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Yemen

Yemen: Houthi gains shift the balance of power

28 July 2014

New competition has come from an unexpected quarter

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    Fouad Masoum elected as Iraq president

    Fouad Masoum elected as Iraq president Subscription Required

    27 July 2014 | Updated: 28 July 2014 | By Wil Crisp

    Vote marks significant step forward for country

    Black plumes of smoke are seen after clashes between militants, former rebel fighters and government forces in Libya

    US evacuates embassy in Libya Subscription Required

    27 July 2014 | By Wil Crisp

    Staff driven to Tunisia with military escort as fighting escalates in Tripoli

    World Bank approves $300m programme for Tunisia

    World Bank approves Tunisia programme Subscription Required

    27 July 2014 | By Wil Crisp

    $300m scheme comes ahead of elections and will focus on performance and governance of municipalities

    Cairo streets

    World Bank approves $500m gas loan to Cairo Subscription Required

    25 July 2014 | By Richard Thompson

    Project aims to connect 1.5 million Egyptian households to national gas grid

    UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Israel's President Shimon Peres

    International community pushes for ceasefire in Gaza Subscription Required

    24 July 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

    US and UN representatives travel to region to press for an an end to hostilities in Gaza

    Nuri Abu Sahmain, GNC president

    Libya's General National Congress sets handover date Subscription Required

    24 July 2014 | By Wil Crisp

    Fighting continues as nation prepares to move parliament to Benghazi

    Yemen bomb blast

    US tells Americans in Yemen to leave country Subscription Required

    22 July 2014 | By Wil Crisp

    State Department warns of possible attacks on businesses and perceived Western interests

    Iran met uranium targets, says UN nuclear watchdog

    Iran met uranium targets, says UN nuclear watchdog Subscription Required

    21 July 2014 | By Mark Watts

    Tehran had successfully converted controversial 20 per cent-enriched stock in line with Geneva deal

    Tunisia soldiers

    Tunisia launches anti-terror operations Subscription Required

    20 July 2014 | By Wil Crisp

    Government cracks down on mosques linked to hardline Islamists in the run-up to crucial elections

    Four-month extension on Iran nuclear deal deadline agreed Subscription Required

    20 July 2014 | By Mark Watts

    Tehran to receive $2.8bn in assets frozen abroad in exchange for continuing to converting uranium stocks to fuel

    Analysis

    The Louvre Abu Dhabi

    The GCC’s growing art spend Subscription Required

    24 July 2014 | By Austyn Allison

    Qatar and Abu Dhabi are among the states muscling in on the international art market

    Stalemate: Iran and the P5+1 countries seem unlikely to reach a quick resolution

    Outlook for doing business with Iran improves Subscription Required

    17 July 2014 | By Mark Watts

    While a quick resolution on Iran’s nuclear programme remains elusive, many countries in the region are strengthening ties with the Islamic Republic

    Rescue: Aramco took over the development of Jizan Economic City to prevent its failure

    Saudi Aramco’s mission creep Subscription Required

    17 July 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

    The oil major’s influence is spreading as it proves itself to be a reliable client for Riyadh

    Iran nuclear talks 14 July 2014

    Business world eyeing Iran opportunities as nuclear talks come to a head Subscription Required

    14 July 2014 | By Mark Watts

    GCC stands to gain by boosting ties with a more open Iran after years of strained relations

    President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi

    Al-Sisi kicks off austerity drive Subscription Required

    10 July 2014 | By Wil Crisp

    Protests over fuel subsidy cuts mean the new president faces a difficult balancing act in shrinking Egypt’s fiscal deficit and maintaining his popularity

    Observers: Qatar sent a 140-strong delegation to Brazil to learn from its World Cup successes and mistakes

    What Qatar can learn from Brazil World Cup Subscription Required

    10 July 2014 | By Mark Watts

    Brazil’s World Cup experiences can teach Qatar valuable lessons on how to host its event in 2022

    Getting ready: Qatar is preparing to host the 2022 World Cup by airing this year's games in specially built fan zones

    Qatar experiments ahead of hosting World Cup Subscription Required

    9 July 2014 | By Mark Watts

    The biggest challenge in hosting the 2022 Fifa World Cup in Qatar could be catering to thousands of football fans used to a less restrictive environment

    Dubai Multi-Commodities Centre

    DMCC fuels commodity flows through Dubai Subscription Required

    8 July 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

    Dubai’s diamond and gold trade soars

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