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.
The launch of the UAE’s Mars probe is an astonishing achievement for a small Gulf state; meanwhile back here on earth Dubai’s economy could be hurtling toward a major recession.
The Israeli prime minister is the target of angry protesters, fed up with his handling of Covid-19 and his efforts to escape corruption charges. The police are cracking down hard, a state of affairs Palestinians are all too familiar with but most Israelis are not.
Nine years removed from Tahrir Square, Egypt is caught in the hard grip of a deeply repressive regime; that’s half the story, the other half is of an economy that shows good progress even in the headwinds created by Covid-19.
An ineffectual UN effort, a derelict oil tanker, an ongoing war, Covid-19, acute food insecurity – the stark tragedy of Yemen in the summer of 2020.
Reports of new human rights abuses by the Sisi regime occur almost daily. June was another bad month.
The UAE is enabling Iran sanction breaking once again while moving to warmer relations with Teheran.