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

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Aviation

Middle East aviation remains resilient

20 November 2014 | By

Airlines must invest to meet rising demand

Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud called the return of the ambassadors “the start of a new phase of consensus” among Arab nations

Gulf ambassadors return to Qatar

20 November 2014

Differing views on political Islam remain as the GCC enters new phase of consensus

Abu Dhabi’s decision to reform electricity and water tariffs is a bold move

Abu Dhabi takes bold step with tariff reform

13 November 2014 | By

It will be interesting to see when the other GCC states will follow suit

Qatar World Cup: Designs for Lusail Stadium - side view

Qatar World Cup doubts wiped away

13 November 2014 | By

All Qatar’s efforts can now focus on World Cup preparations

As the Saudi market grows and the opportunities become more sizeable, more foreign contractors will be prepared to compete in this environment

Removal of kingdom's bidding barriers only first step

13 November 2014 | By

Other hurdles still remain for contractors when entering the Saudi construction market

Dubai Financial Market

Investors eager for Dubai flotations

13 November 2014 | By

Meraas is listing its theme park subsidiary to help fund projects

Haider al-Abadi

Al-Abadi facing familiar problems in divided Iraq

13 November 2014 | By

New prime minister a welcome replacement for Al-Maliki, but faces same sectarian pressures

While other Arab nations adopt firm stances on regional politics, Muscat is content to straddle the fence

Oman remains on the sidelines

6 November 2014

While other Arab nations adopt firm stances on regional politics, Muscat is content to straddle the fence

Tunisia’s election success has made it a symbol of what revolution can achieve

From revolution to democracy

6 November 2014

Tunisia’s success has made it a symbol of what revolution can achieve

Baiji refinery, north of Baghdad, in Iraq

Erbil strives to meet domestic fuel demand

6 November 2014 | By

Baiji refinery outage highlights importance of refining expansion in Iraqi Kurdistan

The development of power plants shows the Kurdistan Regional Government is determined to meet the needs of its people and industries

Erbil remains committed to development

6 November 2014 | By

The development of power plants shows the Kurdistan Regional Government is determined to meet the needs of its people and industries

Al Maktoum International airport, in Dubai, arrivals entrance

Dubai growth is a nice problem to have

6 November 2014 | By

Dubai’s construction companies returning to 2008 levels

The renewables market is beginning to move in several countries in the Middle East and North Africa region

Region must focus on renewables

30 October 2014 | By

Despite missed targets, the market is beginning to move in several countries in the Middle East

Oman plastics drive

Liwa Plastics a milestone for Oman diversification

30 October 2014 | By

Sohar megaproject receives first major industrial gas allocation for almost a decade

Power generation

Power leads privatisation drive in Oman

30 October 2014 | By

Creating a spot market for electricity pricing is the latest plan for the country’s utility sector

Upstream research and development

Gulf driving its own innovation

30 October 2014 | By

Local investment in research and development is essential for future of energy industry

Dubai creek

Dubai returns to the creek

30 October 2014 | By

New waterfront developments are being built in Old Dubai

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