Council member Fathi al-Mijibri announced that the Presidential Council and the Central Bank of Libya have agreed on economic reforms that would fix the prices of fuel and foreign currency exchange rates in the market.