U.S. draws down its forces in Iraq, Mohammed bin Salman tries carrots and sticks with royal rivals, and Israeli and Palestinian officials are at an impasse.
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Iran cracks down on protests, Saudi economic reforms stoke royal divisions, and the Trump administration considers cuts to Palestinian aid.
The Middle East Ticker reviews 2017's biggest news stories about the region.
Ousted Yemeni President Killed, Trump Administration Considers Moving Embassy in Israel, Turkish Officials Go on Trial
Ali Abdullah Saleh finally found his end, the Trump administration’s partners are driving a hard bargain with the Palestinians, and Erdogan implicated in sanctions trial.
Attack in Egypt, U.S. and Turkey Spar over Trial and Arming Kurds, Saudi Arabia Tempers Its Power Play
Islamic State militants kill hundreds at an Egyptian mosque, U.S. policy in eastern Syria in flux amid spat with Turkey, and the state of Saudi Arabia’s shake-up.
Saudi Arabia's ambitious economic reforms are losing out to the regime's efforts to secure its influence at home and abroad.
The kingdom's crown prince is putting the country's politcal elite on notice.
Mohammed bin Salman has purged his rivals and is trying to check Iran’s influence in Lebanon and Yemen, while setting the stage for closer cooperation with Israel.
Over the weekend, Mohammad bin Salman purged his potential rivals and escalated Saudi Arabia’s cold war with Iran.
Iraqis and Kurds Compete for Oil Deals, Gulf States Still Fighting PR War in Washington, Deadly Ambush in Egypt
Iraqi forces look to consolidate control of Kirkuk, a former Trump official undercuts the State Department on Qatar diplomacy, and an attack on Egyptian troops leaves dozens dead.