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Princess Latif Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum claimed she was free to travel outside the UAE, in a declaration issued via her lawyers Taylor Wessing. It issued the statement following another photo was published on Instagram on 21 June by Sioned Taylor on her @shinnybryn account. This time the shot apparently showed Latifa at Madrid airport, with the caption “Great European holiday with Latifa. We’re having fun exploring!” This followed several photos being posted in May.

United Arab Emirates (UAE)
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Kuwait’s political, social and economic landscape has been irrevocably changed by the pandemic and the death of the late Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah in September 2020. These events have deepened and widened the struggles within a political and economic system already characterised by paralysis and stagnation. The medium-term outlook looks grim, with a political leadership seemingly unable or unwilling to make the tough policy decisions needed to create a more stable course.

Kuwait
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Crown princes Mohammed Bin Salman and Mohammed Bin Zayed were once close partners but appear now to be competing as much as co-operating. In contrast, Qatar and Oman have been moving closer to a Saudi leadership keen to develop a better international reputation. This feeds into Muscat’s approach to Yemen, where Sultan Haitham has sought to guard Omani security via direct talks with the Houthis.

United Arab Emirates (UAE) | Kuwait | Saudi Arabia | Bahrain | Oman | Qatar
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Both Saudi Arabia and Oman seemed keen to play up the significance of Sultan Haitham Bin Tariq Al-Said’s visit to Neom, although for now the bilateral relationship is still mostly defined by the future potential gains that could accrue to both sides. Sultan Haitham arrived at Neom Bay Airport on 11 July on his first trip abroad since taking office in January 2020.

Saudi Arabia | Oman
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Following the recent disagreement between the UAE and Italy, Rome has reportedly loosened some of the restrictions it had imposed on arms sales to the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia
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Officials are adamant the sale and leasing of assets, and a steady flow of huge bond issues, are not being done to maintain Aramco’s $75bn annual dividend – and major new investments are planned that will need funding – but the oil giant is clearly under pressure to maintain its position as the state’s cash-cow.

Saudi Arabia
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GSN Risk Grade – D↓4 Overview Politics: Disagreements between the autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) and the federal Iraqi government in Baghdad have been a source of major tensions. The 2005 constitution gave the KRI an identity distinct from Iraq, as a federal entity recognised by Iraq and the United Nations; the 2010 Erbil agreement outlined how power would be shared. 

Iraq
Issue 1131 - 29 July 2021

Deadline looms in $140m claim on UAE

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 Two of the UAE’s largest banks, Emirates NBD and Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, have until 30 July to reach a settlement with Qatar, in one of the largest claims to have been brought at the High Court of England and Wales – with damages of “over £100m” ($140m) sought.

United Arab Emirates (UAE)
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The extent of co-operation between the UAE and Egypt was evident during a recent training exercise involving all elements of the Egyptian armed forces, which featured UAE-made guided bombs. Exercise Qader 21 was held to coincide with the opening of the 3 July Naval Base at Ras Gargoub, some 300km west of Alexandria. President Abdel-Fattah El Sisi’s guest of honour at the inauguration ceremony was Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and UAE Armed Forces deputy supreme commander Mohammed Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan (MBZ).

United Arab Emirates (UAE)
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There were three surprises from the 18 July Opec+ meeting: one, that it happened so soon after the most recent ministerial meetings; two, that it extended the 23 countries’ co-operation agreement to December 2022; and three, that it solved a quota dispute between the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Russia, which had fed into Abu Dhabi’s deteriorating relationship with Riyadh.

Saudi Arabia | United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Issue 1131 - 03 August 2021

Sajco, CCE AND Satco: Other players

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Shibh Al-Jazira Contracting (Sajco) in mid-2020 received a SR700m contract from the Qiddiya Investment Company to build roads and bridges for the entertainment city’s development. This followed another roadworks contract, in 2019.

Saudi Arabia
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King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa issued a decree on 8 August to set up the Prince Salman Bin Hamad Medal for Medical Merit. The award, first announced in January.

Bahrain
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New UK ambassador in Tehran Simon Shercliff found himself in an awkward position soon after arriving, with an apparently poorly-judged photo opportunity with his Russian counterpart Levan Dzhagaryan.

Iran
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Kenyan labour rights activist Malcolm Bidali was allowed to leave Qatar on 16 August after paying a fine of QR25,000 ($6,800), according to a joint statement issued by human rights groups including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and Migrant-Rights.org. The fine was settled by an unnamed rights organisation.

Qatar
Issue 1133 - 16 September 2021

Afghan refugees test Kuwaiti-US ties

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Kuwait has been at odds with the United States over some 5,000 refugees fleeing Afghanistan who passed through military bases in the emirate. The operation was approved by Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah in “recognition of [Kuwait-US] strategic relations”, an official statement said.

Kuwait