Final chapter in forthcoming e-book considers what will happen when the Saudi and Egyptian regimes fall and the West’s struggle against Jihad.
Saudi women are to be allowed to drive next year. A welcome decision but some opposition. Saudi government may be feeling its way towards wider reforms, but likely to be slow.
BDS remains bullish. UN HC for Human Rights with a controversial plan. US and Israel bring out the heavy guns.
Three Shia executed in Bahrain for the murder of three policemen in 2014. Protests and disturbances. Independent newspaper closed again
Manchester calls on UAE deputy PM and owner of City football club Shaikh Mansur bin Zayid to free a political prisoner. Human rights in the Gulf.
Saudi Arabia acts to deal with a crisis of expat labour left stranded by their employers. The wider GCC picture. India takes an interest.
No peace process. Violence lower, oppressive measures continue, hunger strikes. UK report on human rights.
President Bashir of Sudan in Rwanda for the OAU summit, continuing to defy the ICC travel ban. ICC not popular or effective in Africa.
Expat labour in Qatar and the other GCC. States. Qatar under the microscope. Human trafficking report by the US State Department puts pressure on Qatar, Saudi Arabia.
Human rights reforms in Bahrain painfully slow, reflecting tension between the ruling Sunni minority and the Shia population. Two hundred years of friendship with Britain.