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Comment, analysis and opinion on the latest events and trends in the Middle East.

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Air strikes in Yemen

Yemen risks civil war

31 March 2015 | By

If handled incorrectly, Saudi Arabian intervention could lead to an all-out regional war

Rabat serious about solar power

Rabat serious about solar power

31 March 2015 | By

Latest progress shows Morocco is focusing on its aim to reach 42 per cent renewable generation

Port operations

New port operator leverages Dubai experience

31 March 2015 | By

New port operator will help emirate’s maritime sector keep growing

Kevin Baxter

South Korea builds closer GCC ties Video

30 March 2015 | By

Seoul wants to export more to the region

Colin Foreman

Testing times for Qatar construction Video

29 March 2015 | By

The country’s infrastructure development plans have reached a pivotal period

Kevin Baxter

Aramco programme looks to the future Video

29 March 2015 | By

Oil major ties up long-term engineering contract and calls time on ageing refinery

Wil Crisp

Kuwait could re-tender Al-Zour refinery Video

26 March 2015 | By

Refinery negotiations reach critical point as state oil firm holds talks with contractors

Yemen clashes

Yemen on verge of civil war

24 March 2015 | By

Both sides of Yemen’s political and economic conflict must be convinced to return to the negotiating table

Bardo Museum attack

Tunisia's stability threatened

24 March 2015 | By

Tunisia’s most lethal terror attack since 2002 has struck at the heart of the capital

Seoul, capital of South Korea

South Korea has more to offer than trade

24 March 2015 | By

Seoul should be selling the GCC its economic miracle as the solution to industrial diversification

Renewables

The quiet demise of Saudi Arabia’s renewable energy ambitions Video

24 March 2015 | By

Shifting strategy in the kingdom leaves long-term energy dilemma

Mark Watts

Crunch time for Iran talks Video

23 March 2015 | By

Negotiators have until the end of March to reach an agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme

Tunnel boring machine for metro

No more distractions for Qatar infrastructure

23 March 2015 | By

The World Cup date is fixed so Doha has to concentrate on infrastructure

Philippa Wilkinson

Saudi Arabia renewables disappointment Video

22 March 2015 | By

Kingdom expected to be one of the region’s smaller renewables markets

Richard Thompson

Defining moment for Egypt Video

19 March 2015 | By

Summit saw new alliance of regional and international stakeholders sign up for a war on issues that hold the region back

Richard Thompson

Fifa decision will be green light for Qatar projects Video

19 March 2015 | By

$135bn worth of project contract awards by 2020 with peak construction between 2016-2018

Cairo raised $130bn of investment pledges at the summit

Making good on promises

17 March 2015

The Sharm el-Sheikh conference is just the start of a very long and difficult journey for Egypt


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