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Qatar  01/03/11

Unprecedented anti-regime protests planned in Qatar

There are reports of unprecedented growing unrest in Qatar as Facebook campaigns call for mass protests and the limiting of the role of the country’s first lady....
Oman  01/03/11

Protests in Oman leave at least two dead

Deaths and injuries were reported in demonstrations in Oman calling for improvement of economic conditions and political change....
 
Bahrain  16/02/11

Riots in Bahrain spread as government restricts internet

Bahrain faces unprecedented mass demonstrations, inspired by the Egyptian and Tunisian revolutions, as two protesters were killed and dozens wounded....
Yemen  16/02/11

Mass demonstrations across Yemen calling for regime change

Mass demonstrations continue in Yemen calling for regime change. Some of them turned into riots as southern demonstrators called for secession and northern ones for the ousting of the president....
 
Oman  17/01/11

Oman approves five-year development plan and endorses record 2011 budget

Oman endorses another five-year development plan. The plan will contribute further to the so far apparently successful economic efforts by the government to diversify the economy....
Risk Watch  17/01/11

Dilution fears for UAE blue-chip stocks

Negative news about two of the UAE’s leading companies threaten to shake economic confidence in the country....
 
Kuwait  17/01/11

PM narrowly survives no confidence vote but opposition still call on resignation

The Kuwaiti prime minister narrowly survived a vote of non-compliance in parliament. The very small margin in which the motion was defeated has prompted immediate calls for him to resign....
Yemen  17/01/11

Soldiers killed in multiple attacks as unrest continues in the south

A number of soldiers were killed by attacks by Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in the south of the country, as the south was gripped by demonstrations against the Sanna regime....
 
Kuwait  03/01/11

Prime minister questioned in parliament as pressure mounts on him to resign

Kuwaiti prime minister is under unprecedented pressure by parliament to resign....
Bahrain  03/01/11

Oil prices remain above $90 per barrel

The increase of oil price to over US$ 90 per barrel is a positive development for all GCC states and Yemen....
 
Yemen  01/12/10

Wikileaks US Cables compromise Yemeni government’s position

The Yemeni government’s position is severely compromised by the release of diplomatic US cables by wikileaks....
Saudi Arabia  01/12/10

Saudi king leaves to the US for medical tests

Saudi Arabia is bracing for a period of power struggle between and within the first and second generation princes....
 
Dubai  16/11/10

Dubai Group misses two loan repayments

Dubai Group is reported to have defaulted on two payments. This will erode any regain of credibility that the emirate tried to build over the past year, since the Dubai World crisis. ...
Kuwait  16/11/10

MPs demand minister's resignation over 'meat scandal'

Tensions in Kuwait continue to mount as opposition MPs call for questioning the Minister of Municipalities....
 
Saudi Arabia  16/11/10

King Abdullah, Crown Prince ill as second in line take charge temporarily

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah’s health has exposed the issue of power succession....
Yemen  02/11/10

Plane bombs originate from Yemen

The parcel bombs originating from Yemen reflect that AQAP are now operating beyond the borders of the country....
 

Death of RAK ruler prompts fight over succession; coup attempt fails

The failure of the coup attempt by RAK exiled crown prince ends a potentially explosive situation that could have hugely damaged the internal make-up of the UAE....
Kuwait  18/10/10

Tensions between government and parliament rise in Kuwait

Political tensions are rising in Kuwait as MPs threaten to question senior government ministers and implying corruption....
 
Yemen  18/10/10

Fighting intense in south as Al Qaeda announces formation of "Aden-Abyan Army"

Al Qaeda’s announcement that it is forming an "army" to "liberate" the country from the regime leads to the conclusion that the central government’s grip of the situation is being lost....
Bulgaria  01/10/10

Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov Faces First Vote of No Confidence in Parliament

Bulgaria’s opposition today filed its first motion of no confidence against Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and his GERB party over the administration’s handling of healthcare policy. ...
 
 

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