Festival marking end of Ramadan probably 5 June. Long holidays, traditional family celebrations, a travel boom. Clash with the cricket World Cup. Multiple wars continue.
Qatar vs. the 4 – petty squabbling continues. Hints of an olive branch, but no solution in sight.
Libya – descent into civil war. Oil revenue and drinking water supplies under threat.
A hastily arranged referendum consolidates Sisi’s position.
Haftar’s offensive halted around Tripoli. A Trump bombshell.
The decision not to extend waivers on buying Iranian oil further underlines the Trump Administration’s determination to continue to hit Tehran hard, even at the risk of damage to other important issues, both domestic and international.
Mayoral elections do not go Erdoğan’s way, his first experience of the tendency of the democratic pendulum to swing. A test for Turkish democracy.
Haftar’s forces face resistance around Tripoli. International condemnation but some external support for Haftar continues.
Haftar moves against Tripoli.
Libya – Haftar strengthens his position, especially in the south, but faces opposition of uncertain strength. UN continues to work for elections.