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Bahrain: King Hamad Bin Isa increases tensions with Doha

King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa held a meeting with members of the Al-Nuaim tribe at Safriya Palace on 16 August, in a move that appears designed to increase tensions with neighbouring Qatar. According to the official Bahrain News Agency (BNA) report on the meeting, King Hamad talked about the Al-Khalifa’s ancestral seat of Zubara on the Qatar peninsula and noted “the allegiance of the tribes of the peninsula to Al-Khalifa”.

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