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This week on Marketplace Middle East

updated 8:24 AM EST, Thu February 16, 2012
Issa Tuwegiar, the Libyan Minister of Planning talks to CNN about the new path Libya faces after deposing Gaddafi
Issa Tuwegiar, the Libyan Minister of Planning talks to CNN about the new path Libya faces after deposing Gaddafi
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The revolution that overthrew Gaddafi brought the Libyan economy almost to a standstill
  • Issa Tuwegiar, the Libyan Planning Minister on the challenges his country faces
  • MME also takes a close look at Saudi Arabian treasures as they tour major Western cities

(CNN) -- FACETIME: Issa Tuwegiar , Libyan Minister of Planning

Year 2011 was a tumultuous year for the Middle East region. Libya is on a whole new path after deposing its leader Moammar Gaddafi last year. The country is still suffering from the months of violence that brought its economy almost to a standstill. MME met with the Libyan Planning Minister, Issa Tuwegiar and asked him about the road ahead.

IN FOCUS: Saudi treasures

Saudi Arabia, the oil-rich kingdom owns a stunning collection of artifacts -- some date back 2,500 years. As these rare antiquities tour the world's Western capitals, MME takes a closer look at the Saudi historical treasures.

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