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Major powers jostling for Middle East primacy

A muddled foreign policy from Washington and rash moves by its Middle East ally Riyadh lead to an emerging strategic alliance among Russia, Iran, Turkey and Qatar.

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Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has been embarking on moves that ensure his tiny sheikhdom does not become a vassal of Saudi Arabia.

London

KALEIDOSCOPIC changes in the Middle East have produced a constellation of power posing fresh challenges to the United States. The emerging alliance among Russia, Iran and Turkey gained its newest member in Qatar, thanks to a rash move by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, also

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