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Old Nov 7th 2017, 9:35 am
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Two Princes down in the last 24hrs, one in a helicopter 'crash' and another shot dead while trying to evade arrest.

Anyone have any good input on this and what it means for the region?
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Anyone have any good input on this and what it means for the region?
All I know is that when KSA is ****ed, the region is ****ed. But it's just a changing of the guard, really don't see it as a concern.
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New Crown Prince seems a bit of a LAD.
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you missed the ICBM attack to Riyadh from the houthis, KSA saying that was a attack of war from Iran, the (possibly KSA)forced removal of the Lebanese PM, Bahrain asking KSA for a bailout to prevent potential loss of dollar peg, and Bahrain saying that they are taking their disputed land and islands back off Qatar...

interesting weekend.....
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Poor Lebanon. Or maybe not.

No mention of the Russians. Have they any role? Legitimate question as they're assumed to be meddling in Syria and are supporters of Iran.
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More reading for those inclined - December one is pretty decent

MENA Economics Focus - Saudi Political Upheaval (Dec 17).pdf
MENA Economics Update - Five Key Questions on Saudi (Nov 17).pdf
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But at least on the positive side - Saudi will allow cinemas in June 2018 (plus women driving at the same time!)
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Thanks for the reports Millhouse - nice summaries
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But at least on the positive side - Saudi will allow cinemas in June 2018 (plus women driving at the same time!)
That's actually a really positive event.

I watched Hologram for the King last night - so accurate of my working days in KSA.

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But at least on the positive side - Saudi will allow cinemas in June 2018 (plus women driving at the same time!)
The Saudis I work with told me even earlier, in March. Starting off in the big three of Jeddah, Riyadh, and Dammam, and then later on in other parts of the country.

The joke they were saying was that they will no longer be able to use the cinema as an excuse to go to Bahrain.
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