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.
Bouteflika and his gang losing their hold on events. Elections likely, but the future is anyone’s guess.
Saudi Arabia – the women activists and Khashoggi trials cast a long shadow.
Trump announces a U-turn on the Golan Heights. General condemnation. A boost for Netanyahu’s election prospects.
Libya – Haftar strengthens his position, especially in the south, but faces opposition of uncertain strength. UN continues to work for elections.
Syria- IS fighting in the last ditch, outside powers manoeuvring for advantage.
EU/Arab summit large and unwieldy, at best a useful opportunity for top level networking. #url#
What to do with hundreds of foreigners who joined IS? UK and US fix on two individual cases.
Yemen – the Stockholm ceasefire holding. Opposition to the war in Washington and London.