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The Gulf region’s politicians and business leaders returned in force to the World Economic Forum (WEF) held as ever in Davos, Switzerland, but at a different time of year. The most senior regional leader to turn up was Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, who gave a speech at the opening session.

Iran | Kuwait | Saudi Arabia | Bahrain | Qatar
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Sheikh Rashid Bin Abdulrahman Bin Rashid Al-Khalifa took his oath of office as the new governor of Capital Governorate, in front of King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa at Safriya Palace on 24 May. King Hamad had made the appointment via a royal decree issued on 18 May.

Bahrain
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Saudi Aramco is said to be considering a stock market listing for its Aramco Trading arm. Analysts have predicted the unit could be valued at more than $30bn. Omani state energy company OQ is reportedly considering a sale of shares in some of its upstream and downstream assets. Meanwhile, Bahrain’s Nogaholding is due to complete a comprehensive energy strategy in six months, which could pave the way for an “asset monetisation” programme.

Bahrain | Oman
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Recently appointed United States Central Command (Centcom) commander General Michael Kurilla held a meeting with then Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan (MBZ) at Qasr Al-Shati, Abu Dhabi on 12 May, some three months after his predecessor had seemingly been denied an audience with MBZ.

Bahrain | United Arab Emirates (UAE)
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Sheikh Khalid Bin Ali Al-Khalifa was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with honours from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.

Bahrain
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Regional and international leaders have descended on Abu Dhabi in the days since the death of UAE President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan was announced on 13 May, both to offer condolences and to congratulate Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed (MBZ) who has moved from being the country’s de facto leader to formally becoming its president.

Kuwait | Saudi Arabia | Bahrain | Oman | United Arab Emirates (UAE) | Qatar
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Risk Management Report: International politics and economics. Breakeven prices: Oil prices have remained high in the shadow of the Ukraine war, with the cost of a barrel well above $100 through much of March and April. This means that most Gulf states are in a position to post budget surpluses this year.

Kuwait | Saudi Arabia | Bahrain | Oman | United Arab Emirates (UAE) | Qatar
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Recently appointed United States Central Command (Centcom) commander General Michael Kurilla visited the US 5th Fleet headquarters in Bahrain on 29 April. It was his first visit since assuming command of Centcom on 1 April, when he took over from General Kenneth McKenzie.

Bahrain
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Moody’s Investors Service improved its outlook on Bahrain’s sovereign rating from negative to stable on 22 April, citing higher oil prices which have improved the government’s fiscal position.

Bahrain
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King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa commissioned five ships into the Royal Bahraini Naval Force (RBNF) at an early April ceremony. The ships – Damsah, Al-Farooq, Al-Ghurairiah, Jenan and Sakhir – are Cyclone-class patrol ships previously used by the US Navy Fifth Fleet.

Bahrain
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Manama has sent three invitations to Qatar for the governments to meet since the January 2021 Al-Ula summit formally ended the GCC split. But its overtures have remained unanswered, senior official Sheikh Abdullah Bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa told GSN, in the latest chapter in a long series of strained bilateral relations.

Bahrain | Qatar
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Bahrain's foreign affairs minister Abdullatif Bin Rashid Al-Zayani was in Moscow for talks with his counterpart Sergey Lavrov on 7 April – as the latest UN General Assembly vote over the Ukraine conflict was held.

Bahrain
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Much recent attention has focused on King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa’s fourth son, Sheikh Nasser Bin Hamad, who – in his mid-30s – is nearly 20 years younger than his half-brother Crown Prince Salman Bin Hamad.

Bahrain
Issue 1144 - 01 April 2022

Bahrain: Pegasus fallout continues

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The mid-2021 revelations about widespread use of the Pegasus spyware platform, developed by well-connected Israeli company NSO Group, have been followed by claims that Bahrain continues to hack the electronic devices of key opposition and other figures.

Bahrain
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With little or no space for opposition politics, Bahraini public life is dominated by the ruling Al-Khalifa family, making dynastic dynamics a key factor in an opaque political environment. Competition between King Hamad’s sons Crown Prince Salman and Sheikh Nasser could shape the island’s future direction. GSN analyses the current balance of power in the ruling family and its relationship to other key GCC leaders

Bahrain