(CNN) -- IN FOCUS -- Market mayhem
Stock markets in the Middle East were subjected volatile external pressures this week in the shape of the U.S. credit downgrade, Europe's ongoing debt crisis and new fears of a global recession. MME examines the economic reaction across the region.
FACE TIME -- Robert Jordan, former U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia
After months of silence, Arab leaders this week condemned the ongoing violence in Syria. The ambassadors of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Kuwait were all recalled by their governments, while the Arab League issued a statement demanding a halt to all acts of aggression against civilians. MME speaks to the Robert Jordan, a former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, about future relations between Syria and the Gulf States.
IN FOCUS -- Tripoli under siege
From breadlines to fuel shortages, an international blockade of airports and seaports is complicating life for ordinary Libyans. MME investigates how the continuing embargo is taking its toll on residents of the country's capital, Tripoli.
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