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Yemen is in a very fragile state. After 33 years of rule, president Ali Abdullah Saleh let go of power in February 2012, and the nation entered a two-year transitional period intended to steer it towards democracy and stability. His successor,Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, has inherited a nation beset by violence and competing factions. A smouldering insurgency in the north, secessionism in the south, a powerful jihadist movement and remnants of the old guard are all high on the agenda.

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Despite a wave of protests and calls for reform throughout the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC), Qatar has so far remained unaffected. There have been no protests, and the Qatari government has not followed other GCC countries in announcing measures to address domestic issues.

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Ambassador to the United States Princess Reema Bint Bandar has been nominated to join the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s executive board. The appointment was publicised by lobbyists LS2 Group, in line with Reema’s rising profile, established with a flattering profile on the Politico website last October. That was her first major media appearance since taking up a job defined by her father, Prince Bandar Bin Sultan Bin Abdelaziz, in February 2019. She is the royal family’s most prominent female member.

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A plane belonging to General Khalifa Haftar made a brief visit to Abu Dhabi on 11 May, departing after just one hour on the ground at Al-Bateen Executive Airport, as noted by Israeli daily Haaretz editor Avi Scharf. There was no mention of his visit by the UAE official news agency and it is not clear who was on the plane or who they met.

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Qatar’s late August mediation of a fresh truce between Hamas and Israel in Gaza has reinforced Doha’s continued influence in Palestine – without the media fanfare surrounding the diplomatic breakthrough between Israel and the UAE.

Israel | Qatar
Issue 1109 - 03 September 2020

Saudi Arabia: Xcalibur fundraising efforts

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GSN understands that UK-based Xcalibur Aerospace – a drone company, which is part-owned by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) – tried to raise $500m in a fund-raising effort focused on the US west coast earlier this year. However, it is believed the effort came to an end without any funds being raised, as investors were unpersuaded about what was on offer.

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Several Gulf economies have returned to the international debt markets as they try to get to grips with the fiscal challenge of low oil revenues, subdued economic activity and a need for high spending to offset coronavirus’s impact.

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Suspicions about Saudi Arabia’s nuclear intentions are growing in the United States, amid evidence of undeclared uranium activities in the north and other undisclosed activity. The concerns led the US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee in early August to insert a provision in the Intelligence Authorisation Bill which requires the US administration to investigate Riyadh’s efforts to develop a nuclear capability.

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Court proceedings against former Airbus subsidiary GPT Special Project Management and a number of businessmen began on 14 September.The case involves charges of corruption between January 2007 and December 2012 related to a £2bn ($2.6bn) contract to provide communications services to the Saudi Arabian National Guard (Sang).

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Dubai deputy ruler and UAE finance and industry minister Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum returned to a warm welcome in Dubai on 10 September following surgery abroad for an unspecified condition.

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An incident in July off the coast of Dubai, which has came to court, highlights the problem of fuel smuggling between Iran and the UAE – a persistent cause of friction between the countries, both of which are attempting to clamp to down on the illegal trade.

Iran | United Arab Emirates (UAE)
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Risk Management Report – GSN Risk Grade – D↓4↓ Baghdad Dialogue: Federal Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi flew to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) on 10 September for talks with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). He was met at Erbil International airport by KRG Prime Minister Masrour Barzani.

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At the third annual Kurdistan Oil and Gas conference in Erbil, on 1-4 December, Turkey’s energy minister, Taner Yildiz, went to considerable effort to make clear that he was seeking an amicable, three-way agreement between Ankara, Baghdad and Erbil, iterating his message in Arabic, Kurdish and English to make sure there was no confusion. “We wish to receive the consent of the Iraqi central government for commercial export of oil from the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government to Turkey and to launch a trilateral cooperation project that will serve all the parties,” he said on 2 December.

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Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah has had “successful minor surgery” in the United States, and left hospital on 5 March. The emiri diwan said he had received phone calls wishing him a quick recovery from dignitaries including the Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar Ahmad Al-Tayyeb, Sudanese President Omar Hassan Al-Bashir, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki and Turkish President Abdullah Gul. While in the US, he visited his nephew Sheikh Mubarak Al-Abdullah Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah, who has been having medical treatment there for some time, “to check on his well-being and the medical care he is receiving”.

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Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah on 7 May hosted Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, who paid a two-day visit before leaving for Bahrain and talks with King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa. Sisi was quoted by the state Middle East News Agency (Mena) saying the “security of the Gulf states was also Egypt’s security”, and “Egypt would not allow threats to the stability and security of its brother countries in the Gulf”.

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