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

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Detained illegal immigrants in Tripoli, Libya on 21 April

Unified action needed to end Libya chaos

22 April 2015 | By

More support is needed to help Libya’s neighbours


Mursi sentence could drive deeper divisions in Egypt

22 April 2015 | By

Twenty-year sentence highlights flaws in Egypt’s justice system

Banks to support Orascom-Ipic coal plant in Egypt

Progress with Egypt power schemes welcomed

21 April 2015 | By

Cairo must ensure progress is made with all preliminary agreements for vital generation projects


The real work at Jizan starts now

21 April 2015 | By

The execution phase will offer up some huge challenges at the extremely complex scheme

Dubai in the UAE

Dubai is the market that delivers

21 April 2015 | By

Emirate’s aggressive economic diversification efforts are paying off

The US Navy sent the carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt and its escort cruiser, USS Normandy, from the Gulf into the Arabian Sea on 19 April. A Pentagon spokesman denied reports the ships were on a mission to intercept Iranian arms shipments to Yemen

US increases involvement in Yemen conflict

21 April 2015 | By

Washington shows force against Iran as two sides close in on nuclear deal

To control its spiralling costs and return to profitability, Arabtec will need the best people

People are the problem for Arabtec

21 April 2015 | By

Board and senior management changes take their toll on Dubai contractor


UK plays increasing role in Dubai aviation

19 April 2015 | By

Government funding support is creating opportunities for UK businesses

Aramco consolidates offshore contracts

Aramco consolidates offshore contracts

19 April 2015 | By

Having long-term deals in place will allow the oil major to manage cash flow more efficiently

Andrew Roscoe

Dubai delivers on solar Video

16 April 2015 | By

As other countries rethink or slow their renewable energy plans, the emirate pushes ahead

Colin Foreman

Abu Dhabi construction projects market 'slow' Video

16 April 2015 | By

Since 2011, many schemes in the emirate have floundered at the tender stage

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Japan companies benefit from undervalued Yen

14 April 2015 | By

A depreciated Yen is not enough to boost Japan’s Middle East expansion

Dubai projects

Dubai takes on another mission impossible

14 April 2015 | By

Softening real estate prices have created a new funding challenge

Gas power station

Saudi Arabia moves on power

14 April 2015 | By

Progress with the Fadhili IPP shows Riyadh’s commitment to developing its own gas resources

No sign of slowdown in Oman oil investment

No slowdown in Oman oil investment

14 April 2015 | By

Oil production still profitable, but sustaining national budget is a concern amid lower crude prices

Saudi Arabia army

Running the risk of war

14 April 2015 | By

A joint Arab military force is a positive move, but could still lead to war

Dubai takes up region’s solar mantle

Dubai takes up region’s solar mantle Subscription

7 April 2015 | By

Emirate is quickly emerging as one of the world’s most attractive solar markets

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