The budget strove for a message of ‘steady as she goes’ but a spectacular fall in Saudi Aramco’s revenues and a Covid-19 surge suggest rough seas ahead.
The imposition of US sanctions on Turkey earlier in the week strains relations within NATO and between Washington and Ankara, creating more cracks for Russian president Vladimir Putin to exploit.
Saudi Arabia has worked hard to sell an image to the West that it is supportive of women’s rights but the detention, torture and trial of activists and efforts to manipulate UN Women tell another story.
In the dying days of the Trump White House, another Arab state recognises Israel in a win for the president that will have consequences his successor will have to deal with.
UN efforts to get foreign forces and mercenaries out of the Libya conflict are doomed to failure.
Ramped up Turkish military activity in Northern Syria may herald a major offensive before Joe Biden takes office.
A bipartisan move by members of the US Senate Foreign Affairs Committee to quash the sale of sophisticated military hardware to the UAE is gathering pace in the dying days of the Trump presidency.
Sparks fly in the Bahraini capital as a senior Saudi royal drops the gloves and takes dead aim at Israel and its treatment of Palestinians.
Summary: No women were elected to the Kuwaiti parliament but an organisation set up to get women elected says the setback will only serve to toughen its resolve.
The purchase of a gaming company by MiSK looks a shrewd investment but one that opens up many questions about MbS’ charitable foundation.