Weekly Roundup: Gulf nations express solidarity with Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi case, Iran moves to impose restrictions on terror financing, and Turkish authorities release detained US pastor

Gulf nations express solidarity with Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi disappearance case, Iranian parliament moves to impose restrictions on terror financing, and Turkish authorities release US pastor Andrew Brunson from house arrest

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Weekly Roundup: Turkish investigators accuse Saudi Arabia of killing exiled journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Egypt grants Muslim Brotherhood leaders retrial, and Libyan National Army forces capture wanted Egyptian militant

Turkish investigators accuse Saudi Arabia of sending team to kill exiled journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Egypt grants Mohammed Badie and other Muslim Brotherhood leaders retrial, and Libyan National Army forces capture Egyptian militant wanted on terror charges

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Weekly Roundup: Saudi journalist Khashoggi disappears in Istanbul, first Syrian rebel group withdraws from contested Idlib, and Iraq elects new president over Barzani objections

Saudi journalist Khashoggi disappears in Istanbul after visiting consulate to obtain marriage license, Turkey-aligned Faylaq al-Sham becomes first Syrian rebel group to withdraw from contested Idlib, and Iraq elects new president despite former KRG President Barzani’s objections

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Weekly Roundup: Attackers kill 25 in Iran’s Ahvaz, Gaza protests intensify as Hamas-IDF talks break down, and renewed fighting grips Yemen’s Hodeidah

Militants attacked a military parade and killed 25 in Iran’s Ahvaz, including bystanders – ISIL claimed responsibility. IDF soldiers killed one person and wounded twenty as Gaza protests intensified and talks with Hamas broke down. Renewed fighting in Yemen’s Hodeidah witnessed Saudi-led coalition forces strike a naval school in another bid to evict Houthi rebels from the city.

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Weekly Roundup: Turkey’s Central Bank raises interest rates, Morocco criminalizes violence against women, and Saudi airstrikes target Yemeni radio station

Turkey’s Central Bank raises interest rates in defiance of Erdogan, Morocco criminalizes violence against women in problematic legislation, and Saudi airstrikes target Yemeni radio station in an attempt to disrupt Houthi supply routes.

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Weekly Roundup: Turkish offensive in Northern Syria, secret Egypt-Israel alliance in the Sinai, and withdrawal of US troops from Iraq

This last week in the Middle East and North Africa: President Erdoğan claimed on January 4th that Turkish forces have killed 935 Kurdish fighters so far, The New York Times reported unmarked Israeli warplanes and helicopters have carried out dozens of covert attacks against ISIS and other terrorist groups inside Egypt’s Sinai in recent years, and Israel announced it would reopen its embassy in Amman.

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