As Iraq’s political elite strives to hang onto power, protesters in the streets are demanding sweeping change and are prepared to face death to achieve it.
As authorities struggle to contain protest in countries across MENA, demonstrators are showing that they have learned from the failures of the Arab Spring
The military balance shifts against Turkey and its Arab allies as the YPG strikes a deal agreement with al-Assad and Russia backs Syria over Turkey.
Iranian tanker reportedly attacked off Jedda, but facts and responsibility unclear. More US forces to Saudi Arabia.
Widespread spontaneous protests in Iraq, over a hundred killed. Scandal of “pleasure marriages”.
Saudi Arabia – an alleged defeat in Yemen, a murder close to the King, a fire, and a speech by MBS.
The practical and political consequences of the Abqaiq raid still not worked out. Iran blamed.
Houthis claim the attack on Saudi oil facilities, Pompeo blames Iran, Trump hesitant. A major blow.
The supertanker released from Gibraltar delivers her Iranian oil to Syria. US frustrated, media confused.
Unusual Israeli attacks on both Lebanon and Iraq – a mixed reaction from the US.