Stockholm partial ceasefire around Hudaida, talks under UN chairmanship, some aid getting through, prisoner exchange talks begin.
Trial of 11 unnamed persons for the Khashoggi murder begins. Any stick will now do to beat Saudi Arabia.
Yemen – talks in Sweden may lead to a ceasefire in Hudayda and allow in vitally needed food and medicine.
Many countries in the region hold disgracefully large numbers of prisoners, but information is patchy and unreliable.
Yemen peace talks begin, with release of prisoners as a confidence measure. Saudi Arabia on the back foot, the US administration obsessed with Iran, but Congress looking for a halt.
Trump declares the US a steadfast partner of Saudi Arabia. Increased resistance from Congress. Wider still and wider.
Khashoggi – Turkey keeps up the pressure. Saudi Arabia on the back foot. Congress and media want action. US and other governments face a dilemma.
Huge decline since 1990 in FGM in Africa where it is most prevalent. Information about the Middle East remains scanty.
UAE little exposed to criticism compared with Saudi Arabia, though their policies are close. Separatist South Yemen an exception.
Erdoğan all but fingers MBS for the murder. Prince Ahmad returns from London. Saudi Arabia losing some of its international grip, e.g. on Yemen.