Latest in Tag: gulf Highlight
Latest in Tag: gulf
President Putin turned 63 this week, but, as he savored his birthday cake, did the thought occur to him that he might have bitten off more than he could chew with his Syria strategy? Fiona Clark in Moscow investigates. Shortly after Russian warships fired 26 cruise missiles from the Caspian Sea into Syria, some 1,500 …
Airstrikes come as Egypt’s relations with Russia improve, but support likely to remain rhetorical
Tourists totaled 4.8m during the first six months of the year
A panel in Doha of religious scholars, officials of Qatar’s government-sponsored human rights committee, and international labour activists has called on Qatar to radically alter its controversial labour policies. The call serves to support Qatari government promises of labour reform in response to World Cup-related international criticism, and increases moral pressures on Gulf states …
Will the Iran nuclear deal strain ties between Saudi Arabia and the US? Hardly. The alliance between the world’s largest absolute monarchy and its oldest constitutional republic remains strong, Spencer Kimball reports. One is an officially Islamic nation ruled by the same family for 83 years, where religion dictates who drives (men) and what women …
Iraq invaded Kuwait at the beginning of August 1990. The international community responded by launching a military operation. The conflict was quickly resolved, but it had a transformative effect on the Middle East.
Authorities in the United Arab Emirates have ordered 41 people to stand trial on charges of setting up a terrorist group seeking to overthrow the government and establish an extremist state. The United Arab Emirates’ top prosecutor Salem Saeed Kubaish said in a statement Sunday that the suspects were part of a highly organized cell …
New office will cooperate with airlines flying into Egypt to create direct flights to Sharm El-Sheikh, Red Sea and North Coast
JCPOA’s “historic” deal was signed in Vienna to curb nuclear enrichment in Iran, lift economic ban
Recently leaked cables from the Saudi FM reveal an orchestrated campaign of media influence
The new canal will be established to increase the Suez Canal’s capacity to 97 passing ships per day, up from the current rate of 49 per day.
By James M. Dorsey Widely viewed as a shrewd financial investor, Qatar’s return on investment in soft power designed to position it as a progressive ally of world powers in the hope that they will come to the aid of the wealthy Gulf state in times of emergency is proving to be abysmal. Qatar has …
Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait acquires 98.5% of Piraeus Bank – Egypt shares
Agency raised Egypt’s economic outlook from stable to positive, affirming long- and short-term foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings at ‘B-/B’
By Ramy Oraby A few days after the Arab League Summit in Egypt, Saudi Arabian long standing Foreign Minister Saud El-Faisal directly accused Iran of backing “Houthis militias and [Ali Abdallah] Saleh” to destabilise Yemen. A clear statement marking a new unprecedented level of the Saudi-Iranian confrontation that adds more fuel to already flaming domestic …
Holding company, announced in 2011 by Kuwait Investment Authority, hired Arab African International Bank as adviser
Largest investing GCC country in Egypt announced ground operation would follow in Yemen, all coalition states obliged to take part
By James M. Dorsey A football pitch in the Iranian city of Ahvaz, home to Iran’s Arab minority, has emerged as a flashpoint of anti-government protest, at a time of rising Arab-Iranian tensions over the status of Shi’a Muslim minorities in the Arab world, the crisis in Yemen, and the outlines of a multilateral agreement …
Percentage of visiting Arab tourists does not surpass 20% at any given month in 2014
Could policies towards the Brotherhood affect the strategic alliance?
Representatives from several countries, including the US, support Egypt’s fight against terrorism
This is why the 1980s generation has some very different memories than children living in Egypt now
Four Egyptian and GCC companies are competing to acquire the Gamasha Gulf project in the Red Sea, according to Adela Ragab, Economic Advisor to the Minister of Tourism. Gamasha Gulf is one of the areas with the most investment opportunities for Egyptian and GCC investors, said Ragab, adding that the project’s land covers over 8m …
It is important for Gulf countries to keep good relations with the Egyptian government due to the “great threat” it can impose to GCC, says ECFR fellow Andrew Hammond
The Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed, and the King of Bahrain Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al-Khalifa are all attending the summit in Sharm El-Sheikh, along with the rest of the Gulf delegations.
The touchstone here is what comes after the conference, especially in the nature of companies that can invest in a country like Egypt, one that is on the brink of a political explosion
Egypt-Saudi relations have been strong and stable for years, says Al-Sisi
Al-Houthi announced new parliament and interim government Friday
By James M. Dorsey Qatari sports executives, in a bid to refute calls for depriving Qatar of its 2022 World Cup hosting rights, have asked their human rights and trade union critics as well as world football body FIFA to give them more time to address criticism of the Gulf state’s kafala or sponsorship system …
Visit is expected to discuss potential collaboration between the two countries