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Oman names its first Crown Prince

Oman names its first Crown Prince

For the first time in the modern time of the Sultanate, Haitham bin Tariq, the Sultan of Oman, introduced amendments on the transfer of power, naming the Sultanate’s first Crown Prince. The new decree came at the first anniversary of Sultan Haitham’s rule. Dhi Yazan bin Haitham bin Tariq, son of the current Sultan, is the first crown prince of the Sultanate of Oman.
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Kuwaiti government resigns after disputes with parliament

Kuwaiti government resigns after disputes with parliament

Kuwait’s Cabinet submitted its resignation on Tuesday after tensions with the Parliament. The move, while not a surprise after some 30 lawmakers backed a no-confidence motion against the government this month, reveals how the country is reacting to diminished public confidence and the worst economic crisis in decades. 

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Oman names its first Crown Prince

Oman names its first Crown Prince

For the first time in the modern time of the Sultanate, Haitham bin Tariq, the Sultan of Oman, introduced amendments on the transfer of power, naming the Sultanate’s first Crown Prince. The new decree came at the first anniversary of Sultan Haitham’s rule. Dhi Yazan bin Haitham bin Tariq, son of the current Sultan, is the first crown prince of the Sultanate of Oman.
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Kuwaiti government resigns after disputes with parliament

Kuwaiti government resigns after disputes with parliament

Kuwait’s Cabinet submitted its resignation on Tuesday after tensions with the Parliament. The move, while not a surprise after some 30 lawmakers backed a no-confidence motion against the government this month, reveals how the country is reacting to diminished public confidence and the worst economic crisis in decades. 
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Tunisia arrests an al Qaeda leader plotting a terrorist attack

Tunisia arrests an al Qaeda leader plotting a terrorist attack

Politics in Tunisia in the last decade has been dominated by the rivalry between An Nahda, a mainstream Islam inspired party, and secularists who oppose any interference of religion in the public space. Both seek to resist the Islamist threat, although their approach is different. In the meantime the threat from extremists continues.
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Outrage in Kazakhstan after Russian politicians appear to question the country's territorial integrity

Outrage in Kazakhstan after Russian politicians appear to question the country's territorial integrity

Kazakhs are outraged by comments by Russian politicians questioning their country's territorial integrity. President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev rejected the assertion that any Kazakh territory was  a "gift from Russia", and said that such "provocative" comments were intended to "spoil" relations between the two neighbours.
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Is the Kremlin creating an illusion of political plurality in Russia?

Is the Kremlin creating an illusion of political plurality in Russia?

In a recent story published by the Russian newspaper Kommersant, it has been suggested that new political parties are being created by the Kremlin, to satisfy the tastes of those Russians who seek a different kind of politics than that provided by United Russia or other parties currently represented in the Duma.
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In the South Caucasus, the messages of the leaders for New Year could not have been more different

In the South Caucasus, the messages of the leaders for New Year could not have been more different

In the South Caucasus, the leaders of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia traditionally address their fellow citizens on new year's eve, summing up the year that is ending and welcoming the new year just before the stroke of midnight. It is an old Soviet tradition, that has lingered. This year the messages could not have been more different.