King Abdullah is secure after his half-brother and former crown prince is detained along with other high level figures known to have close connections to Saudi Arabia, Israel and the UAE.
A Covid-19 surge and soaring unemployment are challenging Jordan’s King Abdullah II and threatening a government widely seen as incompetent and corrupt.
As Israel braces for another election, Benjamin Netanyahu has succeeded in tying his Jewish opponents up in knots whilst hamstringing the Arab Joint List and angering Jordan.
Egypt and Israel are moving forward quickly and cooperatively to exploit each country’s huge offshore gas reserves.
A new generation reclaims and redefines the way they see themselves and their world and in the process give the world images that challenge and refute traditional tropes and stereotypes.
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.
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.
Frank talk from the Iraqi finance minister is a measure of how close to economic catastrophe the country is.
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.