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.
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.
As Covid-19 continues its alarming march, the Middle East is facing difficult challenges and hard choices.
Some are pleased and some uneasy but Middle East leaders are all prepared to move on to Biden as the Trump presidency recedes in the rearview mirror.
Regardless of who is elected president, Washington may choose to let lapse a struggling U.S. initiative aimed at achieving greater security cooperation between MENA states.
Trade becomes the latest theatre of conflict in the struggle between Saudi Arabia and Turkey for leadership of the Arab and Muslim world.