Consequences of President Essebsi’s death being well handled, but in a democracy anything can happen.
US Congress has passed a watered-down bill opposing BDS. Local action in the UK against an Israeli weapons company.
Syria – inconclusive fighting in Idlib province and elsewhere. Peace talks not dead.
The seizure of an Iranian tanker in Gibraltar highlights the fuel crisis in Syria and EU policy.
Libya – deaths since April pass 1,000. France admits involvement with Haftar’s forces.
Ghazouani peacefully elected as president of Mauritania in place of Abdel Aziz – no change. Economy doing well.
Algeria’s army in untenable position. Can they open the door to change?
Arms sales to Saudi Arabia by US, UK and France criticised, but governments undeterred. Missiles/nuclear.
Sudan – 60 demonstrators killed, talks between the military and the protesters stalled.
Israeli restrictions prevent the economy of the Occupied Palestinian Territories from functioning normally and the Palestinian Authority depends on external sources to fund its budget. It decided to forego the most important of these sources four months ago and its financial crisis is now severe.