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Why the Qatar hacking incident has revived Gulf tensions
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Why the Qatar hacking incident has revived Gulf tensions

Friday, 26 May 2017 5:10 PM

Analysts say the incident was far more than a security breach and appears once again to have set Qatar against rival Gulf powers

Trump's Saudi embrace, Iran disdain upend Obama's vision
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Trump's Saudi embrace, Iran disdain upend Obama's vision

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 8:51 PM

Analysts say Trump's actions mark a stark departure from the vision of his predecessor Barack Obama

WEF has a plan, but it is up to the Middle East to make it happen
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WEF has a plan, but it is up to the Middle East to make it happen

Sunday, 21 May 2017 8:44 AM

Organisation knows what the GCC has to do to meet the challenges of today’s changing times, but can the MENA do it?

Saudi shake-up strengthens king's powerful son
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Saudi shake-up strengthens king's powerful son

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 3:03 PM

Royal decrees saw a number of allies of Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman moved into key positions

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Filipino expats in Gulf look to hardman Duterte
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Filipino expats in Gulf look to hardman Duterte

Thursday, 13 April 2017 4:52 PM

President on tour of region as more than a million Filipino workers are spread across Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Qatar

Qatar’s love affair with the UK is at stake
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Qatar’s love affair with the UK is at stake

Thursday, 13 April 2017 11:49 AM

GCC country plans to increase its investment in the United Kingdom by $6.3bn over next five years

A humbler Qatar still wants to punch above its weight
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A humbler Qatar still wants to punch above its weight

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 11:05 AM

Qatar has acquired more than $335bn worth of assets around the globe, buying up trophies such as London’s Shard

Saudi Arabia spends money to make money
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Saudi Arabia spends money to make money

Wednesday, 22 March 2017 8:17 PM

Tour of Asia by Saudi Arabia's King Salman advances drive to attract foreign investment but comes with an expensive price tag

Where is Bahrain headed?
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Where is Bahrain headed?

Sunday, 19 March 2017 9:24 AM

The kingdom has identified jewels in its accelerating non-oil economy to forge a new path

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Trump, Saudi Arabia in mutual embrace
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Trump, Saudi Arabia in mutual embrace

Thursday, 16 March 2017 2:46 PM

US President Donald Trump may not be popular in much of the Muslim world but he has been embraced by Saudi Arabia

How Saudi women are uniting to inspire new generation
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How Saudi women are uniting to inspire new generation

Saturday, 11 March 2017 11:00 AM

Saudi women from adventurers to inventors are hoping a unique conference in Riyadh on Saturday will highlight their changing role

Oman gains breathing space with jumbo $5bn bond sale
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Oman gains breathing space with jumbo $5bn bond sale

Thursday, 2 March 2017 3:34 PM

Order books for the issue totalled $20bn, showing that Oman can for now count on strong international demand for its debt

Closing the Gulf's gender gap
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Closing the Gulf's gender gap

Monday, 27 February 2017 2:45 PM

GCC states fell behind in closing the gap between women and men last year, but governments are striving to re-tip the scales.

Glad to see Obama go, Gulf Arabs expect Trump to counter Iran
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Glad to see Obama go, Gulf Arabs expect Trump to counter Iran

Monday, 23 January 2017 6:12 PM

Trump seen as a strong president who will shore up Washington's role as their main strategic partner in a region central to US security and energy interests

Is Africa's investment dream still on track?
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Is Africa's investment dream still on track?

Saturday, 21 January 2017 1:33 AM

It was the new bright spot for global investors, but widespread falling GDP growth and decreased commodity prices has meant Africa's dream of attracting billions of dollars of investment from the GCC is taking longer to realise than anticipated. But ahead of the Arabian Business Africa Forum, stakeholders argue serious returns are there to be made


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