The advance on Yemen’s lifeline port suggests a grueling fight ahead, the United States withdraws from the U.N. Human Rights Council after years of criticism, and Turkey braces for a decisive election.
Emirati-backed forces in Yemen are advancing on Hodeidah, the Gulf states reopen aid flows to Jordan after protests, and Iraq’s election has become a political crisis.
King Abdullah tries to contain popular outrage over new taxes and subsidy reductions, the Gulf crisis enters its second year, and Turkey and the U.S. reach an agreement on the Kurdish presence in Manbij.
The alliances in Yemen’s civil war shift again, Assad is pushes his luck in southwest Syria, and France presses Libya’s factions to hold elections.
The United States will go with sanctions alone against Iran, the Saudi crown prince’s campaign for reform without reformers, and the Assad regime waits for better terms.
What you missed while the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran deal stole the headlines.