The shortlisting of a prominent Saudi women’s rights activist for a prestigious human rights award draws attention to the kingdom’s human rights record.
Arab Digest · Mudhawi's List and the fight for women's rights
With the Gulf feud now consigned to history, there are signs that the art of diplomacy, much battered by Trump and his regional allies, is set to return to the Middle East.
A bitter Gulf feud with a lengthy history of mutual recrimination may be headed toward a settlement but entrenched positions and obstinate players stand in the way.
In the dying days of the Trump White House, another Arab state recognises Israel in a win for the president that will have consequences his successor will have to deal with.
Sparks fly in the Bahraini capital as a senior Saudi royal drops the gloves and takes dead aim at Israel and its treatment of Palestinians.
Arab Digest · The Disconnect: MENA regimes versus the people they rule over
Some are pleased and some uneasy but Middle East leaders are all prepared to move on to Biden as the Trump presidency recedes in the rearview mirror.
Summary: The United Arab Emirates decision to recognise Israel was conditional on the US selling the Emiratis the most dominant stealth fighter jet in the world.
Two MENA experts and their thoughts on what a continuation of the Trump presidency or a victory by Joe Biden will mean for the Middle East.