Category: Saudis

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What are the Saudis disquieted of?

Early in the evening of a delightful December Monday, accompanied by an Egyptian and an Italian friend, I entered the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) in Doha and I wondered to myself: What are the Saudis afraid of?  Upon our arrival, we noticed a special exhibition called Imperial Threads: Motifs and Artisans from Turkey, Iran and India. We entered…

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UAE and Saudis compose unusual partnership spoil away GCC

The United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia have formed a new military and trade partnership separate from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), according to a statement issued by the UAE. The development on Tuesday comes amid heightened tensions within the GCC, a political and economic alliance of six countries that includes Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia,…