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India's Modi faces the challenging task of navigating an unfamiliar and tricky geo-political situation in order to keep intact the close partnership he has forged with some Gulf countries.

Comment: Even if a US investigation concludes Saudi Arabia hacked the phones of Bezos and a US journalist, it's unlikely to rattle US-Saudi relations, writes Courtney Freer.

Saudi Arabia is open for <em>business</em>, not political activism

Courtney Freer

Saudi Arabia is open for business, not political activism

Comment: More arrests in Saudi Arabia signal that the crown prince only has eyes for an economic agenda, as political space continues to tighten, writes Courtney Freer.

US, Gulf allies sanction dozens of Iran-Hezbollah entities

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US, Gulf allies sanction dozens of Iran-Hezbollah entities

The sanctions were set by Riyadh-based Terrorist Financing Targeting Center, a group that includes Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, ...

How the private sector supports Arab authoritarians (II)

Charles W. Dunne

How the private sector supports Arab authoritarians (II)

Comment: The international private sector has aided authoritarian regimes and dictators for decades, with a combination of arms, ...

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Lebanese airline signs huge but controversial deal with Rolls-Royce

Lebanon's flagship carrier signs a $300 million deal with the UK's Rolls-Royce, in what has been billed as the largest ever bilateral deal between the Mediterranean country and Britain.

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China president due in UAE for high-profile visit

China's president will visit the UAE on Thursday, with final preparations underway for the high-profile visit.

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi Arabia counting down the seconds until Trump arrives

Saudi Arabia is literally counting down the days, hours, minutes and seconds until Donald Trump lands in the kingdom for his first ...

<em>Qatar</em> now one of New York's biggest commercial owners

The New Arab

Qatar now one of New York's biggest commercial owners

Qatar's sovereign wealth fund now holds some 10.69 million square feet of real estate in New York, making it one of the biggest commercial ...

The New Arab & agencies

Qatar to invest $6.23 billion in post-Brexit UK economy

Qatar will invest £5 billion in the UK over the next five years in a boost for the post-Brexit economy looking to find ...

Brexit Britain seeks grand bargains with Gulf state <em>Qatar</em>

The New Arab

Brexit Britain seeks grand bargains with Gulf state Qatar

The Qatar-UK Business and Investment Forum is set to get underway on Monday as the ...

Mexicans <em>and</em> Muslims in the US: Pioneers to pariahs

Otman Aitlkaboud

Mexicans and Muslims in the US: Pioneers to pariahs

Comment: They were the trailblazers and the indigenous; now they are the scapegoats and the demonised, writes Otman Aitlkaboud.

The UAE has it in for the Muslim Brotherhood

Marc Cher-Leparrain

The UAE has it in for the Muslim Brotherhood

The long read: UAE foreign policy has been actively fighting political Islam in all its forms, pitting the Emirates directly against ...

World unites to empower women <em>and</em> girls through education

Yasmin Mahboubi

World unites to empower women and girls through education

'Education Cannot Wait' for girls as an international forum puts a spotlight on what prospects education can unlock for females around ...

The New Arab

Qatari FM visit to Moscow: trade first, politics second

Analysis: Qatari Foreign Minister Khaled Al Attiyah will meet with Russia's Sergei Lavrov on Friday, but visit will likely focus on economic cooperation as bilateral ties remain strained over Syria.

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Egypt's Sisi wraps up Asia tour before UK visit

President Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi is in Bahrain on the final leg of his tour of Asia, ahead of his upcoming controversial state visit to Britain.

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