Leading Saudi dissident attacked in London. Evidence of orchestration by the Saudis and a delayed response by Met police allows suspects to escape and prompts corruption allegations.
Most of the maritime boundaries in the Red Sea have been delimited through negotiations or arbitration. The main current dispute is between Egypt and Sudan.
Qatar: no movement on the dispute with the four. Increasing Qatari confidence, outward investment, arms purchases. Mediation going nowhere, but Qatar itself a mediator.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution impacts on every country in the Arab world but policymaking in response to new fintech like blockchain and cryptocurrencies varies widely.
As Prime Minister Imran Khan prioritises blasphemy in line with strong sentiment in Pakistan, and also with Saudi policy. He needs Saudi finance but is not personally close to the Saudis. Next problem: China and the Uighurs.
Repeated killing of civilians in Yemen by coalition airstrikes attracting criticism in Congress and elsewhere. Dangerous developments. UN talks to restart in Geneva.
Saudi policy criticised over Yemen, Qatar, human rights. Aramco IPO in doubt.
Many other shrines and pilgrimages in the Muslim world. Frontiers crossed. Shia take gold.
Elections in 2020, but Bashir likely to remain. Fighting continues in three areas but at a reduced level. Frozen out by the West, flirtation with Moscow.
Tunisia divided on some issues relating to Islam. Open debate.