Politics & Governance

Qatar

Qatar Renews Call for Peaceful Settlement of Gulf Crisis

The State of Qatar renewed its call to settle the crisis with the blockading countries...

Kuwait

Kuwait Govt Trusts Minister’s Arguments Against Grilling

Restating grilling as a constitutional right, the Kuwaiti Cabinet yesterday voiced utter confidence in the...

Qatar

Qatar: Repressive New Law Further Curbs Freedom of Expression

A new vaguely-worded law which criminalizes a broad range of speech and publishing activities stands...

Yemen

Hundreds Dead in Yemen as Swine Flu Spreads

According to the Health Ministry of the Houthi-aligned National Salvation Government based in Sanaa, an outbreak of...

Oman

Oman Names Culture Minister as Successor to Sultan Qaboos

Oman announced Saturday culture minister Haitham bin Tariq Al Said as the new ruler of...

Oman

Succession in Oman can Threaten Gulf Stability & U.S. Interests

The looming succession in Oman could affect not only domestic stability, but also change the...

Oman

Oman Sees No Scope for U.S.-Iran Mediation for Now: Kuwait Newspaper

Oman does not see room for now for mediation to ease tensions between the United...

Kuwait

The Changing Same in Kuwait: New Cabinet, Persistent Challenges

As a result of internal disputes between cabinet members and the intense questioning of ministers...

Iraq

Between a Divided Parliament and Determined Protestors...

Two weeks after the Iraqi Parliament accepted the resignation of Prime Minister (PM) Adil Abdulmehdi,...

Iraq

Abdulmehdi’s Resignation: Scratching the Surface of Reform

After two months of protests that have resulted in the deaths of roughly 400 protestors...

Iran

The Iranian Regime Battles Domestic Unrest

For the second time in two years, Iran’s regime has witnessed significant nationwide unrest in...

Iraq

Turkey’s Relations with Iran and Iraq: It’s Complicated!

Succinctly stated, Turkey’s relations with Iraq and Iran, (the largest of its numerous neighboring countries)...