The UAE's involvement in Libya is about preserving the Emirati monarchy thousands of kilometres away.
The US killing of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani serves as a reminder to the GCC that when push comes to shove, they are all in the same boat.
The late monarch’s shadow looms as Oman prepares to navigate the uncertainties of the post-Qaboos era.
Washington’s threat comes as Iraq struggles to meet the basic needs of its people.
Aramco initially raised a $25.6 billion, which was itself a record level, in its December IPO by selling 3 billion shares at 32 riyals ($8.53) a share.
Prices of oil jump on concerns that Iran might respond to the killing of its top general Qasem Soleimani by the United States by disrupting global supplies of energy from the Mideast.
Described as a Cold War casualty, Russia has been reasserting itself both politically and militarily. Experts argue that Moscow aims to reclaim its old glory.
The prospect of a Turkish troop deployment in Libya could prompt Russia to balance its interests and steer clear of warlord Khalifa Haftar.
Aramco’s public listing went ahead without the involvement of foreign investors, amid concerns about the high valuation imposed by MBS.
Mohammed Adoke, who also held the post of attorney general, was one of several high-profile ex-officials wanted over a graft case centred on a $1.3 billion oil deal involving international oil giants Eni and Shell.
The warlord Khalifa Haftar's cunning exploitation of geopolitical rivalries has handed Russia outsized influence over the conflict.
Many believe the recent ousting of Bolivian President Evo Morales is a consequence of his tight controls over the country's lithium resources.
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