Summary: in the wake of Sunday’s killing of three US military personnel President Biden is weighing up what America’s response will be.
Summary: just as with the earthquake that devastated northwest Syria a year ago Bashar al-Assad has turned disaster in Gaza to his advantage by playing the card marked neutrality.
Summary: in stoutly backing Israel’s PM, the US and the UK are enabling a politician who in his bid for self-preservation is prepared to plunge the Middle East into a catastrophic regional war.
Summary: with Yemen’s Huthis refusing to back down in the Red Sea, the US and the UK have been pushed into responding with multiple air strikes thus risking a further escalation that could see the region plunged into a major new war.
Summary: Saudi Arabia’s leader Mohammed bin Salman wants a normalisation deal with Israel but after 7 October he can’t get it without taking a strong public position in support of Palestine and the two-state solution.
Summary: a shocking number of journalists have died thus far in the Gaza war. Israel says it does not target journalists just as it does not deliberately target other civilians. So why are so many being killed?
Summary: IMF and EU loan policies towards Egypt drive the country’s massive debt ever higher, enriching the military elite, squeezing the private sector and further blighting the lives of ordinary Egyptians.
Summary: Israel brushes aside empty calls for restraint from its Western friends and allies fully understanding that it can continue a campaign of genocide in Gaza secure in the knowledge that neither the US nor Iran want a full-blown regional war.
Summary: tweeting against the maritime force established by the US to protect Red Sea shipping from Huthi attacks has resulted in an arrest in Bahrain, a move that shows how nervous Gulf rulers are of popular support for Palestinians.
Summary: with the Huthis raising the temperature in the Red Sea in support of the Palestinian cause fragile hopes for a peace deal with the Saudis could easily be swept aside with the Yemeni people consigned once again to pay the heaviest price.