Arab Digest · Airwars: tracking the airstrike toll
Saudi Arabia was hoping that the G20 gathering would help to burnish a brand that has been severely tarnished.
The alleged sexual assault of a British woman by a UAE government minister and ruling family member lays bare the reality behind the soft power politics of the Gulf state.
As Arab regimes move their money and families to the West they are securing growing political influence while spreading and normalising corrupt practices.
Mohammed bin Salman’s effort to secure an English Premiership club have gone for nought with a flawed game plan that wound up playing to his weaknesses.
US views will influence what Netanyahu decides to do on 1 July. Those of other major international actors might do so too. But domestic political considerations may be even more important.
Humanitarian aid to Yemen faces drastic cuts in a country stalked by war, famine and now Covid-19.
As his battlefield losses mount Khalifa Haftar is running out of options and he soon may be running out of friends.
Bahrain’s economy, hit by the oil price crash and Covid-19 has little hope for recovery even as it continues its heavy spend on security.
Of oil prices, bank ratings, slashed salaries and the purchase of the Magpies.