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    seem reluctant to use the means we possess to deter a crew of feeble but ill-conditioned ♦ Sheikhs from ...

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    Koweit policy, and, while fully recognising that we are in a bad moral position vis-a-vis the Sheikh ... for making it clear to the Sheikh that without us he is nobody. 8. I do not know to what extent the Resident, ...

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    not necessarily mean subsidies to the Sheikhs); and (c) that our local representation should be made more ...

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    of refraining from any but essential interference with the Sheikhs. The appointment of a British Political .Agent or Assistant Political Agent to deal with the Sheikhs might well increase the anxiety which ...

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    Coast* a (i) The refbeal of the Sheikh of Sea el Kheimah to call /L, ZLtUd - on on * ot th * sloops ... to e rang j for a party to visit Oaralml. (v) The demand by the .sheikh of Abu ahebi for the oil/- ...

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    leva tradirv continue a in and through bu )habi* The Sheikh la suppoaed to receive 40A for each alave ...

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    OCf- ■0 t' (&) That his Majesty’s 3-cvermnent should refrain from pre venting hoot'id it las cn land beinveen Trucial Sheikh doms* (He assumed that under this latter bead there should also he ... address of 1903 to the Trucial Sheikhs. That speech had hitherto been accepted as tho ruling authority ...

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    or Trucial Sheikhs sea* air or even the air route to the Far Last was now the principal British interest ...

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    that they could not regard it as anything hut interference, though of' a kind perfectly jus tifiable ... to the Sheikh of d&tar. In that case His Majesty’s Government had had, in the prospect of an oil concession ... in Qatar. New foreign interests were lively to appear at any time on the Trucial coast, and he suggested ...

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    measures had the R.A.F. petrol store. In that case* successfully been taken (viz. , a threat to immobilise the Abu Dhabi pearling fleet) which were designed to aftect the people of Abu Dh&oi ^ as well as th'-ir sheikh, internal interference had been necessary ? and the ohei^Ji 5 having given his signature ...

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    Moreover, in Qatar it had been necessary for His Majesty’s Government to promise the Sheikh protection ... at Qatar. & ItfJ. Another consequence of the grant of oil concessions on the Trucial Coast would be the necessity of according protection to the companies and their workings anc employees. But the grant ...

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    (c) Tribesmen of the hinterland owing allegiance to no Sheikh in particular. COLONEL FOWLS maintained that this situation need never arise since no subject of a foreign power could go to the Trucial Coast unless His Majesty's Government allowed him to do so and that, as regards oil prospectors etc., ...

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    Government to take action, the rigiii. course would he to make the nearest Sheikh responsible and inform him ... the Sheikh responsible the matter had been successfully liquidated and no inter ven'don had been necessary. ... such a guarantee there was no chance of our being involved in mili tary operations. The case of the Sheikh ...

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    for punitive action if they materialised. In this case, the Sheikh of Qatar had, in fact, done nothing serious. ... for providing protection for the Trucial Sheikhs against aggression by Ibn Saudo SIR A. RYAN said that he ... taken a serious risk in delaying the recent specific promise of protection to the Shaikh of Qatar ...

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    AIR VICE -MARSHAL COURTNEY pointed out that even if this were so, the Sheikh had refused for years to agree to a landing ground in Qatar although it had been strongly pressed for. Reverting to the incident at Debai in October 1934, Air Vice-Marshal Courtney repeated that the Air Ministry were unable to find ...

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    * -13- 'w THE CHAIKHAE then propoced, and the Sub-Committee after some further discussion agreed, to recommend as follows ( 1 ) that His Majesty’s Government must admit ultimate international responsibility for the affairs of the fracial Coast, including Qatar; (2) that the Air Officer Commanding in Iraq. might ...

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    by the grant by the Sheikh of Qatar of an oil concession over his territory to the Anglo—Iranian Oil Company. ... from the Sheikh cx Abu Dhabi, which would lead to further difficulties if no boundary existed. -15- ...

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    it was clear, from later information from British authorities in the Persian Gulf, that the -Sheikh of Abu Bhabi ...

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    Sheikhs exercised any authority * it might conceivably oe desirable to re/i've tu.e idea of a ,r desert ...

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    The first was the area actually coveren L,, Anglo-Iranian Qatar oil concession. ,jlieikh had, ...

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    importance, without at the same time abandoning any tex’ritory to v/hich the Sheikh of Qatar had a reasOxiable ... not be granted any outlet to the sea to the east of the Qatar Peninsula. he had no claim to any such outlet, ... to the Sheikh of Adu Dhabi, whose rights they had recognised over this area; this had been clearly explained ...

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    circulated to the meeting. This would give the Sheikh of Abu Dhabi a reasonable belt of coast to enable him ... which the Sheikh of Abu Dhabi claimed, although Fuad Bey haa also put forward a strong Saudi claim ...

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    to them on behalf of the Sheikh of Abu Lhabi in the impend ing discussions with Ibn Saud. He therefore ...

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    m v • 1 1 REVISED CONCLUSIONS CF PART I OF M.a.(C) 42ND j.lEBTING. (1) That His Majesty's Government must admit ultimate international responsibility for the affairs of the Trucial Coast, including Qatar; (2) That the Air Officer Commanding in Iraq might be informed that intervention on land ...

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    the request made by the Sheikh of Dibai after the incident referred to above, and which I mentioned verbally. ...

