Risk Watch  03/08/12

Unprecedented tribal clashes in Sanaa and Italian diplomat kidnapped

The Yemeni capital Sana’a has witnessed unprecedented clashes as tribal fighters loyal to ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh took over the Interior Ministry building....
Risk Watch  17/07/12

Egyptian president Morsy makes first overseas trip to Saudi Arabia

The first overseas trip by Egyptian president Mohammed Morsy to Saudi Arabia and the new alliance being formed carries with it significant implications for both countries....
Risk Watch  17/07/12

Diplomatic tensions between Saudi Arabia, Gulf and Russia intensify

Russia and Saudi Arabia have exchanged strong criticisms of each other, with the Russians accusing the Saudis of human rights abuses in the Eastern Province....
Risk Watch  03/07/12

Court annuls recent elections and returns previous parliament

Kuwait’s constitutional court has reinstated the previous parliament, causing heavy criticism and mass protest from the opposition....
Risk Watch  18/06/12

Kuwait cabinet minister resigns amid rising political tensions

A second Kuwaiti minister has resigned in less than a month as Islamist led opposition are actively demanding half of the cabinet posts....
Risk Watch  04/06/12

Yemen on brink of famine as Friends of Yemen pledge aid

Aid agencies have warned that Yemen is on the brink of famine....
Risk Watch  17/05/12

Key Saudi conservative cleric sacked

The sacking, apparently at the request of the leader of the conservative camp Prince Nayef, reflects growing rifts both within the Saudi establishment as well as within the conservative camp itself....
Risk Watch  17/05/12

Dozens killed in fighting between US-backed government forces and AQAP

Dozens of civilians and militants were killed in the most intensive fighting in Yemen since the fall of the former President....
Risk Watch  17/05/12

GCC countries fail to agree on Saudi-Bahrain proposed union as Iran threatens

The failure of the GCC to accept or even negotiate a Saudi proposal for further integration is a blow to the Saudi regional position....
Risk Watch  17/05/12

US resumes arms sales to Bahrain

The US administration announced that it has decided to proceed with arms sales to Bahrain, despite the ongoing upheaval and protests from both the US Congress and global human rights groups....
Risk Watch  03/05/12

Yemeni army officers agree to step down

The agreement by Saleh loyalists to step down from key military posts reduces the risk level for further integration of the Yemeni state. ...
Risk Watch  03/05/12

Formula 1 held in Bahrain with limited unrest

The successful and relatively peaceful conclusion of Formula-1 in Bahrain eliminates the immediate risk of intense civil clashes....
Risk Watch  18/04/12

Army commanders refuse President’s order to step-down

The Yemeni regime appears to be divided in the handling of Saleh loyalists, after President Hadi sacked senior Saleh supporters from key civil and military positions....
Risk Watch  18/04/12

Hundreds killed in clashes in South Yemen as government cracks down on AQAP

Clashes between AQAP fighters and government forces have left hundreds killed....
Risk Watch  30/06/11

Jordanian PM tightly survives impeachment on corruption allegations

Jordan’s prime-minister has narrowly survived an impeachment vote in parliament. However, situation in the country appears to be heading towards a political escalation....
Risk Watch  30/06/11

Saleh clings to power as AQAP makes further advances

Yemen’s president Ali Abdullah Saleh remains defiant about his imminent return to Yemen. This indicates that the Saudis have still not been able to broker a deal. ...
Risk Watch  30/06/11

Protests continue as Assad's promise of reforms fails to appease protestors

Syria’s president has failed to appease protestors, as he promised to make political reforms. The situation appears to be escalating....
Risk Watch  17/06/11

Emir threatens crackdown, Sheikh Ahmed resigns in Kuwait

The Emir of Kuwait attacks parliament and threatens to heavily crackdown on dissenters....
Risk Watch  17/06/11

US adds Bahrain to list of human right abusers, as Formula 1 cancelled

The US has severely criticized Bahrain’s human rights record adding it to the list of countries of human rights abusers....
Risk Watch  17/06/11

Saleh goes to Saudi Arabia for treatment as Yemen falls into further chaos

With the situation still unresolved, the return to normality will likely take longer as Yemen is gripped by mass protests, and parts of the country falling into the hands of militants....

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