Kuwait: Politics as usual as cabinet resigns ahead of grillings

In a widely anticipated move, the cabinet submitted its resignation to Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah on 30 October, after less than a year in office. Prime minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah and his ministers have been asked to stay on in a caretaker capacity until a new cabinet is appointed. This could take several weeks, but the process began quickly after emir on 1 November reappointed Sheikh Jaber as head of government. 02/11/2017 Issue 1047 Read more

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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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New youth protests as Oman struggles to meet demand for jobs

Hundreds of young unemployed Omanis demonstrated on 22 January and 29 January to demand jobs. The first protests took place...

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