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Princes try to extinguish Arab revolts
Convinced that Iran is behind the popular uprisings threatening its Bahraini and Yemenite allies, Saudi Arabia is mobilising to halt the contagion. Putting aside their quarrels over who will succeed King Abdullah, the Saudi princes have been busy taking action [. [...]
Bashar al-Assad at centre of power struggle
The imminent publication of indictments by the UN -backed Special Tribunal For Lebanon has aggravated rivalries in Syria, where Byzantine quarrels are par for the course. While President Bashar Al Assad is trying to position himself as the guarantor of [. [...]