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 recent weeks, talks have been ongoing between Damascus and the Syrian Democratic Council, led predominantly by Kurds, with the aim of finding a peaceful and mutually-beneficial solution concerning control over the country's northern region.
On Wednesday 18th of July, Egypt and the United Nations signed a Declaration of Intent which gives Egypt support to rebuild Sinai. The UNDP representative present at the signing stressed the organisations support in developing Sinai.