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    Saudi Aramco sinks as Gulf bourses rocked by Iran-US tensions

    Agence France-Presse . Dubai | Updated at 10:58pm on January 05, 2020

    Saudi Aramco shares hit the lowest level since their market debut on Sunday, as Gulf bourses were hit by a panicky sell-off amid Iranian vows...

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    Natural gas frames future Gulf relations

    James M Dorsey | Updated at 12:00am on December 10, 2019

    NATURAL gas could well emerge as the litmus test of how relations among the Gulf’s energy-rich monarchies evolve if and when a Saudi-United Arab Emirates-led...

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    US, France vie to boost Gulf security

    Reuters . Manama | Updated at 09:28pm on November 24, 2019

    The United States and France are boosting Saudi Arabia’s radar systems following crippling drone and cruise missile attacks on Saudi oil infrastructure in September, which...

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    Business forum boosts Saudi image, but some say more rehab needed

    Reuters . Riyadh | Updated at 12:00am on November 02, 2019

    Saudi Arabia’s crown prince showed up only briefly this week at the kingdom’s flagship investment forum, which largely drew leaders and firms with strategic interest...

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    Gulf dispute must be resolved: Kuwaiti emir

    Agence France-Presse . Kuwait City | Updated at 12:48am on October 30, 2019

    A damaging 30-month-old dispute between Qatar and its Gulf neighbours ‘is no longer acceptable’ and must be resolved, Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah said...

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    Iran accuses foreign forces of raising Gulf ‘insecurity’

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 08:15pm on September 22, 2019

    President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday denounced the presence of foreign forces in the Gulf and said Iran will put forward a peace plan, after arch-foe...

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    Iran says it will destroy any aggressor

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 01:23pm on September 21, 2019

    Iran will pursue any aggressor, even it carries out a limited attack, and seek to destroy it, the head of the elite Revolutionary Guards said...

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    Saudi, Gulf stocks fall after attacks on oil plants

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 12:17am on September 16, 2019

    Saudi stocks fell sharply on Sunday, after attacks on two plants at the heart of the kingdom’s oil industry a day earlier knocked out more...

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    Sins of the Arab leaders

    Elias Akleh | Updated at 12:00am on September 07, 2019

    AN AMERICAN friend asked me the following question: How is it that the large Arab World that extends from the Persian Gulf east all the...

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    Over 2m Muslims begin Hajj pilgrimage

    Agence France-Presse . Makkah | Updated at 06:40pm on August 09, 2019

    More than two million Muslims begin the annual Hajj on Friday as the Saudi hosts seek to deter politicisation of the pilgrimage against a backdrop...