Some quarter of a million Bidoons (residents without citizenship) in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the UAE face discrimination. Moves for reform in Kuwait. Some given fictional Comorian nationality.
Sudan – President Bashir arrested, military council takes over. Protests continue.
Sudan – large-scale protests. Some apparent support for them from the army. Women prominent.
Sudan – peaceful protests gaining strength. Flip-flop from Bashir. Comparisons with the Arab Spring.
Locust swarms around the Red Sea and across Arabia may cause serious harm depending on the next three months.
sectarianism is a symptom of the problem, not the underlying problem itself. Many of the region’s conflicts are more about ethnic identity and nationalism, but Arab dictators use sectarianism to bolster their positions.
Sudan – mainly non-violent protests continue almost daily. Government hot and cold. Major peace agreement for CAR initialled in Khartoum.
Sudan – protests continue to grow. Economic grievances develop to “down, that’s it”. Change now or at elections in 2020?
Sudan – three weeks of protests more widespread and numerous than previously. Teargas and live ammunition cause some casualties but protests continue.
Trial of 11 unnamed persons for the Khashoggi murder begins. Any stick will now do to beat Saudi Arabia.