Der Bürgerkrieg in Syrien wird immer brutaler, die Entscheidungsschlacht um Damaskus rückt näher. Aber auch Ägypten steht am Scheideweg. Zwei Jahre nach der Revolution gibt es wieder blutige Krawalle. Dem Westen scheinen die Hände gebunden.
Protesters have lit flares and shouted anti-government slogans on the seventh anniversary of the Arab Spring uprising. Anti-austerity rallies have slammed a government decision to raise taxes amid an economic slump.
President Abbas has called on Arabs to visit Jerusalem, saying Trump's decision to recognize the holy city as the Israeli capital was "sinful." The comments come ahead of a visit to the region by US Vice President Pence.
Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas is hoping for a greater EU role in Middle East peace efforts amid a row with the US. But it seems unlikely he will secure concrete commitments when he meets EU foreign ministers Monday.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has said Trump should be ashamed of his Middle East peace efforts. Abbas also called into the question the Oslo Accords, which stipulate Palestinians' recognition of Israel.
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