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Qatar in transition

Tensions: Qatar’s support for the Brotherhood has put it at odds with its GCC neighbours

Doha makes a gesture of unity Subscription Required

25 September 2014 | By Wil Crisp

The departure of several prominent Brotherhood figures in September shows Qatar is keen for a united front in the face of Isis’ advance. But the diplomatic rift is far from healed

Succession in Saudi Arabia

Stability: King Salman's (extreme right) first priority was to establish a clear line of succession to the throne

Saudi Arabia's next generation emerges Subscription Required

27 January 2015

The many challenges facing Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud

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Egypt after Mubarak

Maintaining peace: Security in Cairo has been increased, with tanks in the streets

Egypt tense ahead of elections Subscription Required

25 September 2014 | By Wil Crisp

An uneasy atmosphere prevails across the country ahead of parliamentary polls set to take place before the end of the year.

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Qatar World Cup

The planned Qatar Foundation Stadium

Qatar unveils stadium design Subscription Required

4 December 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Qatar Foundation Stadium will have a capacity of 40,000 spectators

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Governments must take the initiative

Sustainable business: Governments must take the initiative

22 December 2014

It is the responsibility of the authorities to encourage the private sector to venture further into the green building sector

There will be challenges that require cultural change to tackle the wasteful use of resources that is so evident around the GCC

Future cities pose tough choices

22 December 2014

Governments will need to lead plans for sustainable initiatives

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