Weekly Digest


Bringing you a step closer to the various facets of the region

17-21 February 2020

21 Feb 2020

An aerial view of destroyed buildings in the town of Ihsim taken on 19 February in Idlib province, Syria. Photo: Omar Haj Kadour/AFP.   To view the newsletter for this week, click here. Sign up through this link to join our mailing...

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10-14 February 2020

14 Feb 2020

A Syrian rebel fires a rocket at Syrian regime forces on 9 February 2020 from the Idlibcountryside, where current tensions are flaring between Turkish reinforcement troops and Syrian regime forces. Photo: Omar Haj Kadour/AFP   To view the newsletter...

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3-7 February 2020

07 Feb 2020

US forces firing teargas at Iraqi demonstrators protesting against US strikes that killed Iraqi militia fighters outside the US embassy in Baghdad on 1 January 2020. The US had blamed an Iranian-backed Iraqi militia for the 27 December 2019...

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27-31 January 2020

31 Jan 2020

Standing with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (left), US President Donald Trump unveils details of his administration’s Middle East Peace Plan. The plan, which he refers to as “the deal of the century”, is the product of more than...

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13-17 January 2020

17 Jan 2020

Some 200 mainly masked students gathered at Tehran University on Tuesday (14 January) to protest against the downing of a Ukrainian airliner and were locked in a tense standoff with youths from the Basij militia loyal to the establishment....

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6-10 January 2020

10 Jan 2020

General Qassem Soleimani’s funeral in Tehran on Tuesday (7 January) was described as the “largest in Iran” since the funeral of Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, in 1989. Photo: Mehr news agency, shared...

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30 December 2019 – 3 January 2020

03 Jan 2020

On Wednesday (1 January), Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (above) submitted an immunity request from prosecution in three graft cases to the Knesset. Photo: Kremlin.     To view the newsletter for this week, click here. Sign up through this link to join...

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16-20 December 2019

20 Dec 2019

US Army and Syrian Democratic Forces soldiers remove military fortifications as part of the implementation of security mechanisms along the Turkey–Syria border in August 2019, months before Turkey invaded northeast Syria. Photo: United States Central Command.   To view...

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9-13 December 2019

13 Dec 2019

Mr Benjamin Netanyahu (above) will remain prime minister while Israel heads to a third election, but he will relinquish his health, welfare, agriculture, and diaspora affairs ministerial portfolios. Photo: Russia Presidential Executive Office.   To view the newsletter for this week,...

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2-6 December 2019

06 Dec 2019

Saudi Aramco airplanes parked in the general aviation terminal, King Fahd International Airport. Photo: Hmn1988, shared on WikiMedia Commons.   To view the newsletter for this week, click here. Sign up through this link to join our mailing list.  

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