Saudi Arabia: Claimants fight on in dispute with Aramco and Chevron

The heirs of two key advisers to King Abdelaziz (Ibn Saud, 1876-1953), including several royal family members, are continuing their fight to have a huge financial award in a land use dispute enforced in the United States. The award, valued at SR39.8bn ($17.9bn), made in 2015 by the Cairo-based International Arbitration Center (IAC). In an effort to maintain pressure, the heirs in June filed cases in two US states: Al-Qarqani versus Arab American Oil Company in Texas and Al-Qarqani et al versus Chevron Corporation et al in California. 29th November 2018, Issue 1,070. Read more

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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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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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Progress in Hodeidah but warnings of trouble elsewhere in Yemen

In United Nations-backed talks in Hodeidah in mid-February, a detailed programme of action was agreed to implement a Houthi withdrawal from the port city – the first of the three areas of agreement at the Stockholm peace conference in December. The plan should allow a resumption of humanitarian operations at the port under UN supervision – a critical step if the famine sweeping Yemen is to be tackled – but progress remains painfully slow and Hodeidah remains just one part of a complex arena.

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