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How the Hyperloop Could Change the Gulf

By Hunter Lee Soik Every year in the fall, a thick, impenetrable fog settles on roads throughout parts of the Arab Gulf, as temperatures between night and day begin to change. Car drivers slow their journeys, heart beats quicken, and seen at close quarters, lights blink through the mist. Every year sees fatalities on the

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Nearly 100 Gunmen Kidnap 26 Qataris in Iraqi Desert

BAGHDAD, Dec 16 (Reuters) – About 100 gunmen kidnapped at least 26 Qataris from their hunting camp in a sprawling desert area near the Saudi borders in the early hours of Wednesday, the regional governor and police officials said. Two police officers in Samawa confirmed the kidnappings and said security forces launched a wide-scale search

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What [Not] To Expect in New Round of Syria Peace Talks

By John Irish and Karin Strohecker VIENNA, Nov 13. Two weeks after they jointly called for a political solution to Syria’s civil war, foreign ministers and senior officials from Russia, the United States, Europe and the Middle East struggled on Friday to turn that idea into a more concrete plan. As those officials returned to

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Syrian Opposition, Rebels Claim Not to Have Been Invited to Vienna Talks

BEIRUT (Reuters) Neither Syria‘s main political opposition body nor representatives of the armed opposition have been invited to international talks on the country’s war, an opposition politician and a rebel leader said. The Syrian government in Damascus has meanwhile yet to issue any official comment on the meeting in Vienna on Friday that will bring

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Pressing Matters: Media Coverage and the Arab Gulf States

Is the Western media biased in its reporting of Gulf affairs? By Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi   Over the past few years Western media’s negative coverage of the Arab Gulf states has increased so much that it is starting to look more like a rite of passage for some journalists and news organisations. Meanwhile, what’s notable

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