22 January 2016
The sole Arab Spring success,
Tunisia has been struck by protests,
With one in seven unemployed,
The youth became annoyed,
And began to throw projectiles with zest.
23 January 2016
When Iran was brought in from the Cold,
China saw a chance made of gold,
Trade priorities they’d realign,
600 billion they'd sign,
On which the Iranians were completely sold.
24 January 2016
In the coastal province of Latakia,
Hezbollah, Iran and Russia
Launched a joint offensive,
Leaving the UN pensive,
And captured the town of Rabiya.
25 January 2016
A leader of Egypt’s revolution,
Said the army had foiled their ambition,
To live in a democracy,
Not a police state, or theocracy,
What they got was unparalleled repression.
26 January 2016
The Malaysian PM was accused,
Only to be promptly excused,
Of a dodgy Saudi haul,
680 mil in all,
Leaving the public somewhat bemused.
27 January 2016
When it comes to Google paying tax,
The government are accused of being lax,
Leaving Osborne’s support,
Of a point where he might relax.
28 January 2016
In the turbulent South China Sea,
Taiwan’s president went to see,
The Itu Aba Atol,
Where supremacy he extolled,
And so complicated US diplomacy,
WEEK IN REVIEW
Rendered in limericks, because the news is too important to leave to the prose.