Middle East update: July 18-19 2018

SYRIA Most of the rebels in Quneitra province appear to have agreed to the standard “surrender and/or be bused to Idlib” deal that Russia and the Syrian government have been offering to everybody lately. Likewise, rebels in the city of Nawa, in Daraa province, surrendered on Wednesday. With the exception of some scattered fighting with… Continue reading Middle East update: July 18-19 2018

Yemen’s Take Two

Yemen, a country that generally sees a tropical cyclone show up once every decade or so, looks like it may be about to see its second one in about a week. Cyclone Megh hit Socotra Island yesterday and looks poised to make landfall somewhere between central and western Yemen, probably tomorrow. Megh was a category… Continue reading Yemen’s Take Two