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How to get the most out of social media, by Obama's 2008 campaign manager
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How to get the most out of social media, by Obama's 2008 campaign manager

Friday, 15 May 2015 9:03 AM

David Plouffe is credited with Barack Obama’s unlikely 2008 victory and now crafts messages for ride-share service Uber

King's absence from US summit shows Saudi upset over Iran push
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King's absence from US summit shows Saudi upset over Iran push

Monday, 11 May 2015 6:21 PM

Analysts and diplomats in the Middle East describe King Salman's decision to skip meeting at Camp David as a snub

Narendra Modi: one year on
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Narendra Modi: one year on

Sunday, 10 May 2015 10:05 AM

Narendra Modi captured the world’s attention when he won an unprecedented majority in the Indian general election to become prime minister in May 2014. In his first year, foreign leaders and investors have been climbing over each other to greet him, but are cracks beginning to show in Modi’s audacious pro-business platform and promises of radical economic reform?

Tomorrow's world: Inside the minds of Arab youth
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Tomorrow's world: Inside the minds of Arab youth

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 3:43 PM

Uncertainty over democracy, the continuing popularity of the UAE and the rise of ISIL were just some of the 10 big issues raised by the seventh annual ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey

New Saudi foreign minister is Washington insider, confidant of king
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New Saudi foreign minister is Washington insider, confidant of king

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 2:30 PM

Adel al-Jubeir becomes the first non-royal in the job, succeeding Saud al-Faisal

Saudis under time pressure to break Yemen stalemate
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Saudis under time pressure to break Yemen stalemate

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 7:00 PM

Frontlines of Yemen's messy civil war have barely moved after weeks of Saudi air strikes

Focus: Why Dubai is best placed to benefit from the lifting of US-led sanctions on Iran
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Focus: Why Dubai is best placed to benefit from the lifting of US-led sanctions on Iran

Friday, 24 April 2015 2:01 PM

Flights between the emirate and Tehran have reported an increase in passenger numbers in recent weeks, as it looks to harness its near-monopoly position when it comes to trade with the Islamic Republic

Saudi Arabia's Yemen gamble may define its regional role for years
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Saudi Arabia's Yemen gamble may define its regional role for years

Sunday, 29 March 2015 2:19 PM

Success in Yemen would establish Riyadh as de facto leader of the region's Sunni states

Events that moved the markets
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Events that moved the markets

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 10:23 AM

What, if anything, have we learnt from past crises that have shaken the global financial markets?

A country on hold: Oman's next step?
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A country on hold: Oman's next step?

Friday, 6 March 2015 10:01 AM

The Gulf state has been relatively stable under the rule of one man for 45 years, but the indefinite absence of an ailing Sultan Qaboos and deteriorating economic conditions are causing angst in a country that can ill afford stagnation. With no public succession plan, just what will the next era in Oman hold?

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Saudi king keeps close hand on oil in remodelling strategic team
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Saudi king keeps close hand on oil in remodelling strategic team

Tuesday, 3 March 2015 2:26 PM

King is clearly laying the ground for a generational shift in how Riyadh develops its energy and economic strategies

Should the Gulf introduce VAT?
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Should the Gulf introduce VAT?

Friday, 27 February 2015 2:02 AM

The GCC’s plans to bring in value-added tax were withdrawn as a result of the global financial crisis. However, lower oil prices mean that the contentious topic is now back on the agenda

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Focus: Libya's decline and fall
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Focus: Libya's decline and fall

Friday, 13 February 2015 2:23 AM

Despite promises of a new future after the ouster of dictator Muammar Gaddafi, Libya’s spiral into civil war is seemingly endless. Foreign investors who are waiting on the sidelines say there is no hope of a change for the better soon

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Saudi Arabia: Smooth succession but a bumpy road ahead
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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
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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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