Countries across the MENA region are facing severe water shortages yet have done little to ameliorate a shared problem. Will the Covid-19 pandemic teach them that working cooperatively is the only way to resolve a looming crisis?
On the fifth anniversary of the launch of the Saudi-led coalition’s attack on Yemen, a war which has caused the world’s worst humanitarian catastrophe continues unabated.
Mohammed Bin Salman is fighting a war in Yemen and Covid-19. So was this the time to launch an oil price war with Russia?
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 …
Huda al Sarari, a courageous Yemeni lawyer, is the winner of the 2020 Martin Ennals Award for exposing a secret network of prisons run by the UAE in Yemen.
As opportunities for peace in Yemen recede, the urgency to resolve humanitarian aid issues grows ever more pressing.
The Riyadh Agreement signed 5 November 2019 was supposed to merge Yemeni government and Southern Transitional Council (STC) security forces in Yemen under the auspices of Saudi Arabia but thus far little progress has been made.
The assassination of the Iranian Quds Force general Qassem Suleimani dramatically alters the political landscape of the Middle East. How Iran responds will determine if the region is marching toward a major war.
The agreement signed between the Southern Yemeni separatists and the Saudi supported Hadi government leaves many questions unanswered.