A military coup in Sudan shatters another popular democratic effort in the Arab world.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is embarked on an economically ruinous project that consolidates military control of the economy at the expense of the private sector.
The UN’s Special Envoy has a deck that is already stacked against him and little chance that his efforts going forward will achieve a fair and balanced outcome.
With a new UN envoy in place and the Saudis and the Iranians talking, there is some hope that stalled peace talks can move forward even as the situation on the ground continues to deteriorate.
Although decarbonisation does mean painful economic adjustments worldwide the current hype over the ‘energy crisis’ and consequent risk to the global economy is overblown.
Hezbollah and its leader Hassan Nasrallah will go to any lengths to prevent the truth about the 4 August 2020 Beirut harbour blast emerging into the light.
Iran-backed parties did not fare well on 10 October but Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr did and so did women, winning a record number of seats.
A court case in Pennsylvania puts the spotlight on the detained former Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef and reveals new information about Saudi connections to organised crime in the West.
The murder of women in Kuwait in so-called honour killings exposes a political system and a society that remains largely indifferent to gender-based violence.
The Saudi crown prince had a brace of wins on 7 October with the purchase of NUFC and the ditching of a UNHRC investigation into war crimes in Yemen.