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King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud

Saudi Arabia: Testing times for 2015

22 January 2015

The kingdom is entering a pivotal year as it attempts to tackle global oil prices, the threat of terrorism and social unrest

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    Libya

    Libya’s Ansar al-Sharia confirms leader’s death Subscription Required

    25 January 2015 | By Wil Crisp

    Militant group vows to take revenge and “shake the seat of power”

    Kuwait

    Kuwait to launch expat crackdown Subscription Required

    25 January 2015 | By Wil Crisp

    Government plans to arrest more than 100,000 illegal residents

    Tunisia's nominated prime minister Habib Essid (L) gives the list of the new government to President Beji Caid Essebsi

    Tunisia appoints cabinet Subscription Required

    25 January 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

    Prime Minister Essid says new government is “for all Tunisians”

    Egyptian pound continues depreciation

    Egyptian pound continues depreciation Subscription Required

    25 January 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

    Fall could boost exports and attract investment

    King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud

    Salman opens door to next generation

    23 January 2015 | By Richard Thompson

    Deputy crown prince appointment paves way for succession to pass to grandsons of Saudi founder

    King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud

    Salman becomes Saudi king as Abdullah dies

    23 January 2015 | By Colin Foreman

    Muqrin appointed as crown prince

    Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud

    Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah dies

    23 January 2015 | By Richard Thompson

    Crown Prince Salman assumes the throne with Prince Muqrin named Crown Prince

    Kuwait

    Kuwait investment promotion body opens Subscription Required

    21 January 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

    New authority works with companies exploring opportunities in Kuwait

    Erbil, capital of the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq

    Kurds to receive full share of Baghdad budget Subscription Required

    21 January 2015 | By Mark Watts

    Oil exports deal smooths relations between Iraq and northern Kurdish exclave

    Libya oil

    Libyan Opec official goes missing Subscription Required

    21 January 2015 | By Wil Crisp

    Samir Salem Kamal was last seen in Tripoli

    Analysis

    King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud

    Obituary: King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud

    23 January 2015 | By Richard Thompson

    The death of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah deprives the Middle East of one of its most forceful political leaders of recent times

    Ship: The Atwood Achiever began drilling in December

    Drilling reignites territorial dispute Subscription Required

    20 January 2015 | By Wil Crisp

    Oil exploration activity in the Western Sahara could bring renewed violence to the North African disputed territory, with a billion barrels of oil potentially at stake

    Dubai’s Salik road toll is contributing to revenue growth

    Oil price fall reignites tax debate Subscription Required

    18 January 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

    GCC governments could resort to stealth taxes to prop up budgets in the face of declining crude prices

    Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

    People to watch 2015 Subscription Required

    5 January 2015

    Twelve key figures who will shape the region’s economy in the coming year

    Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi

    Tunisia’s transition success based on consensus Subscription Required

    5 January 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

    Political and economic challenges still ahead

    Current account balance

    A lifeline for oil importers Subscription Required

    11 December 2014 | By Wil Crisp

    Low oil prices will provide an economic boost for Middle East and North Africa

    Renewables just one element of Egypt's strategy

    Renewables just one element of Egypt's strategy Subscription Required

    1 December 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

    Cairo recently launched 4,300MW direct proposal renewable energy programme

    No deal: Sanctions against Iran will remain in place for at least another seven months

    The stalemate continues for Tehran Subscription Required

    27 November 2014 | By Mark Watts

    The window of opportunity may be closing for an agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme

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