US Congress has passed a watered-down bill opposing BDS. Local action in the UK against an Israeli weapons company.
– following the lifting of the driving ban some more chipping away at restrictions on women, but activists harshly treated.
Egypt has four decades of experience of building new cities. Others are newer to the game. Results have often been mixed.
US troops returning to Saudi Arabia after 16 years absence. No details. Political consequences in USA and KSA.
Yemen – some agreement at a UN meeting between the Saudi led coalition and the Houthis, the first for months. Dangers of a wider conflict.
Fragile agreement eventually reached between military and protesters. Outlook uncertain.
Syria – inconclusive fighting in Idlib province and elsewhere. Peace talks not dead.
Palestinian water resources are already under strain. Population growth and climate change will make things more difficult.
The seizure of an Iranian tanker in Gibraltar highlights the fuel crisis in Syria and EU policy.
The US Ambassador to Israel inaugurates a settler project. The Chilean President’s visit causes a diplomatic incident. And there is a huge turn-out at a funeral in Isawiya.