Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, left, with Bahrain’s King Hamad in Jeddah. Photo: AFP
Tom Holland
Opinion

Opinion

Abacus by Tom Holland

Why US$50 oil is at the heart of the Saudi-Qatar conflict

Though Doha’s relations with Iran and Syrian extremists are never appreciated, it’s another Arab spring within its own borders that gives the kingdom real nightmares

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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, left, with Bahrain’s King Hamad in Jeddah. Photo: AFP
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