Migrant workers in the Gulf are trying to get home to escape Covid-19 and destitution.
Despite the US withdrawal of Patriot missiles from Saudi Arabia, relations remain secure.
Of oil prices, bank ratings, slashed salaries and the purchase of the Magpies.
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.
Arab Digest · Oman: A New Sultan And New Challenges
The Abu Dhabi crown prince is using wars in Yemen and Libya to position his small Gulf state as a regional Arab powerhouse.
A stop to the execution of those convicted as juveniles and a ban on flogging are hailed in Saudi Arabia as “momentous” for human rights in the kingdom.
The messy battle for oil market supremacy takes a nasty turn with wide geopolitical ramifications.
Hopes that a Saudi coalition declaration of a unilateral ceasefire would lead to peace talks have been comprehensively dashed by events on the ground.
Mohammed Bin Salman is beginning to run out of options as Saudi Arabia grapples with the twin challenges of Covid-19 and the oil price rout.