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Iran  01/07/10

Saudi Arabia accused by Iran of assisting Israel

Allegations in the Iranian and Israeli press that Saudi Arabia is cooperating with Israel on possible attack against Iran will raise tensions between the Saudi government and Shiites....
Yemen  16/06/10

Clashes hit south Yemen as prominent leader calls for Southern president

The situation in south Yemen has deteriorated rapidly as armed clashes are reported between separatists and government forces....
 
Oman  16/06/10

Blue City may be saved as Abu Dhabi steps in to help

The revival of the Omani flagship project, Blue City, is an indication that Oman’s economic diversification plans are back on track....

News of a coup at Ras Al Khaimah

Reports of an attempted coup in the northern-most emirate of Ras Al Khaimah are unraveling....
 
Saudi Arabia  16/06/10

Saudi Arabia denies opening up skies for Israeli airstrike against Iran

News that Saudi Arabia has agreed to allow Israel to use its airspace to attack Iran will threaten the internal stability of the Kingdom, even though Saudi Arabia has denied the reports....
Hungary  09/06/10

Hungary Faces Mounting Risks of Corruption, Prejudice and Press Restrictions

Hungary’s 2010 Political Risk Index (PRI) score is 66 points – the first year the country’s political risk has declined since the index began in 2005....
 
Hungary  08/06/10

Orbán’s New Action Plan Will Help Hungary Maintain Its Strong Fiscal Position

Concerns about whether Hungary’s new government will loosen budgetary discipline appear to have been laid to rest....
Hungary  05/06/10

Hungarian Govt Plans Drastic Response to HUF Crisis

Political Capital expects the Hungarian government reacts to the crisis fast and will announce austerity measures to stabilize the budget and the exchange rate. ...
 
Czech Republic  02/06/10

Major lessons of elections in the Czech Republic

While the formation of a minority government cannot be ruled out, a three-party right-wing coalition led by Petr Nečas is a more likely scenario....
Kuwait  01/06/10

Opposition MP files for questioning prime-minister

An opposition Kuwaiti MP has filed a request to grill the prime-minister....
 
Hungary  01/06/10

Conflicts with the Central Bank and the northern neighbour

As the new government will have little room for boosting the budget deficit, its economic policy will not represent a sharp turn from that pursued by the Bajnai-cabinet....
Hungary  28/05/10

Dual citizenship poses risks only in Slovak and Hungarian relations

In respect to the stability of the region as a whole political risks will not increase significantly due to the preferential naturalization of ethnic Hungarians living outside state borders. ...
 
Yemen  03/05/10

UK ambassador escapes assassination attempt

The assassination attempt against the UK ambassador in Yemen indicates that Al Qaeda are capable of striking in the Capital, Sana’a....
Kuwait  03/05/10

Emir launches unprecedented attack against parliament

An attack by the Emir of Kuwait against parliament indicate that in the event of a clash between the parliament and government, the Emir will suspend parliamentary life....
 
Iran  03/05/10

UAE-Iranian tensions rise over islands

Tensions have risen between the UAE and Iran over the three disputed islands in the Gulf....
Iran  03/05/10

Kuwait busts Iranian spy cell

The alleged bust of an Iranian spy cell in Kuwait implies that Iran will turn an attack against it by the West into a regional war....
 
Qatar  03/05/10

Qatar ruler urged to testify in Chelsea Barracks case

A UK high court judge has recommended that the Emir of Qatar appear in court at the hearing of case against Qatari Diar....
Kuwait  19/04/10

Defence related clash between parliament and government

Kuwaiti Islamist MP’s have threatened to grill government ministers about the purchase of French fighters....
 
Yemen  19/04/10

US announces it will target American-Yemeni cleric and tribe stands by him

The US announcement that it will target a US-Yemeni Al Qaeda leader in Yemen and the subsequent announcement by his Yemeni tribe puts the Yemeni government in a very difficult position....
Hungary  12/04/10

Fidesz is Very Close to a Two-Thirds Majority in Parliament

Results from the first round of Hungary’s general elections on April 11 have made it clear that Fidesz will have an absolute majority in the next Parliament....
 
 

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