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William Maclean

Shifting sands: What is changing in Saudi Arabia?

Nov 08 2017

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has ordered a crackdown on corruption, the latest in a wave of frenetic changes in the kingdom over the past 2-1/2 years. Prince Mohammed says he is determined to remodel his conservative country into a modern state no longer dependent on oil.

Blaze sweeps through Dubai skyscraper for second time

Aug 04 2017

DUBAI A fire ripped through one of the world's tallest residential towers in Dubai on Friday, the latest in a series of fires in tall structures in the United Arab Emirates, the Gulf's tourism and business hub, over the past three years. | Video

Arab states issue ultimatum to Qatar: close Jazeera, curb ties with Iran

Jun 23 2017

DUBAI/DOHA Four Arab states that imposed a boycott on Qatar have issued an ultimatum to Doha to close Al Jazeera television, curb ties with Iran, shut a Turkish base and pay reparations, demands so far reaching it would appear to be hard for Doha to comply.

Arabische Staaten stellen Katar ultimativ Forderungen

Jun 23 2017

Dubai Vier arabische Staaten haben Katar ihre Bedingungen für ein Ende ihres Boykotts übermittelt.

House of Saud unites behind king's son - for now

Jun 22 2017

DUBAI The elevation of Mohammed bin Salman as Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia has ended two years of speculation about a behind-the-scenes rivalry near the pinnacle of royal power, but he still has to win over powerful relatives, clerics and tribesmen.

Saudi king empowers young reformer son in succession shake-up

Jun 21 2017

DUBAI Saudi Arabia's King Salman made his son next in line to the throne on Wednesday, handing the 31-year-old sweeping powers as the kingdom seeks a radical overhaul of its oil-dependent economy and faces mounting tensions with regional rival Iran. | Video

Modernisierer wird neuer Kronprinz in Saudi-Arabien

Jun 21 2017

Dubai Saudi-Arabiens König Salman hat mit der Ernennung seines erst 31-jährigen Sohns Mohammed bin Salman zum neuen Kronprinzen die Machtfrage im Herrscherhaus geklärt und den Modernisierungskurs festgezurrt.

New assertive generation of Gulf leaders at heart of Qatar rift

Jun 19 2017

DUBAI Two years after launching headfirst into a conflict in Yemen that has no end in sight, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have astonished the world again, this time with a severe boycott of neighboring Qatar.

New assertive generation of Gulf leaders at heart of Qatar rift

Jun 19 2017

DUBAI Two years after launching headfirst into a conflict in Yemen that has no end in sight, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have astonished the world again, this time with a severe boycott of neighbouring Qatar.

Trump offers to help resolve Gulf crisis, UAE tightens squeeze on Qatar

Jun 08 2017

DUBAI/DOHA U.S. President Donald Trump offered on Wednesday to help resolve a worsening diplomatic crisis between Qatar and other Arab powers as the United Arab Emirates invoked the possibility of an economic embargo on Doha over its alleged support of terrorism. | Video

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