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Saudi Arabia: Smooth succession but a bumpy road ahead
Politics & Economics»

Saudi Arabia: Smooth succession but a bumpy road ahead

Sunday, 1 February 2015 10:53 AM

Saudi Arabia’s new ruler King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud takes over as the ultimate authority in a kingdom that faces long-term domestic challenges compounded by the dramatic fall in oil prices in recent months.

Yemen crisis is first big test for Saudi Arabia's King Salman
Politics & Economics»

Yemen crisis is first big test for Saudi Arabia's King Salman

Monday, 26 January 2015 2:14 PM

Yemen is at risk of breaking up with the ascent of the Houthi movement

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Profile: Saudi's new Crown Prince Muqrin
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Profile: Saudi's new Crown Prince Muqrin

Friday, 23 January 2015 7:08 PM

Heir to Saudi Arabia's throne is a former fighter pilot who was educated at a Western university

Profile: New Saudi Deputy Crown Prince marks generational shift
Politics & Economics»

Profile: New Saudi Deputy Crown Prince marks generational shift

Friday, 23 January 2015 2:52 PM

Prince Mohammed bin Nayef is a close friend of the United States and a scourge of Islamist militants

Profile: New Saudi ruler King Salman bin Abdulaziz
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Profile: New Saudi ruler King Salman bin Abdulaziz

Friday, 23 January 2015 9:17 AM

Salman will have the final say on social and economic reforms started under Abdullah

Legacy: Saudi King Abdullah was a cautious reformer
Politics & Economics»

Legacy: Saudi King Abdullah was a cautious reformer

Friday, 23 January 2015 9:10 AM

How Saudi Arabia's ruler left a modernising legacy of cautious social and economic reform

Rediscovering past glories: Pearl fishing
Culture & Society»

Rediscovering past glories: Pearl fishing

Friday, 23 January 2015 3:11 AM

Pearl fishing was practically wiped out in the Gulf by the influx of cheaper alternatives from Asia in the early 20th century, but Qatar has teamed up with Robert Wan, one of the industry’s most respected names, to revive the ancient practice

Saudi Arabia's new Yemen strategy: get behind a fence
Politics & Economics»

Saudi Arabia's new Yemen strategy: get behind a fence

Thursday, 22 January 2015 8:21 PM

Saudi Arabia is increasingly taking a security-first approach after Houthi rebels have all but seized power

Review: Maserati Quattroporte GTS
Cars & Boats»

Review: Maserati Quattroporte GTS

Tuesday, 20 January 2015 11:55 AM

Overtly beautiful and introvertly powerful, this car proves why it is the top horse in the Maserati stable

Revealed: How to get a pay rise in 2015
Jobs»

Revealed: How to get a pay rise in 2015

Monday, 19 January 2015 2:04 PM

Recruitment experts share their top tips for salary negotiation in Dubai

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Austerity? Not for us, say rich Gulf states as oil slides
Banking & Finance»

Austerity? Not for us, say rich Gulf states as oil slides

Sunday, 11 January 2015 5:21 PM

Economic defences which the Gulf states built up after the global financial crisis to cope with just such a drop in oil are holding

Oman, the hidden treasure
Travel & Hospitality»

Oman, the hidden treasure

Friday, 9 January 2015 9:59 PM

Relatively few have experienced the wonders of Oman but multiple projects and a flurry of international hotel and tourism operators venturing in are set to turn the quieter corner of the Gulf into a must-see tourism destination. But businesses worry red tape could scuttle plans

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The power of Qatar
Politics & Economics»

The power of Qatar

Friday, 9 January 2015 2:06 AM

As the oil price slides and regional bourses suffer, Qatar is by far the best-placed Gulf economy in the medium term, analysts argue

The Big Debate: Can Gulf governments reduce their dependency on expats?
Politics & Economics»

The Big Debate: Can Gulf governments reduce their dependency on expats?

Sunday, 4 January 2015 10:00 AM

GCC states have launched many initiatives to reduce the gap between foreign and local workers, but can the region survive without overseas workers and only local talent alone?

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What's behind modern spaceship design?
Technology»

What's behind modern spaceship design?

Saturday, 3 January 2015 9:29 AM

A fleet of privately owned vehicles is set to challenge NASA's traditional dominance


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