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Egypt’s Coptic heritage jeopardized due to lack of funds. With more than 18,000 icons, carved stones, frescoes and manuscripts in its 27 halls, Cairo’s Coptic Museum boasts one of the largest collections of Coptic artifacts in the world. Yet the lack of a sophisticated security system and an adequate budget makes it difficult to preserve and protect this heritage (al-Monitor).


Abadi bans militia leaders from Iraq elections. The prime minister also confirmed the election would be held on May 15 and urged all Iraqis to cast their votes (the National).


The U.S. must prepare for Iran’s next move in Syria. While the Trump administration celebrates a new deal meant to freeze the battlefield in southern Syria, the Assad regime and Iran are preparing for the next phase of the long-running war, in which they will attempt to conquer the rest of the country (the Washington Post).


Looking at Saudi Stocks? Forget Crude, Geopolitics Is King. Looking at Saudi Stocks? Forget Crude, Geopolitics Is King (Bloomberg).