Sudan – despite some continuing violence formal agreement reached between the military and protesters. Bashir on trial.
Editor’s note: Arab Digest is taking a couple of weeks’ summer break. We will resume publication after the Eid al-Adha holiday, probably 15 August.further work on the 17 July agreement delayed by killings including four schoolchildren – now resuming. Since agreement was reached on 17 July between the Transitional Military Council (TMC) and the civilian protesters represented by the Forces of Freedom and Change (FFC) (our posting of 18 July) it has been shaken by events but not, it appears, knocked off course. A Reuters report of 30 July summarises …
Like other religious minorities, Christians in the MENA region suffer from varying degrees of discrimination and persecution, from a variety of sources. HMG’s response.
Egypt has four decades of experience of building new cities. Others are newer to the game. Results have often been mixed.
Fragile agreement eventually reached between military and protesters. Outlook uncertain.
Libya – deaths since April pass 1,000. France admits involvement with Haftar’s forces.
Importance of poetry in the Arab world, including the poetry of abuse. Social media and hate speech.
Israel and Hamas have agreed to an “extended calm” in Gaza. Not clear how long it will hold. Meanwhile, living conditions in Gaza continue to deteriorate.
Bahrain workshop on the economic tranche of the deal of the century a near flop. Next stage uncertain.
Ex-President Mursi of Egypt dies in court. Calls for an independent investigation. Government attempts to control media reaction ham-fisted.