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Issue 1,172 opens with the Hadhramaut National Council’s launch, which seems to confirm concerns that Yemen could fragment once more into rival regions, Sanaa going to Houthi forces and the rest of the tortured country divided between the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council and groups supported by Saudi Arabia.
GSN's politics section includes analysis of the rivalries between Erbil and Baghdad over the oil-rich Kirkuk region. There are also Risk Management reports – with a map – on Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan.
Also in Politics is an in-depth look at the controversial Sheikh Ahmed Al-Fahad Al-Sabah’s return to government in Kuwait.
Energy and industry reports on well-connected UAE company Primera Group's apparent new monopoly over Democratic Republic of Congo's artisanal gold, and other mineral import and exports.
GSN talks to Gulfsands Petroleum's former chief Mahdi Sajjad, who has turned his attention towards Omani oil and gas assets.
GSN View analyses the position of Sultan Al-Jaber and the UAE’s positioning over critical (dare one say hot?) issues as the Emirates prepare to host the upcoming COP28 UN Climate Conference.
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