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    for itself - If the Sheikh had freedom to act as he requested it might be reasonable. The number of British ... that the Trucial Sheikhs should be informed, as was the case, that H. M. Government takes no interest ... asked by at least two Sheikhs whether the speech in question was meaningless! In addition the ruler ...

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    of the Committee, dated 5th June, 1935. Extract from Viceroy’s Address to Trucial Sheikhs on 21st November,1903. ...

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    as to the settlement between the Sheikh of Dibai and his cousins. With the assistance of a report supplied by Colonel ...

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    to account,, 3. Notice A contained a clear intimatirn to the Sheikh that he was at liberty to take ... him that proper precautions should be taken with regard to British lives and property. The Sheikh ... past Sheikh Sa f id bin Maktum has had trouble with his cousins, the sons of the late Sheikhs Rashid ...

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    Sheikh f s sub-tribe) a representative of each branch of the cousins presented themselves at the Sheikh’s house and swore the oath demanded. The result of the settlement is that the Sheikh’s position is now stronger than it has been for many years. The Sheikh informed Colonel Loch that he was quite satisfied ...

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    present of arms which I made to the Sheikh and which I ensured should he known throughout the Town. In this connection it may he noted that the Sheikh can on production of a "No objection" certificate from me, import arms whether as a present or on payment* 6. As I stated in my telegram quoted above, the presence ...

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    for instance, of these subjects against the subjects of a Sheikh, All that can be done in such cases is to try and induce the Sheikh concerned, through the Residency Agent, to force his debtors subjects to saois- fy our ... of course take a much stronger line and warn the Sheikh concerned of his special responsi billties ...

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    namely, by specific agreements with Sheikhs for air facilities and our general position on the Trucial ...

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    of boundaries between his kingdom and the limits of coastal rulers. If Ibn Saud were to attack Trucial Sheikhs ... In certain circumstances it is already intended to enter into a responsibility of this kind with Qatar ...

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    control in that area. In the case of Qatar we have similarly, as the Government of India point out, given a guarantee of protection to the Sheikh against major raids from outside and recognised his Heir Apparent, ...

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    a policy similar to that which we have adopted in Qatar* But there is everything to be said for holding our ... on the Sheikh of Abu Dhabi because of his breach of the agreement intowhich he recently entered ... Tamb of the Sheikh of Ras-al-Khaimah's flag. The Dibai case, to which reference is made on the papers ...

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    of commitments as at present, namely, by specific agreements with Sheikhs for air facilities and our general ...

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    If Ibn Saud were to attack Trucial Sheikhs, or indeed Muscat* His Majesty-s Government whether ... into a responsibility of this kind with Qatar and (vide India Office letter to Political Resident PZ 12(?99)/34, 9th ...

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    route gradually (we have recently been very successful in doing so) and to abstain from adding to our commitments more rapidly or to a greater extent than is really essential. It is, of course, quite conceivable that the whole of tne Trucial Coast may over a period of years go the same way as Qatar - in other ...

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    which had arisen between the ‘Shaikhs the fultan. he uhaifch ot Qatar was promised protection by sea ...

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    wished for an extension ol their concession to prospect for oil in QATAR; at the instigation of JB ...

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    telegram of toe 4th ultimo, 895c Loch, who has been in charge at Babai, reports that Sheikh has made satisfactory settlement *3th his cousins* Sheikh is very grateful to ub for our measure oi support which, ...

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    banishment at Aden has installed himself as Sheikh of HairahJ Born to intrigue, his abilities in this respect ... incidents at Sharjah may point the way the wind is blowing. The late Sheikh of Khan 5 "- Gersh (Jurra’?) bin ... The messenger made his escape, went back to the Sheikh of Sharjah and reported what he had done. He was put ...

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    powerful brother Muhammad bin Saqar - as the new Sheikh of Khan immediately, and doubly to lock the door by marrying him within 48 hours to niece of the murdered Sheikh! Sheikh Sultan has the reputation ... pearls were paying was poorer than they, thinks otherwise. The Sheikh is concerned for the welfare of his ...

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    Z.158/34 THE TRUCIAL SHEIKHS. From Khor Khalba, on the Gulf of Oman, 90 miles south of Has ... of Shargah, but is to some extent under the local control of various petty Sheikhs, The capital ... miles to Khor el Odeid at the south eastern end of the peninsula of Qatar the coast, formerly known ...

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    settled population was estimated in 1916 at about 25,000. The relations of the Sheikh of Qatar ... November 1916. Sheikh of Qatar.... .Abdullah ibn Jasim eth Thani, G.I.S ... Sheikhs are normally conducted through the British Residency Agent to the Trucial Coast, at present Khan ...

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    t r Qatar. A, S'+M’ Enquiry ^from Consul at Basra as to whether Qatar may he classified as a Trucial ... the treaty obligations undertaken by it in 1916 are substantially identical with those of the Trucial Sheikhs ...

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    of 13th February (copy enclosed) on the 14th February I sent ashore an order for the Sheikh of Sharjah ... 31st Jan) that the exiled Ex- Sheikh Khalid Bin Achmed was in the town and admitted sent to Hirah ... that I was satisfied that Agency had been surrounded by armed men, possibly without Sheikh’s knowledge, but that as he ...

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    it was decided to request authority to make certain demands to the Sheikh of Sharjah which will be reported ... until the time comes for serving demands on the Sheikh. If the suggested Demands are approved, Residency ...

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    boats with their pointed prows were always a potential danger to the hulls of the machines. Sheikh ...

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