Summary: the decision by UNGA was hailed as a significant breakthrough for the cause of Palestinian rights, even as Netanyahu inaugurates the most extreme government in Israel’s history.
Summary: although Russia’s invasion of Ukraine further complicates Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s quest for a geopolitically balanced foreign policy, it stands to help him in his principal objective of securing a further term of office next year.
Summary: Saudi Arabia and other Middle East countries when criticised on human rights grounds accuse their critics of interference in internal domestic affairs.
Summary: war weariness and growing Saudi frustration may finally drive Yemen’s many warring factions onto a path toward peace.
Summary: the Israeli coalition agreement gives Netanyahu the opportunity to annex large parts of the West Bank. But will he do it?
Summary: As opportunities for peace in Yemen recede, the urgency to resolve humanitarian aid issues grows ever more pressing.
Summary: EU foreign ministers discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict but apparently without any serious consideration of the recognition of Palestine as a state. The EU has been sporadically assertive in the West Bank (including East Jerusalem.)
Saudi Aramco’s IPO faces significant hurdles related to valuation, oil price and yield.
Summary: Stockholm partial ceasefire around Hudaida, talks under UN chairmanship, some aid getting through, prisoner exchange talks begin.
Summary: talks in Sweden may lead to a ceasefire in Hudayda and allow in vitally needed food and medicine.