Risk Watch

Oman  16/03/11

Protests continue after Oman sultan cedes some powers

Concessions made by the Sultan of Oman have not satisfied the protestors demands....
Saudi Arabia  16/03/11

Saudi protests subdued as tensions in the Shiite Eastern Province rise

The Eastern Province has seen increasing tensions and with the events deteriorating in Bahrain, it is expected that the Eastern Province will witness greater unrest in the coming days....
Kuwait  16/03/11

Bidoons clash with police as tensions rise in Kuwait

Kuwait’s Bidoons have staged protests demanding naturalization and other rights....
Yemen  01/03/11

Key tribe abandons Yemeni regime as unrest intensifies

Leading tribes have abandoned the Yemeni regime and joined the protesters. Whilst the position of the army is still unclear, this increases the likelihood of a speedier regime change....
Saudi Arabia  01/03/11

Saudi king returns to country and announces massive aid package

Saudi Arabian King Abdullah has announced a massive aid package in an apparent bid to mitigate risks of growing unrest....
Bahrain  01/03/11

Bahrain’s king shuffles cabinet

The Bahraini government appears not to have satisfied the demands of the anti-regime protesters, as banned opposition leader returns from exile....
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....
Kuwait  16/02/11

Emir accepts interior minister resignation and appoints another

The Emir of Kuwait has accepted the resignation of the interior minister and appointed a replacement....
Dubai  16/02/11

Dubai’s property market still in decline as UP posts losses

Leading Dubai developer Union Properties posts massive losses in 2010, leading to a sharp decline of shares prices for other developers in the UAE as well. ...
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....
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  01/02/11

Mass demonstrations in Sanaa calling for regime change

Mass demonstrations were reported in Sanaa calling for regime change. The demonstrations are thought to be inspired by Egypt’s revolution....
Saudi Arabia  01/02/11

Deaths in floods in Jeddah and demonstrations reported, dozens arrested

Unprecedented demonstrations were reported in Saudi Arabia’s city of Jeddah after deaths were reported as a result of flooding....

Labour demonstrations as Dubai deports striking Asian workers

Labour demonstrations in Dubai leading to the deportation of workers will increase pressure on the UAE to modernize its labour laws....
Dubai  01/02/11

Rumours that World Island is sinking; Mass vacancies in retails space in Dubai

Reports that The World Island in Dubai is sinking, coupled by news of unprecedented retail vacancies in Dubai will add further pressure to the Dubai real-estate market....
Dubai  01/02/11

GCC markets tumble after Egypt protests

Stock markets across the GCC have tumbled as a result of the demonstrations in Egypt....
Oman  01/02/11

Oman uncovers spy network but UAE denies any links

Oman announced that it has uncovered a UAE spy ring, which the UAE denied. This is a most serious development to hit inter-GCC relations in recent years....
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....

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