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.
Haftar moves against Tripoli.
The IS threat justifies US military presence in Iraq – just. Sectarian violence down.
Annual Arab League summit the usual muddle, given some purpose by the need to badmouth US policy.
Libya – Haftar strengthens his position, especially in the south, but faces opposition of uncertain strength. UN continues to work for elections.
Sudan – peaceful protests gaining strength. Flip-flop from Bashir. Comparisons with the Arab Spring.
EU/Arab summit large and unwieldy, at best a useful opportunity for top level networking. #url#
Locust swarms around the Red Sea and across Arabia may cause serious harm depending on the next three months.