Mada Masr correctly predicts results of Senate elections; calls for anti-regime demonstrations mount; as economy shrivels, Sisi goes on a fundraising drive.
The establishment of diplomatic relations with the UAE and Bahrain, coupled with further Israeli encroachments in the West Bank signal that the ‘deal of the century’ will prevail.
A deal that would see Iraqi oil sent via pipeline to Jordan and Egypt has lots of upsides and one very big downside.
Bahrain’s decision to follow the UAE in normalising relations with Israel may be another “stab in the back” for the Palestinians; but it is also a timely reelection boost for Donald Trump.
In hosting Afghan peace talks and supporting Gaza in its battle with Covid-19, Qatar is scoring points with the US and Israel.
More than a month after the Beirut harbour explosion, Lebanon struggles to find hope and a way forward.
Syria’s war has slipped out of the headlines but as the world’s attention is elsewhere ISIS and Russia remain busy.
Summary: The postponement of Saudi Arabia’s Future Investment Initiative is a sign that all is not well with the kingdom’s efforts to attract FDI.
In the run up to the election, President Trump and Jared Kushner anticipated a big win with the normalization of relations between the UAE and Israel but they have overhyped and overplayed their hand.
War weariness and growing Saudi frustration may finally drive Yemen’s many warring factions onto a path toward peace.