The shortlisting of a prominent Saudi women’s rights activist for a prestigious human rights award draws attention to the kingdom’s human rights record.
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.
A gloomy prognosis for the emergence of a Palestine state in the wake of normalisation and other strategic regional geo-political shifts.
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.
The “Abraham Accords” are a signal that new alliances are forming rapidly in the Middle East as the US continues its retreat from the region.
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The fragility of Sudan’s efforts to achieve democracy have been exposed by the decision to normalise relations with Israel.
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