The recent referendum in Egypt extends President Abdel Fattah el Sisi's tenure - but more importantly, it is a complete capture of Egypt's institutions.
If history is anything to go by then Saudi Arabia's executions of thirty-seven Saudis, most believed to be Shia, could incite anger in the region and a response from Iran.
Since the end of Ottoman Empire rule in Palestine, the land of the first holy mosque has been systematically undermined by false pretences at best, betrayal at worst. But since the 2011 so-called Arab Spring, the disloyalty has intensified.
A new law in Russia can pave the way for the government to have greater control over what Russians can access on the internet.
With US presidential elections fast approaching the Democratic Party could have a hard time uniting as it dithers in dealing with Trump.
The upcoming European Parliament elections will be a test for the European Union's commitment to democracy as previously fringe political movements threaten to take over the helm of the EU.
Foreign invaders and elite urban Afghans have long underestimated or ignored rural Afghanistan, and they have all paid the price of doing so.
Saudi Arabia and the UAE have a long history of counter-revolutions in the Muslim world - are they gearing up for another in Sudan?
Is France finally being scrutinised for the violence perpetrated on Yellow Vest protestors?
Donald Trump's move to designate Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist organisation is part of a larger campaign to isolate and weaken Iran while strengthening Israel's position in the region.
The strongman’s rationale for outrightly attempting a supreme hold on power through the Tripoli offensive is interlaced with narratives he thinks will resonate with his embattled people. He may well be mistaken.
Images of Taliban fighters acquiring enemy weaponry have been shared on social media and the fact is that the Taliban gets its arms from different sources for years. But what impact does this have on the war.
The US can only find a solution to their immigration policy once they can sort out their foreign policy - which might not happen anytime soon.
French-backed militarisation in Mali is aimed at protecting its economic interests, and only compounds Mali's problems.
Last year China, previously the centre of the global recycling trade, abruptly imposed restrictions on imports of recyclable items. Could such a move force exporting countries to raise their recycling standards?
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