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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

Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud

King Salman appoints new members to Shura Council Subscription Required

16 February 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Seven new members have been appointed to the consultative body

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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

Yousef AlHorr, Gulf Organisation for Research and Development

World Cup stadiums to conform to green standards Subscription Required

22 March 2015 | By Robert Jones

Metro stations, stadiums and government buildings must hit minimum sustainability standards

Khalifa International Stadium in Qatar

Fifa confirms winter Qatar World Cup

19 March 2015 | By Richard Thompson

Qatar 2022 World Cup final will take place on 18 December

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Governments must take the initiative

Sustainable business: Governments must take the initiative Subscription Required

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 Subscription Required

22 December 2014

Governments will need to lead plans for sustainable initiatives

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