Arab Digest · The trouble with normal (is it always gets worse)
In hosting Afghan peace talks and supporting Gaza in its battle with Covid-19, Qatar is scoring points with the US and Israel.
US views will influence what Netanyahu decides to do on 1 July. Those of other major international actors might do so too. But domestic political considerations may be even more important.
Egypt’s President Sisi is threatening military action in support of the warlord Khalifa Haftar as the Tripoli-based GNA seeks to take the key coastal city of Sirte.
Arab Digest · Sportswashing the Middle East
Arab Digest · Digital deception in the Middle East
Migrant workers in the Gulf are trying to get home to escape Covid-19 and destitution.
Gulf airlines face uncertain times and further losses but of the big three it’s Qatar Airways that will emerge the least damaged from Covid-19.