Summary: a leading security expert explains the strategy behind President Biden’s ongoing negotiations to have Saudi Arabia recognise Israel and argues that with time on the Saudi side a deal is not coming anytime soon.
Summary: Republicans in Washington have invoked an arcane device to withhold urgently needed humanitarian food aid to Palestinians.
Summary: the untold story of a small Palestinian village split in half and fighting quietly and with great determination for its survival.
Summary: a Jewish human rights activist explains the strategic importance of a small West Bank village and calls for the international community to speak out in defence of Palestinians who are being targeted in settler pogroms encouraged by extreme right ministers in the Netanyahu government.
Summary: with Israel recognising Morocco’s sovereignty over Western Sahara and Washington little interested in weighing into the debate, the Sahrawi people have suffered a significant setback in their decades long campaign for self-determination.
Summary: child abuse is a huge problem but social taboos and government indifference means little action is taken; in war zones such as Syria physical and sexual abuse is a deliberate regime weapon; breaking the taboos, providing sanctuary and support for survivors and arresting, convicting and jailing perpetrators is urgently required.
Summary: the ever-increasing danger of dust storms, Iraq’s marshlands dying, a Lebanese journalist jailed, Foreign Office fall-out from a piece of anti-BDS legislation, a Palestinian family evicted from their East Jerusalem home and Black African migrants targeted in Tunisia.
Summary: ISIS strikes in Syria, MbS leaves Paris smiling, a “bad bill” comes before the UK parliament, the cycle of violence in the Occupied West Bank intensifies and a great chef passes away in Lebanon.
Summary: the digital transition is causing major changes across the world, from the adoption of AI chatbots like ChatGPT to major investments in IT infrastructure and fibre-optic cables. The Middle East is scrambling to keep up with the latest developments.
Summary: a small step forward in an otherwise bleak landscape may save a unique Palestinian farming community inside Jerusalem from being ethnically cleansed.