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.
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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.
Erdogan gets the executive powers he’s cultivated for years, the Assad regime is marching toward the Jordanian border, and Iran’s economic troubles prompts new protests.
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.