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

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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Weak Saudi investment flows point to economic trouble ahead

Away from the spin and razzmatazz of last month’s Future Investment Initiative (FII) conference in Riyadh, analysts are...

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Consultants face scrutiny but are locked into their Saudi business

As Turkey drags out the aftermath of the Jamal Khashoggi affair and Saudi Arabia responds by seeking culprits higher up the...

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UAE power projection prompts guarded concern among some allies

The British-Omani military exercises Al-Shomoukh 2 and Saif Al Sarea 3 were still in full swing on land, sea and air as GSN...

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