Issue 1167 PDF: Yemen peace talks stumble ahead as Saudis and Houthis dig in over key demands

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Issue 1167 - 21 Apr 2023

The issue leads with Yemen where against the backdrop of improving Saudi-Iran relations and a wider regional trend favouring diplomacy over conflict, a breakthrough between Houthi rebels and Riyadh remains just out of reach.

GSN reflects on the fresh outbreak of violence in Sudan, which has shown the limits of Saudi and UAE influence, despite years of close involvement by the regional powers.

GSN examines the political situation in Kuwait, which is braced for another parliamentary election and where a high profile member of the Al-Sabah has been jailed following a $1bn graft case.

The issue also analyses the balance of power in the UAE following President Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalid Al-Nahyan's (MBZ) appointment of his son Sheikh Khalid as Abu Dhabi crown prince.

Energy and industry coverage leads with a focus on a new agreement between Iraq's federal government and the Kurdish authorities in Erbil that has cleared the way for Kurdish oil exports to resume via a pipeline to Turkey.

Finance and business coverage leads with Bahrain, where the government is offering a ‘golden licence’ to companies that invest in large projects, in the latest sign of increasingly stiff competition among Gulf economies for international capital.

Risk Management Reports are on Kuwait and Oman.

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