Analysis: Iran's political system is famously inscrutable because it is neither completely authoritarian nor completely democratic, but a curious hybrid of both.
Currently importing 94 percent of its energy in the form of fossil fuel, Morocco is engaged in an ambitious project to transform itself into a renewable energy giant.
Saudi Arabia, once one of the ten biggest wheat producers in the world, will cease production completely and become entirely dependent on imports from 2016.
Analysis: Academic Maati Monjib's travel ban for "endangering state security" is only the latest hassle in a long list faced by journalists in Morocco.
Blog: Abdullah al-Hadlaq has provoked a backlash for his views on Israel's right to defend itself against the "terrorism of Palestinian knives".
Blog: Riyadh has reportedly retained a major PR firm and a well-connected lobby group to aid its promotional efforts in the US.