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Cash crunch at Saudi firm casts shadow over Lebanon's Hariris
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Cash crunch at Saudi firm casts shadow over Lebanon's Hariris

Monday, 5 September 2016 8:03 PM

The troubles at Saudi Oger have led to a cash crunch and layoffs in Lebanon's Future Movement

Fly economy class, share an office: Qatar's new reality
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Fly economy class, share an office: Qatar's new reality

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 5:29 PM

Gov't employees are being asked to make savings as low energy prices force austerity even among the world's wealthiest citizens

Abandoned in Saudi desert camps, migrant workers won't leave without pay
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Abandoned in Saudi desert camps, migrant workers won't leave without pay

Thursday, 18 August 2016 7:25 PM

Plight of workers has alarmed their home countries and drawn unwelcome attention to the conditions

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How an exodus of professional workers is reshaping Qatar
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How an exodus of professional workers is reshaping Qatar

Monday, 18 July 2016 6:56 PM

Many of the foreign workers who make up the bulk of the 2.5m-strong population have been affected by lay offs

At height of Turkish coup bid, rebel jets had Erdogan's plane in their sights
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At height of Turkish coup bid, rebel jets had Erdogan's plane in their sights

Monday, 18 July 2016 10:36 AM

Rebel F-16s harassed Erdogan's jet mid-flight as President "evaded death by minutes" according to an official

Yemen counter-terrorism mission shows UAE military ambition
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Yemen counter-terrorism mission shows UAE military ambition

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 4:34 PM

UAE special forces are orchestrating the hunt for al Qaeda in remote deserts and mountains

Funding, regulation challenge Saudi private sector drive
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Funding, regulation challenge Saudi private sector drive

Saturday, 25 June 2016 10:21 AM

Tens of billions of dollars of opportunity for private firms, but financing projects may be tough in cheap oil era and austerity policies may make investment less attractive

Bahrain gambles with security by launching crackdown on Shi'ites
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Bahrain gambles with security by launching crackdown on Shi'ites

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 4:35 PM

Ruling family aims to end years of instability with a crackdown on Shi'ite political parties

Sounding the alarm for Iraqi Kurdistan
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Sounding the alarm for Iraqi Kurdistan

Friday, 10 June 2016 12:26 AM

It has taken near-bankruptcy for Iraqi Kurdistan to face up to its corruption and inefficient government. But with the outside world reluctant to lend a hand, worsening sectarianism and a war on its doorstep, can the region fix itself?

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'Take me home': 1.8m refugees and counting
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'Take me home': 1.8m refugees and counting

Friday, 10 June 2016 12:25 AM

At least 1.8 million refugees and internally displaced people are seeking refuge in Iraqi Kurdistan, weighing heavily on a region already struggling to stay afloat. Locals say they are doing what they can but are desperate for more international aid

Standing firm: the defenders of Kurdistan
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Standing firm: the defenders of Kurdistan

Friday, 10 June 2016 12:25 AM

Along a sandbagged wall in the desert, Kurdish Peshmerga fighters are holding the frontline against ISIL in Iraq. But the armed forces of a region desperate for independence are simultaneously battling a reluctance in the West to better support them

What will it take for investors to return to Kurdistan?
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What will it take for investors to return to Kurdistan?

Friday, 10 June 2016 12:24 AM

For a decade, billions of dollars from foreigners, particularly from the Gulf, helped transform Erbil into a booming capital. But economic and security crises since 2014 have suspended thousands of projects, leaving the city and investors in limbo.

Saudi Arabia puts focus on jobs firmly at heart of reforms
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Saudi Arabia puts focus on jobs firmly at heart of reforms

Tuesday, 7 June 2016 4:03 PM

Gulf kingdom plans to spend billions of riyals on technical training and other initiatives to boost the number of its citizens in private sector jobs

When will the crisis end in Lebanon?
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When will the crisis end in Lebanon?

Saturday, 4 June 2016 2:29 AM

Soured relations with the GCC that have cost Lebanon billions of dollars in aid, trade and remittances are exacerbating an already critical economic impasse. Without a president for two years, the situation may get worse before it gets better

New Saudi energy minister shows he takes OPEC seriously
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New Saudi energy minister shows he takes OPEC seriously

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 2:04 PM

Khalid al-Falih turns up in Vienna, three days before the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries' meeting


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