Arab Digest · "Every Voice Counts"
The vicious killing of a young Algerian woman sheds light on a disturbing picture of domestic violence, rape and murder about which authorities appear to be doing little or nothing.
Haftar’s military operation to take Tripoli seems to have failed. His foreign supporters. Need for an international conference and a political solution.
The practical and political consequences of the Abqaiq raid still not worked out. Iran blamed.
Small numbers in Cairo and elsewhere protest against Sisi and corruption. Active social media background.
The King has spoken of the need to reduce regional and social inequalities but it’s more difficult in Morocco than it needs to be. Freedom of the press could be key.
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.
Some quarter of a million Bidoons (residents without citizenship) in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the UAE face discrimination. Moves for reform in Kuwait. Some given fictional Comorian nationality.
Sudan – large-scale protests. Some apparent support for them from the army. Women prominent.
Morocco’s tiff with Saudi Arabia over. Pope’s visit demonstrates religious tolerance but causes some controversy.