While the short to medium term looks grim for the Saudi economy, the kingdom’s youth are digital optimists who see Covid-19 not as a curse but rather as an opportunity.
President Trump’s fight for a second term may spill over into US policy in the Middle East between now and 3 November.
Battered by Houthi missile strikes, a resurging coronavirus and a low oil price, Saudi Arabia dramatically reduces the scale of the Hajj.
Humanitarian aid to Yemen faces drastic cuts in a country stalked by war, famine and now Covid-19.
A jump in coronavirus cases has put further pressure on Oman’s economy as Sultan Haitham grapples with a “perfect storm” of low revenues and rising debt levels in the midst of the pandemic.
Amidst allegations of fraud and other serious financial irregularities two huge Emirati companies owned by businessman BR Shetty have collapsed.
Despite rising numbers of COVID-19 cases the regime prepares to reopen the economy; medics and other objectors are accused of supporting the banned Muslim Brotherhood.
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Tunisia has proven itself adept at dealing with the coronavirus and in the process strengthened its democracy.
The Egyptian government’s approach to the coronavirus: play down the numbers, call for ‘coexistence’ with the virus and try to silence the growing chorus of criticism.