Economics and Policy
Egypt returned a $500 million deposit to Qatar at the start of November after Qatar refused to renew it upon its maturity.
The United Nations estimates that around 9.3 million people in Syria, or about 40 percent of the population, need humanitarian assistance due to the country's 2-1/2-year civil war.
Iraq will hold a general election on April 30 after lawmakers agreed on polling regulations.
Several thousand illegal workers were arrested in Saudi Arabia on the first day of raids following a six-month amnesty.