Tunisia has proven itself adept at dealing with the coronavirus and in the process strengthened its democracy.
Pre-pandemic, Dubai’s economy was stuttering but now the picture is bleaker and much more challenging.
An acute shortage of clean water in oil-rich Basra governorate underscores the multiple failures of central government.
For nearly ten years a war the world has chosen to ignore has been dragging on in North Sinai with non-combatants caught between the Egyptian military and ISIS-allied fighters.
The oil sector and major oil producing nations face a period of protracted uncertainty and potentially far-reaching change.
The Egyptian government’s approach to the coronavirus: play down the numbers, call for ‘coexistence’ with the virus and try to silence the growing chorus of criticism.
Haidar Al Abadi the former Iraqi prime minister has plenty of advice for the new prime minister Mustafa Al Kadhimi while not ruling out his own return.
Yemen is a country torn by war, debilitated by disease and constantly threatened by famine. Now it is being hit by the coronavirus.
Oman’s new Sultan has seized upon the twin shocks of Covid-19 and the oil price crash to carry out vigorous economic reforms.
Bahrain’s economy, hit by the oil price crash and Covid-19 has little hope for recovery even as it continues its heavy spend on security.