Mideast battered by "perfect storm" of trends

5th February 2011, Comments 0 comments

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Saturday that the Middle East is being battered by a "perfect storm" of trends from youth unemployment to depleting water and oil resources.

"The region is being battered by a perfect storm of powerful trends," she said.

Clinton said that a "growing majority" of its people are under the age of 30 and many cannot find work against a backdrop of depleting oil and water resources.

© 2011 AFP

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