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MENA’s Private Education Sector: A Burgeoning Market

By Mansoor Ahmed “Probably the greatest social challenge for all of us is our youth – because they are our future. Without appropriate education and guidance, they will be lost souls, easily manipulated, and prone to being turned into a destructive element in society,” Abdul Latif Al Zayani, the secretary general of the Gulf Cooperation

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GCC: Summer Is Coming

The Gulf’s forthcoming reforms bode well for the future BY Tarek Fadlallah The contrarian case for making tactically positive trades during Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) market weakness earlier this year has been sound. It remains on track to deliver further modest gains once Ramadan is over and the traditionally slow summer season has passed. The supportive elements

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Kuwait’s KNPC Says in Talks For $6.4 Bln in Loans for Clean Fuels Project

DUBAI, May 29 – Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) is in final stages of talks with international institutions for $6.4 billion in the second tranche of loans to finance its multi-billion dollar Clean Fuels project, state news agency KUNA reported on Sunday. The first portion, signed on April 28, was worth 1.2 billion dinars ($3.97

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Casus Belli

Are Turkey and Saudi Arabia weighing military options in Syria? BY Michael Stephens and Omar Mohamed After five years of continuously worsening conflict in Syria, the chances of any decisive outcome are bleak at best. The superpowers and their allies continue to dither at the negotiating table, exacerbating the conflict and the misery of millions

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Gulf Arabs Back Morocco in Western Sahara Rift with U.N.

RIYADH, April 21 – Gulf Arab rulers back fellow monarchy Morocco in its row with the United Nations over the disputed region of Western Sahara, Saudi Arabia’s SPA news agency reported, one of the worst diplomatic crises over the territory since a 1991 ceasefire. Morocco expelled dozens of U.N. staff from the mission in Western

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Saudi Arabia: In The Driver’s Seat

Obama’s making nice. But it may not be enough to salvage his track record in the Gulf By Dr. Abdulkhaleq Abdulla At the beginning of his first term, U.S. President Barack Obama’s regional tour targeted Egypt in 2009, just one year prior to the outbreak of the Arab Spring. He wanted to engage in dialogue

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Bahrain Says Gulf Arabs Serious About Standing Up to Iran

DUBAI, April 1 – Bahrain’s foreign minister said on Friday that Gulf Arab states were prepared to confront Iran over its foreign policy and Tehran should drop its support for Middle East factions. Sheikh Khaled bin Ahmed al-Khalifa also played down any difference with the United States over remarks by U.S. President Barack Obama last

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