The Political Scene
The border dispute between Saudi Arabia and Qatar has worsened, opening arift in the facade of solidarity normally presented by the Gulf CooperationCouncil member states. Iran has warned the UAE against internationalizing theissue of Abu Musa and the Tunbs. Maronite opponents of Syria have failed toprevent the last round of Lebanon's parliamentary elections in the Maroniteheartland north of Beirut.
Saudi-Qatari Border Dispute Unresolved