A proposed cable-car line to the Old City of Jerusalem is facing multiple objections but may still get approval. The opening of tunnels under the Old City and the construction of a second tram line are also controversial.
Some quarter of a million Bidoons (residents without citizenship) in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the UAE face discrimination. Moves for reform in Kuwait. Some given fictional Comorian nationality.
Mayoral elections do not go Erdoğan’s way, his first experience of the tendency of the democratic pendulum to swing. A test for Turkish democracy.
Haftar’s forces face resistance around Tripoli. International condemnation but some external support for Haftar continues.
Sudan – President Bashir arrested, military council takes over. Protests continue.
Sisi’s visit to Washington provokes criticism of Egypt in Congress and the media. An unexpected U-turn by Sisi reported.
Bouteflika and his gang losing their hold on events. Elections likely, but the future is anyone’s guess.
The Great March of Return, taken over by Hamas, has lasted much longer than its initiators expected. But it has failed to ease the siege of Gaza and the refugees are no nearer returning.
Sudan – large-scale protests. Some apparent support for them from the army. Women prominent.
Haftar moves against Tripoli.