Weekly Digest


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

25-29 November 2019

29 Nov 2019

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (above) faces Likud leadership challenge from former interior and education minister, Mr Gideon Saar. Photo: US Department of State, shared on Flickr.   To view the newsletter for this week, click here. Sign up through this link to...

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18-22 November 2019

22 Nov 2019

An Israeli settlement near Jericho, West Bank. The United States’ latest announcement that Israeli settlements in West Bank are not in violation of international law reverses decades of US foreign policy and may undermine peace efforts and negotiations for...

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11-15 November 2019

15 Nov 2019

Israel described Abu al-Ata (above, circled in red), a senior commander in the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, as a “ticking bomb”. He was killed on Tuesday (12 November) in an Israeli airstrike. Photo: Israeli Foreign Ministry, shared on Twitter.  ...

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4-8 November 2019

08 Nov 2019

  Petrobras’ P-51 oil platform (pictured above) can produce up to 180,000 barrels of oil and 6 million cubic metres of gas per day. The flood of crude oil from non-traditional producers such as Brazil is expected to usher in an...

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28 October-1 November 2019

01 Nov 2019

Demonstrations held in downtown Beirut in October 2019 with protestors demanding an overhaul of the ruling class and an end to rampant corruption. Photo: Shahen Books, shared on Wikimedia Commons.   To view the newsletter for this week, click here. Sign...

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21-25 October 2019

25 Oct 2019

View of protests in Beirut, Lebanon. The protests have grown to be the largest and most diverse since the country’s independence. Photo: Shahran Araboghlian, shared on Wikimedia Commons.    To view the newsletter for this week, click here. Sign up through...

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14-18 October 2019

18 Oct 2019

View of Ras al-Ayn from Turkey. The Kurdish controlled city in northeast Syria, which sits on the border with Turkey, has been the target of Turkey’s Operation Peace Spring. Photo: Voice of America News   To view the newsletter...

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7-11 October 2019

11 Oct 2019

Ras al-Ayn in northern Syria was among the towns hit by Turkish air strikes and artillery fire on Wednesday. Here, Kurdish gunmen are defending Ras al-Ayn from attacks by Islamic State-affiliated militants in 2013. Photo: Younes Mohammad for Tasnim News  ...

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30 September – 4 October 2019

04 Oct 2019

“The road has not ended,” said Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, indicating that Iran is still open to diplomacy with the United States and salvaging the 2015 nuclear deal. Mr Rouhani was speaking at a weekly cabinet meeting which was...

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23-27 September 2019

27 Sep 2019

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has chosen Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over his main competitor Mr Benny Gantz to form a government. (Pictured above, from left) Mr Gantz, Mr Netanyahu, and Mr Rivlin clasping hands at a memorial service earlier this month....

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