An urgent need for affordable housing is putting pressure on the government as it grapples with the economic impact of low oil prices and Covid-19.
Mada Masr correctly predicts results of Senate elections; calls for anti-regime demonstrations mount; as economy shrivels, Sisi goes on a fundraising drive.
In hosting Afghan peace talks and supporting Gaza in its battle with Covid-19, Qatar is scoring points with the US and Israel.
More than a month after the Beirut harbour explosion, Lebanon struggles to find hope and a way forward.
Syria’s war has slipped out of the headlines but as the world’s attention is elsewhere ISIS and Russia remain busy.
Summary: The postponement of Saudi Arabia’s Future Investment Initiative is a sign that all is not well with the kingdom’s efforts to attract FDI.
War weariness and growing Saudi frustration may finally drive Yemen’s many warring factions onto a path toward peace.
In response to the port explosion donor countries are bypassing the government of Prime Minister Hassan Diab.
A massive explosion devastates Beirut; Israel denies any involvement. We also circulate below a transcript of last Friday’s podcast “The tactics of terror: ISIS and Al Qaeda in Yemen”.
A key ministerial resignation, a Covid-19 upsurge, an economy headed to ruin and a middle class slamming headfirst into poverty: Lebanon’s disaster unfolds.