Ever wondered if the world of Middle Eastern politics was a jungle, who would be the lion? Of course you have! And you’ll know just what a beast of a task it is...
Here at Al Bawaba we’d never assign such a controversial title to a single politician for fear of delivering an ego-boost so strong that the volatile region would immediately combust. Instead we’ve simultaneously scoured the entire region and the animal kingdom, plucking politicians and their inner animals and serving them up side by side, so you don’t have to.
Check out this cheeky gallery of Middle East leaders given an animal likeness. We spotted an uncanny resemblance between some of our big chiefs and their appointed counterparts in the animal kingdom. We're just saying...And we made sure there were no dogs or pigs on them!
Find out if Bashar al Assad is truly the lion of our jungle, or is there more to this animal-leader likening than meets the eye? Welcome to the Middle Eastern political jungle!