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Bahrain-Britain relations: 200 years and counting

There is still some way to go before the 2016 bicentenary of Bahrain-Britain relations, but the exchange of diplomatic...

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Gulf states try to paper over the cracks

On 23 April, Qatari foreign minister Khalid Bin Mohammed Al-Attiyah declared the rift between Doha and other Gulf...

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Bahrain Grand Prix outmanoeuvres political resistance

In 2011, political unrest forced the cancellation of the Bahrain Grand Prix and, each year since, those campaigning for...

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Could repression of Brotherhood work in Qatar’s favour?

The non-executive chairman of the Qatar Investment Fund, Nick Wilson, published an op-ed in Arabian Business on 12 March in...

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Saudi-US relations: from mutual affection to marriage of convenience

The last time US President Barack Obama met King Abdullah Bin Abdelaziz in Saudi Arabia, he was on his way to Cairo to...

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Qatar: Labour reform must not stop at the Qatar World Cup

It must have been very frustrating for the Qataris to see the International Labour Organisation (ILO) distance itself from...

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Subsidy reform is essential – however energy efficient the Gulf becomes

The Gulf’s soaring domestic energy consumption – the result of profligate use of natural resources as well as massive...

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MBR demonstrates gulf between UAE and Saudi Arabia

The BBC’s interview with Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum (MBR), broadcast on 13 January, nicely...

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Qatar talks with Hizbollah will antagonise Saudis

As Saudi Arabia throws more weight behind the Lebanese army, Qatar – not known for its deference to Riyadh – has been...

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Questions over Iran at the forefront of GCC minds

It has been an eventful year in the Gulf. Against a backdrop of wider regional turmoil – the civil war in Syria and the...

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Bahrain's Economic Performance

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Gulf boundaries and hydrocarbons infrastructure

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The Gulf region: economy and society

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Iraqi Kurdistan hydrocarbons infrastructure map

Revised in January 2015, this map provides a detailed overview of hydrocarbons infrastructure in the Kurdistan area of Iraq.

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Iraq works to rebuild GCC ties as Iranian balancing act gets harder

Rarely short of a timely quote, President Barham Salih told a recent interviewer that “Iraq is coming back to the...

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Iraq works to rebuild GCC ties as Iranian balancing act gets harder

Rarely short of a timely quote, President Barham Salih told a recent interviewer that “Iraq is coming back to the...

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Saudi Arabia: Fall-out over Khashoggi murder hits intelligence consultants

The continuing impact of the Jamal Khashoggi murder on Saudi relations with western countries shows little signs of abating....

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MENA Renewable Energy Forum 2019

Royal Maxim Palace Kempinski Cairo, First Settlement, 11477, Cairo Egypt

14-16 October

Middle East Process Engineering Conference & Exhibition (MEPEC)

Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre

14-16 October

World Petroleum Council (WPC) Downstream Conference

Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre

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