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Saudi Arabia has deployed 30,000 troops to its border with Iraq after a video emerged showing 2,500 Iraqi soldiers deserting
The Jordanian Royal Family have played the whole 'snow in the Middle East' thing very well. King Abdullah, of the Hashemite
King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz is clinically dead, according to reports from London-based journalist working for Asharq Alawsat
The principal-agent framework has wider implications that are applicable to all Middle Eastern countries. For example, beyond the removal of the principal and his immediate family, can the broader regime of agents and networks of patronage be removed?
At the moment academic literature on the Arab Spring fixates on the monarchical exceptionalism argument - that is, the tendency for Arab monarchies to largely avoid the conflict of the Arab Spring (while Arab authoritarian regimes have been overthrown).
Saudi Arabia will allow women to compete under its flag in the Olympic Games for the first time this summer. The decision
Hamas is quite an unpopular organisation amongst the West and its allies. Yet the Jordanian government, which receives billions of dollars of aid from the US, has recently invited Khaled Mashaal, the Hamas leader whom it expelled ten years ago, for official talks in Amman.
At least 70 people have been killed in Syria in one of the bloodiest days since the uprising began in March, according to
King Abdullah of Jordan has become the first Arab leader to publically state that Syrian President Bashar al Assad should
It's unlikely the constitutional reforms announced in both Jordan and Morocco will be sufficient in the medium to long term but it is a significant step as the region's monarchs begin to grapple with challenge to their authority.