Summary: the conflict in Sudan threatens the global supply of gum arabic which is used in many everyday products and processes.
Summary: despite concerns that crypto currencies may violate Islamic jurisprudence and conceal criminal activities, several MENA countries are surging forward in the race to establish pre-eminence in a rapidly emerging financial sector with the potential for staggering profits.
Summary: a new report on organised crime around the world indicates Arab countries are amongst the world’s biggest offenders, with states in conflict or post-conflict at the bottom of the list.
Summary: with a transitional government in place Sudan at last faces up to its problems of economic collapse and tribal conflict.
Summary: despite some continuing violence formal agreement reached between the military and protesters. Bashir on trial.
Summary: importance of poetry in the Arab world, including the poetry of abuse. Social media and hate speech.
Summary: President Bashir arrested, military council takes over. Protests continue.
Summary: mainly non-violent protests continue almost daily. Government hot and cold. Major peace agreement for CAR initialled in Khartoum.
Summary: three weeks of protests more widespread and numerous than previously. Teargas and live ammunition cause some casualties but protests continue.
Summary: cabinet cut from 31 to 21 members as Sudan faces severe economic problems. Deals with Turkey and China. Torrential rains.