Riyadh picks a fight with Canada, the Trump administration reinstates sanctions on Iran, and U.S. partners are paying off al-Qaeda in Yemen’s civil war.
The United States lifts a hold on military aid to Egypt, Trump makes a confusing diplomatic overture to Tehran, and the trial of an American pastor strains ties with Ankara.
Pompeo outlines an Iran strategy, Israel rejects Russia’s buffer zone proposal for Syria, and Turkey ends its two-year state of emergency.
Trump and Putin agree to secure the Israel-Syria border, Iran is on a diplomatic offensive to secure its oil exports, and new protests erupt in southern Iraq.
The Assad regime captures Deraa, the Trump administration tries a “Gaza first” approach to Israeli-Palestinian peace, and Erdogan’s new cabinet worries markets.
The UAE supports a new diplomatic push for the Houthis to handover the Yemeni port, the Assad regime displaces 270,000 people with new offensive near Deraa, and protests in Iran continue as Rouhani looks to preserve the nuclear deal.