The Senate in Washington and the Court of Appeal in London find fault with current policy on arms sales to Saudi Arabia.
Palestinians, whether official or business, will not attend the Bahrain workshop. Seven Arab states will nevertheless take part; so will some international organisations. The event will not be a resounding success but an embarrassing flop may have been narrowly avoided.
Sudan – killing of demonstrators stalls negotiations between military and protesters. Ethiopian mediation knocked off course.
Syria – fighting continues, mainly in and around Idlib between the Syrian army and jihadis. International complications.
Two tankers attacked and left adrift in the Gulf of Oman. Pompeo again accuses Iran.
US shuttle diplomacy has achieved agreement on talks to take place between Lebanon and Israel on the maritime border.
Arms sales to Saudi Arabia by US, UK and France criticised, but governments undeterred. Missiles/nuclear.
Sudan – 60 demonstrators killed, talks between the military and the protesters stalled.
Kushner briefly visits Morocco and Jordan to boost the deal of the century. Netanyahu’s failure to form a government may have put the kibosh on the timing if not the deal itself.
Qatar vs. the 4 – petty squabbling continues. Hints of an olive branch, but no solution in sight.