Articles from November 2017

WHY Alwaleed?

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Pat Lancaster, who has interviewed Prince Alwaleed Alsaud on many occasions over the years, poses the question on everyone’s lips: What is the rationale behind the arrest – along with other princes, several former government ministers and various leading Saudi … Continue reading

Category: Featured

What Hariri did next

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Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced his resignation. Continue reading

Category: Current Affairs

Kuwait’s political blues revisited

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Kuwaiti Parliament in trouble again Continue reading

Category: Current Affairs

Emirates record a dramatic upswing in profits

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Emirates profits up Continue reading

Category: Business

The Ritz Carlton Rebels: Hostage by Royal Decree

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    By Pat Lancaster The latest reports of the high profile prisoners incarcerated by royal decree in Riyadh give real cause for concern. Most worrying are rumours of torture involving some of the captives under “house arrest”. Other reports … Continue reading

Category: Current Affairs

Saudi Arabia scores an own goal in Ritz Carlton hostage rip-off

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Saudi investigators estimate they can recover up to $100bn from settlements linked to an anti-corruption crackdown that began two weeks ago, according to reports. Bloomberg cited a senior official as confirming the kingdom could recover between $50bn and $100bn amid wider … Continue reading

Category: Business