Sudan – President Bashir arrested, military council takes over. Protests continue.
Saudi Arabia – the women activists and Khashoggi trials cast a long shadow.
Trump announces a U-turn on the Golan Heights. General condemnation. A boost for Netanyahu’s election prospects.
Saudi Arabia shoots itself in the foot, bringing 10 women to trial for promoting lifting the ban on women driving.
UK lines up with Israel on Hizbullah. Some downside, possible domestic political advantage.
EU/Arab summit large and unwieldy, at best a useful opportunity for top level networking. #url#
With its usual problems plus over a million Syrian refugees Jordan needs support. Some positive developments in the region.
What to do with hundreds of foreigners who joined IS? UK and US fix on two individual cases.
Yemen – the Stockholm ceasefire holding. Opposition to the war in Washington and London.
US/Polish conference in Warsaw shifts focus from Iran to a wider agenda. “A new era” (Mike Pence) – not