Summary: more grim days in Sudan underline the tragedy unfolding in the country as the world remains transfixed by events in Putin’s Russia.
Summary: MbS in Paris, Qatar moves in on Man United, the UAE rolls out the tax welcome mat for Russia, Kais Saied plays poker with the IMF, Ben-Gvir’s unquenchable thirst and atrocities in Sudan.
Summary: a short ceasefire that was ignored more than it was honoured is coming to an end and the prognosis for a peaceful solution remains grim unless the US and other Western nations bring pressure to bear on the states backing rival sides: Egypt and the UAE.
Summary: COP28, scheduled to take place in Dubai from 30 November to 12 December, has invited the Syrian president to attend as the Arab world continues its rehabilitation of a leader once reviled as a pariah.
Summary: the conflict in Sudan threatens the global supply of gum arabic which is used in many everyday products and processes.
Summary: as outside players become more engaged and the violence in Sudan gathers pace so too does the risk of a major conflagration that could engulf the region.
Summary: in 2019 the Sudanese people used peaceful protests to overthrow a dictator; now with two power-hungry generals battling for supremacy, they deserve better than to have their struggle for democracy violently cast aside as the world watches.
Summary: Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, like their fellow GCC members, are showing their determination to kick expats out but their strategies are creating complications, conundrums and contradictions.
Summary: with civilian casualties mounting two generals battle for supremacy while Abu Dhabi watches with growing concern as the military leaders it has backed and the country it has heavily invested in threatens to slide toward all-out civil war.
Summary: as Washington pushes forward on a UN plan for an election this year in Libya, the Biden administration once again dictates that personalities rather than the interests of the Libyan people will prevail.