Saudi Arabia is unhappy that the US won't do its bidding over Syria, and that it didn't back Egypt's Hosni Mubarak during mass street protests against his rule. Should Obama care?
And it's happening while the Obama administration is considering issuing a national security waiver to provide more weapons and cash to the country's military rulers.
Three leaders of a group that played a key role in organizing protests that drove Hosni Mubarak from power in 2011 have been jailed. Their crime? Protesting.
Youths in the Middle East confront the world’s highest youth unemployment rates. Some are creating new businesses with a social purpose, such as battling illiteracy or environmental degradation, while also generating new jobs.
King Mohammed VI is seeking US backing for Morocco’s claim to the disputed territory of Western Sahara where the Sahrawi people await a vote on independence. Suppressing this option for the Sahrawis could push younger generations to violence, further destabilizing North Africa.