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The Saudi Prince, The Sheikh And A Gulf Renegade

The Saudi Prince, The Sheikh And A Gulf Renegade

The choreographed statements by Saudi Arabia and three allies to quarantine Qatar at just after 6 a.m. on June 5 were not signed, but there was no mistake about who was behind them. The move to halt air and sea transport and shut the tiny Gulf nation’s only land border carried the fingerprints of two of […]

Kuwait’s Emir Moves to Mediate the Saudi-Qatar Crisis

Kuwait’s Emir Moves to Mediate the Saudi-Qatar Crisis

Kuwait’s ruler is stepping up his efforts to resolve one of the worst crises among Gulf Arab monarchies, a day after Saudi Arabia and its allies isolated Qatar by cutting off air and sea transport and closing the small nation’s only land border. Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah will travel to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to […]

Airline Pilots Complain Of Dangerous Fatigue In Leaked Documents

Airline Pilots Complain Of Dangerous Fatigue In Leaked Documents

Airline pilots describe being pushed to the limit and warn about the impact on flight safety in a cache of leaked documents that give a unique and occasionally hair-raising insight into the aviation industry. Crews complain about fatigue and potentially dangerous schedules at a leading budget airline, which is already under pressure following a crash […]

Scientists Go Against The Grain To Make Dubai An Unlikely Quinoa Hotspot

Scientists Go Against The Grain To Make Dubai An Unlikely Quinoa Hotspot

Ringed by inhospitable desert and assailed by fierce temperatures for much of the year, Dubai isn’t the most natural of settings for bold farming experiments. What little grows here is largely cultivated in air-conditioned greenhouses. So depleted is the local aquifer that it’s forecast to run completely dry within the next half-century. But if the […]