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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) is claiming considerable success for its rollout of free charging to non-commercial electric vehicles in the emirate, following the launch of its EV Green Charger initiative. It has established a network of 300 charging stations as part of the Dubai Green Mobile Strategy 2030, under which customers registered with the EV initiative can charge their vehicles by scanning a QR code or by using a card.

United Arab Emirates (UAE)
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Sultan Haitham has adopted the same tactics as his predecessor in response to protests by unemployed locals that began in Sohar and spread nationwide. Muscat is offering short-term carrots, while security forces wield sticks, but despite Haitham’s reform commitments there is little sign of long-term answers providing an antidote to protesters’ complaints.

Oman
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Saudi ambassador to Washington Princess Reema Bint Bandar Al-Saud took part in a late May webinar as part of a series of events called Women in Global Leadership.

Saudi Arabia
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An unidentified Saudi prince, referred to only as “a royal highness” in official reports and described as an employee of the Ministry of Municipal, Rural Affairs and Housing, has been sentenced to two years in jail and fined SR100,000 ($27,000).

Saudi Arabia
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An update on its investigations from Saudi Arabia’s National Anti-Corruption Commission (Nazaha) has highlighted how the organisation is now playing a far more activist role and moving away from its previous focus on rather academic analyses of the problems of corruption, the number of anonymous tips it was receiving and its attempt to engineer a better position for the kingdom on Transparency International’s corruption perceptions index.

Saudi Arabia
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The elections for the Majlis Al-Shura planned for October will be the first of their kind for a body which until now has had all its members selected by the emir, but locals appear wary of speaking out on the pros and cons of the process.

Qatar
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President Vladimir Putin has denied that Russia is soon to provide an advanced satellite imagery platform to Iran. The Washington Post on 10 June reported that Moscow had already sent a team to train ground crew in handling the Kanopus-V system, near the northern city of Karaj.

Iran
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German tax authorities are targeting the Dubai-based messaging app Telegram, founded by Russian-born Pavel Durov, and have purchased a stolen cache of data which includes information on German expatriates living in Dubai, in an effort to clamp down on tax avoidance by citizens operating from the emirate.

United Arab Emirates (UAE)
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GSN Risk Grade – F6 Overview Politics: Conflict has for years exacerbated multiple humanitarian crises, pushing Yemen towards the verge of collapse and ‘failed state’ status (GSN’s political risk category F).

Yemen
Issue 1128 - 17 June 2021

International politics & economics

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Regional and international organisations UAE on the security council: The UAE was elected to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on 11 June and will serve for two years from 1 January 2022. It has only once before held a UNSC seat, in 1986-87. The UAE launched its campaign in September.

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Extensive contacts between Saudi Arabia, Oman and Yemen have prompted renewed speculation about the role Muscat may be playing in persuading the Houthis to sign a peace deal with Riyadh, bringing an end to their destructive conflict.

Saudi Arabia | Yemen | Oman
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The UAE has told Italy it must withdraw its aircraft and personnel from Al-Minhad Air Base by 2 July. The move is in apparent retaliation for Italy’s decision in January to block the sale of missiles and aircraft bombs to the UAE and Saudi Arabia. The UAE may also be unhappy that Italian firm Drass is reported to be selling submarines to local rival Qatar.

United Arab Emirates (UAE)
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BP is planning to hive off its operations at the 1.5m b/d Rumaila oil field into a new stand-alone company jointly owned by its partner China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), in a move which seems to mimics the UK major’s recently announced venture in Angola with Italy’s Eni.

Iraq
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The Baghdad government has signed a strategic agreement with Masdar, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Investment Company, to develop at least 2GW of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in Iraq.

United Arab Emirates (UAE) | Iraq
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Simon Shercliff has been named as the UK’s new ambassador to Iran and will take over from Rob Macaire in August. Shercliff has previously served as ambassador to Yemen from 2017-18 and as national security director at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office from 2018-21. His arrival in Tehran will coincide with President-elect Ibrahim Raeisi taking office, following his election victory in June.

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