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February 2014

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January 2014

Issue 450

Editorial

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Jordan offers prisoner swap to Islamic State

Jordan offered a precedent-setting prisoner swap to the Islamic State group Wednesday in a desperate attempt to save a Jordanian air force pilot the…

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Current Affairs

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Tunisian government must be more inclusive

Monday’s parliamentary decision to delay a confidence vote on Tunisia’s new government, which was initially scheduled for Tuesday, should be a…

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Lebanese election set back

Speaker of the Lebanese Parliament Nabih Berri announced that the country’s  presidential election session has been postponed to 18 February after…

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Riyadh rendez-vous

This insight by Simon Henderson was first published by the Washington Institute.

The length of the meeting and the names of the Saudi officials in…

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Exclusive to The Middle East Online – After Abdullah

With the appointment of both a crown prince and a deputy crown prince, following the death of King Abdullah, major leadership hurdles in Saudi Arabia…

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Regional round-up

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Yemen President and Houthi Leaders Meet With U.N. Envoy

The embattled Yemeni president and the Houthi rebels fighting him met  today (22/01/15) with a United Nations special envoy in an effort to carry…

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Oman oil minister slams OPEC policy on prices, market share

 

Oman’s oil minister Mohammad bin Hamad Al Rumhy (above) sharply criticised OPEC’s production policy on 21/01/15, saying it was creating…

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Sukuk market set to remain solid in 2015

The global sukuk market is heading into another solid year in 2015, even though some emerging headwinds could slow its progress compared to 2014,…

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Business

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Saudi Arabia ‘next frontier’ in shale revolution?

Saudi Aramco has said  it is to triple its investment in shale gas exploration in spite of oil prices at multi-year lows.

Speaking at an…

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Why the oil price slump could hit UAE property

 

Analysts say the continuing oil slump is likely to further impact upon hit house prices in Dubai,  already weakened due to the…

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ECONOMIC OUTLOOK 2015

 Exclusive to The Middle East Online . . .

 

International economist Moin Siddiqi analyses the prospects for development and growth in…

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News and Views

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UAE insolvency legislation: a priority for economic growth

 Sarosh Zaiwalla, founder and senior partner of Zaiwalla & Company Solicitors points out how an early decision to implement insolvency…

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FILM REVIEW: Is American Sniper a big US hit because it takes down Arabs?

This insightful review by journalist and analyst on Arab affairs Sharif Nashashibi, originally appeared in the Dubai-based The National…

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Gulf airlines poised to slash prices?

The cost of travel in 2015 set to get cheaper, thanks to a sharp drop in fuel prices. Airlines in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are…

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