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  • n  the leader of an Arab village or family

  • Abu Dhabi is a cliche of an oil sheikhdom, a desert xanadu where seemingly everyone drives a Ferrari or could if they wanted to.
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  • Yemen struggles to keep the lights on amid frequent power line sabotage
    Arguably, the most hated man in Yemen today is not a corrupt businessman or controversial politician, but a once-unknown sheikh named Mohamed Kalfoot.
    June 14, 2013 - Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News
  • Kuwait says it will not tolerate protests against court ruling
    KUWAIT (Reuters) - Kuwait warned on Friday that it would not allow any unlicensed protest marches over a court ruling next week which will say whether a new electoral system introduced by the country's ruler is constitutional. Ruler Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah used emergency powers in October last year to change voting rules, six weeks before the major oil producer was due to hold ...
    June 14, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • Qatar leadership change would herald little shift in policy
    By Regan Doherty DOHA (Reuters) - A planned leadership change that could see Qatar's U.S.-allied Emir eventually ceding power to his son is unlikely to change the Gulf state's taste for bold investments overseas and assertive support for Arab Spring revolts. Analysts say Heir Apparent Sheikh Tamim will probably pursue the policies of his father, under whose rule the U.S.-allied gas exporter has ...
    June 13, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News

  • Barack Obama in AFP
    I am absolutely convinced Khalid Sheikh Mohammed will be subject to the most exacting demands of justice,Obama said.

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