Egypt’s President Sisi is threatening military action in support of the warlord Khalifa Haftar as the Tripoli-based GNA seeks to take the key coastal city of Sirte.
As his battlefield losses mount Khalifa Haftar is running out of options and he soon may be running out of friends.
Tunisia has proven itself adept at dealing with the coronavirus and in the process strengthened its democracy.
The Abu Dhabi crown prince is using wars in Yemen and Libya to position his small Gulf state as a regional Arab powerhouse.
Despite the growing threat of Covid-19, the wars in Yemen and Libya grind on further endangering millions of distressed civilians.
As the Idlib truce continues to hold, Vladimir Putin reinforces Russia’s dominant role in Syria.
Will the global battle against coronavirus help to counter three major MENA wars? The evidence is mixed. Despite Covid-19 numbers rising dramatically in the Gulf states and elsewhere in the Middle East (with a particular concern that Egypt is both suppressing true numbers and showing itself dangerously unprepared) there is one ray of positive news. In Syria, one of the three major conflicts in the region, combatants have appeared much readier to accept a truce and to consider putting talks ahead of guns. In Libya, however, the warlord General …