Economics and Policy
Saudi Arabia’s unprecedented rejection of a U.N. Security Council place has pushed the world body into uncharted territory, but fellow Gulf nation Kuwait is emerging as an early front-runner to fill the seat.
Saudi Arabia's intelligence chief has said the kingdom will make a "major shift" in dealings with the United States in protest at its perceived inaction over the Syria war and its overtures to Iran.
Egypt hopes that political tensions with natural gas giant Qatar will not undermine efforts to secure supplies from the Gulf state, but sees Algeria and Yemen as other options.
Companies and Business
Iraqi Kurdistan’s largest oil and gas investor has filed the first major legal case against its regional government over $1 billion in owed payments and production rights, just as the autonomous region looks to become a major energy exporter.