Iranian tanker reportedly attacked off Jedda, but facts and responsibility unclear. More US forces to Saudi Arabia.
Some Arab regimes have continued to develop their relations with Israel despite the latter’s conduct towards the Palestinians. But there’s a limit to how far they will go.
Saudi Arabia – an alleged defeat in Yemen, a murder close to the King, a fire, and a speech by MBS.
The practical and political consequences of the Abqaiq raid still not worked out. Iran blamed.
Houthis claim the attack on Saudi oil facilities, Pompeo blames Iran, Trump hesitant. A major blow.
Experts disagree about when we will hit peak demand for oil but as technological change continues to accelerate potential investors in the Aramco IPO should weigh its timing very carefully.
MBS’s half brother becomes Saudi oil minister, first Prince in the job. More preparations for Aramco IPO.
Yemen – conflict between UAE-backed separatist STC in the south and Saudi-backed Hadi government – wider implications.
Plans for Aramco IPO beset with difficulties. MBS appoints a new broom.
Kuwaiti Amir taken ill, no details. Kuwait keeping out of regional disputes.