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Comment: Washington's strategy of withdrawing from the nuclear deal and devastating Iran's economy was bound to provoke Tehran, bringing the region to the brink of all-out war, argues the ICG.

Oman hopes that 'Vision 2040' can operate as the guiding document for the development of national implementation programmes, with aims to boost tourism, modernise agriculture and foster technology.

Son of jailed Egyptian presidential hopeful Anan arrested

The New Arab

Son of jailed Egyptian presidential hopeful Anan arrested

Samir Anan has been arrested after being investigated for making anti-regime tweets, in the latest crackdown on any remaining opposition to President Sisi ahead of the general election in March.

Abe's Japan entices GCC with military hardware

Naveed Ahmad

Abe's Japan entices GCC with military hardware

Comment: As Saudi Arabia and Iran's regional tension continues to build, the Gulf's appetite for western, Chinese and Japanese ...

The murky waters of the "New Suez Canal" project

Imogen Lambert & Nada Ramadan

The murky waters of the "New Suez Canal" project

Feverish domestic media hype has promoted the newly opened Suez Canal project as a "gift to the world". However behind the coverage lie many ...

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