Syria – US permits and then opposes Turkish assault on the Kurdish north. Fears that IS may rise from the ashes.
Haftar’s military operation to take Tripoli seems to have failed. His foreign supporters. Need for an international conference and a political solution.
The practical and political consequences of the Abqaiq raid still not worked out. Iran blamed.
Discussion of BDS in Congress stalled. Some action in England. For Germany BDS is anti-Semitic.
Following elections likely Israeli government move towards annexation. Time to recognise Palestine.
Houthis claim the attack on Saudi oil facilities, Pompeo blames Iran, Trump hesitant. A major blow.
The supertanker released from Gibraltar delivers her Iranian oil to Syria. US frustrated, media confused.
Competing ideas for increased security in the Gulf “tinderbox”. UK under Johnson backs the US. Legal considerations.
Sudan – despite some continuing violence formal agreement reached between the military and protesters. Bashir on trial.
Gibraltar has accepted that the detained tanker carrying Iranian oil will not breach EU sanctions on Syria, and released her. But until she sails US attempts to detain her continue.