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.
Palestinian water resources are already under strain. Population growth and climate change will make things more difficult.
Importance of poetry in the Arab world, including the poetry of abuse. Social media and hate speech.
Bahrain workshop on the economic tranche of the deal of the century a near flop. Next stage uncertain.
The Senate in Washington and the Court of Appeal in London find fault with current policy on arms sales to Saudi Arabia.
Palestinians, whether official or business, will not attend the Bahrain workshop. Seven Arab states will nevertheless take part; so will some international organisations. The event will not be a resounding success but an embarrassing flop may have been narrowly avoided.
Kushner briefly visits Morocco and Jordan to boost the deal of the century. Netanyahu’s failure to form a government may have put the kibosh on the timing if not the deal itself.
Qatar vs. the 4 – petty squabbling continues. Hints of an olive branch, but no solution in sight.
The appearance of the Trump peace plan will cause difficulties for Jordan, whether it is accepted or rejected by the Palestinians and Israelis.
Trump moving to blacklist the Muslim brotherhood – likely consequences including Turkey and several Arab states.