As the impasse in government drags on and the economic crisis deepens, street protests aimed at ending the sectarian political structure of the country continue.
As authorities struggle to contain protest in countries across MENA, demonstrators are showing that they have learned from the failures of the Arab Spring
Prolonged and very large protests against corruption in Lebanon, accusing all parts of the multi-sectarian elite.
Some Arab regimes have continued to develop their relations with Israel despite the latter’s conduct towards the Palestinians. But there’s a limit to how far they will go.
The supertanker released from Gibraltar delivers her Iranian oil to Syria. US frustrated, media confused.
Israeli drones strike Hizbullah and Palestinians in Lebanon, first time since 2006. Tension rises.
Qatar pursues an independent policy with discretion – Afghanistan and various Arab disputes.
Bahrain workshop on the economic tranche of the deal of the century a near flop. Next stage uncertain.
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.
US shuttle diplomacy has achieved agreement on talks to take place between Lebanon and Israel on the maritime border.