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Saudi Arabia's rulers reconsider ties to Wahhabi clergy
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Saudi Arabia's rulers reconsider ties to Wahhabi clergy

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 6:57 PM

Ruling family increasingly view the teachings of some of its ultra-conservative clergy as a domestic security threat

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Sultan's absence raises worries over Oman succession
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Sultan's absence raises worries over Oman succession

Monday, 15 December 2014 2:22 PM

Omanis are worried that their childless leader, who is abroad for medical treatment, has no publicly designated heir

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Jihadi wave tests Tunisia’s young democracy
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Jihadi wave tests Tunisia’s young democracy

Saturday, 29 November 2014 4:06 AM

A major source of fighters in Syria and Iraq, Tunisia’s political transition has allowed extremism to surface

Africa: The final frontier
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Africa: The final frontier

Friday, 28 November 2014 1:12 AM

$32.5bn of foreign direct investment will flow into Africa this year. So why are investors ignoring the daunting headlines?

Saudi Arabia adds to oil power with new refineries
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Saudi Arabia adds to oil power with new refineries

Tuesday, 4 November 2014 3:09 PM

Two state-of-the-art plants set to redefine Gulf kingdom's role as a crude exporter and OPEC kingpin

Gulf economies edge towards reform as oil price slides
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Gulf economies edge towards reform as oil price slides

Sunday, 2 November 2014 5:22 PM

Countries mull moves to cut spending on lavish cradle-to-grave welfare systems

The curious case of David Haigh
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The curious case of David Haigh

Saturday, 1 November 2014 1:58 AM

The story of how the former Leeds United boss went from football fan and manager of his favourite English club to a lengthy stay in a Dubai prison on fraud allegations has gripped newspaper headlines on both sides of the world

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Focus: How low can the oil price fall?
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Focus: How low can the oil price fall?

Friday, 31 October 2014 2:34 AM

The startling fall in the oil price has renewed questions about some Gulf countries’ budgetary policies. An OPEC meeting later this month and Saudi Arabia’s 2015 budget will offer clues as to how some of the world’s biggest exporters plan to tackle the issue

Saudi Arabia, Kuwait shared zone tensions underlie oilfield closure
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Saudi Arabia, Kuwait shared zone tensions underlie oilfield closure

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 5:12 PM

Crude output from jointly-run offshore Khafji oilfield has been halted temporarily to comply with environmental rules

The billion dollar war
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The billion dollar war

Friday, 10 October 2014 10:25 AM

As US president Barack Obama seeks to slash the Pentagon’s budget even further in order to balance the books, the latest fight against ISIL adds more pressure on stretched resources, with the annual bill likely to hit $22bn if ground forces are required

End of Gaza war doesn't translate into peace
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End of Gaza war doesn't translate into peace

Tuesday, 2 September 2014 4:27 PM

A week after the guns fell silent in the Gaza war, Israel and the Palestinians seem to have little appetite for a return to US-sponsored peace

Is this the end of the Gulf’s Indian cash dash?
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Is this the end of the Gulf’s Indian cash dash?

Saturday, 9 August 2014 1:40 AM

From currency woes to taxation loopholes closing and a clampdown on money flows, the days of Indian investors topping the list of property buyers in the Gulf may soon be over

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Q&A with Dubai Chamber
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Q&A with Dubai Chamber

Sunday, 13 July 2014 2:32 PM

We spoke with Essa Al Zaabi of Dubai Chamber of Commerce to find out how it is helping start-ups survive and thrive

The politics of big data
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The politics of big data

Saturday, 21 June 2014 10:39 AM

The UAE may be one of the fastest adopters of e-government initiatives, but research carried out by the World Economic Forum suggests that there is still much work to be done

Iraqi Islamists' gains pose challenge to al Qaeda leader
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Iraqi Islamists' gains pose challenge to al Qaeda leader

Tuesday, 17 June 2014 6:02 PM

ISIL has captured swathes of territory in northwest and central Iraq, including the second city of Mosul

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