Sudan – despite some continuing violence formal agreement reached between the military and protesters. Bashir on trial.
A stunt by a Bahraini protester against the recent executions raises important questions.
Editor’s note: Arab Digest is taking a couple of weeks’ summer break. We will resume publication after the Eid al-Adha holiday, probably 15 August.further work on the 17 July agreement delayed by killings including four schoolchildren – now resuming. Since agreement was reached on 17 July between the Transitional Military Council (TMC) and the civilian protesters represented by the Forces of Freedom and Change (FFC) (our posting of 18 July) it has been shaken by events but not, it appears, knocked off course. A Reuters report of 30 July summarises …
Like other religious minorities, Christians in the MENA region suffer from varying degrees of discrimination and persecution, from a variety of sources. HMG’s response.
Bahrain – two Shia “terrorists” executed. Bahrain an international venue. Relations with Saudi Arabia and Israel.
More on the UAE drawdown from Yemen, and UAE objectives and policy.
– following the lifting of the driving ban some more chipping away at restrictions on women, but activists harshly treated.
Egypt has four decades of experience of building new cities. Others are newer to the game. Results have often been mixed.
US troops returning to Saudi Arabia after 16 years absence. No details. Political consequences in USA and KSA.
Yemen – some agreement at a UN meeting between the Saudi led coalition and the Houthis, the first for months. Dangers of a wider conflict.