Competing priorities of Abu Dhabi and Dubai raise risk of an invisible rift

Few are indelicate enough to raise the issue, especially in the UAE where anyone perceived to have dissident views is under ever more pressure, but there are legitimate questions to be raised about the relationship between Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and UAE Armed Forces deputy supreme commander Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan (MBZ) and Vice President and prime minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum (MBR). 07 June 2018, Issue 1,061. Read more

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Iraqi Kurdistan hydrocarbons infrastructure map

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