Experts disagree about when we will hit peak demand for oil but as technological change continues to accelerate potential investors in the Aramco IPO should weigh its timing very carefully.
MBS’s half brother becomes Saudi oil minister, first Prince in the job. More preparations for Aramco IPO.
The King has spoken of the need to reduce regional and social inequalities but it’s more difficult in Morocco than it needs to be. Freedom of the press could be key.
With a transitional government in place Sudan at last faces up to its problems of economic collapse and tribal conflict.
Yemen – conflict between UAE-backed separatist STC in the south and Saudi-backed Hadi government – wider implications.
The supertanker released from Gibraltar delivers her Iranian oil to Syria. US frustrated, media confused.
Haftar’s LNA remains stuck around Tripoli. More bloodshed, but not comparable with true civil war. International community ineffective.
Palestinian Minister of Jerusalem Affairs accuses Israel of making “war” on the Palestinian presence in East Jerusalem. Some but perhaps not much hyperbole in this.
Reported “honour killing” of a Palestinian woman by her brother causes outrage. Other recent examples. Israa Gharib (or Ghurayib), a 21-year-old Palestinian woman from Beit Sahour near Bethlehem (clearly Muslim although none of the reports say so outright), was reportedly killed on 22 August. Not all the facts are clear, but it appears that she had posted a video on social media showing herself and her fiancé, which was regarded by her relatives as having dishonoured the family. Her father ordered her brother Ihab, a Canadian resident, to beat her. …
Plans for Aramco IPO beset with difficulties. MBS appoints a new broom.