Middle East Economic Survey
Political Comment (17 August 2009)
Fatah's first party congress in 20 years has elected a younger Central Committee. Israel has warned Lebanon that it will be held responsible for any attacks by Hizbollah and is refusing to resume indirect talks with Syria via Turkey. In Yemen, clashes have taken place with Shi'a rebels in the north of the country.
Fatah Holds Party Congress
The first congress in 20 years of...