The shortlisting of a prominent Saudi women’s rights activist for a prestigious human rights award draws attention to the kingdom’s human rights record.
Palestinians have much less water than the WHO says is necessary for health and hygiene. Israel could be far more generous in helping to put this right but presently sees no reason to do so.
Summary: Greg Shapland reviews Water and Conflict in the Middle East, a study of hydro-politics in a troubled region.
A bitter Gulf feud with a lengthy history of mutual recrimination may be headed toward a settlement but entrenched positions and obstinate players stand in the way.
In the dying days of the Trump White House, another Arab state recognises Israel in a win for the president that will have consequences his successor will have to deal with.
A bipartisan move by members of the US Senate Foreign Affairs Committee to quash the sale of sophisticated military hardware to the UAE is gathering pace in the dying days of the Trump presidency.
Sparks fly in the Bahraini capital as a senior Saudi royal drops the gloves and takes dead aim at Israel and its treatment of Palestinians.
Last week’s assassination of a leading Iranian nuclear scientist ratchets up tensions as an anxious Middle East waits to see how the Iranians will respond and whether Donald Trump will deliver a parting shot before he finally exits.
The move by the UAE and Jordan to recognise diplomatically Morocco’s control of Western Sahara has the potential to ignite further conflict in North Africa.
A string of assassinations in the Syrian province of Daraa underscores how high the stakes are in a struggle for ascendancy between Russia and Iran in the south of the country.