Abbas Al Lawati

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Oil Change: Affluent Saudi Arabia Goes to Work

Deputy crown prince’s urgent plan to wean kingdom from petroleum will mean deep changes in a conservative society long accustomed to handouts<p>By<p>Bill Spindle and<p>Bill Spindle<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@BillSpindle<p>Google+<p>bill.spindle@wsj.com<p>Ahmed al Omran<p>RIYADH—Saudi Arabia’s leadership has taken …

Saudi Arabia

India's Narendra Modi woos Iranian leaders

<b>When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Tehran this weekend, he will find out whether it's the beginning of a new era in bilateral ties - or a missed opportunity.</b><p>Delhi's relations with Tehran are multi-faceted and complex. The two countries share centuries-old cultural and linguistic …

What is Qatar’s Tamim thinking, after all?

It is difficult to imagine the dynamics of the November 23, 2013 meeting when Qatar’s Emir Shaikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani was effectively summoned …

Qatar prepares for sanctions if Brotherhood dispute escalates

“Infrastructure projects have already faced delays due to political reshuffling, so this would add a further layer of exposure,” Phelps said.<p>— …

مرحبا.. روحاني - جريدة الشبيبة

<b>محمد بن سيف الرحبي</b><p>في الوقت الذي يتوجس العالم فيه من إيران تستقبله مسقط بمناديل بيضاء لا أثر فيها لغبار الواصف التي تهب على الخليج، مهما اختلفت …

Lunch with the FT: Prince Turki al-Faisal | Financial Times

I have been waiting 20 minutes before Prince Turki al-Faisal arrives, looking flustered. “My driver had to drop me off five blocks away,” he says …

Saudi Arabia

Growing rift in Khaleeji politics

The recall of ambassadors of Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain from Qatar more than a week ago was not a ‘brotherly dispute’ within the Khaleeji …

In-depth with Android Wear, Google’s quantum leap of a smartwatch OS

We take a look at how Android Wear works, and even manage to break some stuff.<p>Yesterday, Google announced Android Wear, its wearable device platform …

Did the internet get stung by a story about a man having sex with a hornet nest?

The web was abuzz today with the apparent news that a man in Sweden had died after trying to have sex with a nest of hornets.<p>Reports circulated …

Saudis Overtake Qatar as Syria Sponsor

Saudi authorities had consistently declined to meet the opposition, despite repeated requests. This was partly because the kingdom has opposed Muslim …

Aoun-Geagea War Finishes Off the Orthodox Law

<b>The Lebanese Parliament was all set to pass the Orthodox Gathering Law. The parliamentary election law, which would allow each sect to vote only</b> …