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Risk Watch  17/05/11

Qatar under regional pressure as it pulls out of Yemen role

The regional role of Qatar is under immense pressure....
Bahrain  17/05/11

Bahrain to lift state of emergency from June 1

The King’s decision to lift the state of emergency days before it is due to expire and its welcome by the Shiite opposition indicates that both sides are ready to start reconciliation efforts....
 
Risk Watch  02/05/11

Iran relations with GCC deteriorate markedly

The relationships between the GCC and Iran have deteriorated on a number of fronts....
Jordan  02/05/11

Pipeline carrying Egyptian gas to Jordan bombed

Jordan faces an increase in deficit after Egyptian gas supplies were disrupted....
 
Risk Watch  02/05/11

Syria lifts emergency rule but riots intensify

Syria has lifted the emergency law but the riots intensified calling for regime change. With an increase in US sanctions, the Syrian regime faces greater difficulties....
Bahrain  02/05/11

Bahrain passes death sentence against rioters

Bahrain sentenced four Shiites to death for their role in the riots last month. Although the ruling is subject to appeal, this is an indication that the unrest will not be resolved imminently....
 
Saudi Arabia  02/05/11

Saudi government impose media restrictions

Saudi Arabia passed harsh media laws that are seen as a direct threat to the country’s reformist journalists....
Yemen  02/05/11

GCC fails in brokering Yemen deal as AQAP continues its assault against army

The GCC has so far failed in securing a deal to end the standoff in Yemen. AQAP meanwhile have intensified their attacks against the security forces, particularly in the south....
 
Risk Watch  18/04/11

Dubai appears to benefit from regional unrest

Dubai appears to be benefiting from the regional unrest as regional investors move funds to Dubai....
Kuwait  18/04/11

Sheikh Nasser re-appointed as Prime-minister

Threats by the Kuwaiti opposition to grill Sheikh Nasser as soon as he forms his seventh government in less than five years will likely lead to a complication of the political situation....
 
Yemen  18/04/11

GCC plan for Yemen solution rejected by protesters

The situation in Yemen is heading towards further complications as signs of splits appear within the opposition camp....
Syria  18/04/11

Mass protests across Syria as new government fails to appease protesters

Syria appears to head towards further unrest as the new government has failed to appease protesters....
 
Risk Watch  18/04/11

Bahrain delays ban of main Shiite parties

The situation in Bahrain is far from being resolved with government threats to ban mainstream Shiite party Al Wefaq. ...
Risk Watch  05/04/11

Qatar recognises Libyan rebels

Qatar became the first Arab country to grant political recognition to the Libyan rebels....
 
Syria  04/04/11

Regime fails to appease protestors as unprecedented protests sweep Syria

The Syrian regime has failed to appease unprecedented protests that have swept the country. ...
Jordan  04/04/11

Anti-regime protests fail to gather momentum

The Jordanian opposition has agreed to rejoin the National Dialogue Committee days after protests led to one fatality and failed to gather momentum. ...
 
Yemen  04/04/11

Millions continue protests as army officers defect and AQAP elated by unrest

Yemen has descended into further chaos as senior army officers defected. AQAP has taken charge of various areas, and the Houthis have also claimed key areas in Sa’ada....
Risk Watch  04/04/11

Continuing unrest undermining Bahrain’s financial hub

Bahrain is losing its edge as a financial centre as banks and financial institutions temporarily leave the country. ...
 
Kuwait  04/04/11

Kuwaiti government falls as ruling family members threatened with questioning

The Kuwaiti government has resigned, the first in the GCC to fall in an indirect result of the Bahrain uprising and as a result of worsening GCC-Iranian relations....
Bahrain  16/03/11

Bahrain declares martial law

The King of Bahrain has declared a three-month state of emergency, in which martial law is imposed. The declaration came after calls by Sunni parliamentarians to declare a state of emergency....
 
 

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