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Shuttered banks, ATM queues and $77 daily limits: Greece plunges into crisis
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Shuttered banks, ATM queues and $77 daily limits: Greece plunges into crisis

Monday, 29 June 2015 4:45 PM

Breakdown in talks between Athens and its creditors plunged the country deep into crisis

Inside Abu Dhabi's thought laboratory
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Inside Abu Dhabi's thought laboratory

Friday, 26 June 2015 10:20 AM

A government-backed scheme in Abu Dhabi aims to kick-start the emirate’s knowledge economy by filing international patents to protect reams of scientific inventions — from the seemingly trivial to the technologically critical

Gulf states get more assertive as Iran closes in on nuclear deal
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Gulf states get more assertive as Iran closes in on nuclear deal

Wednesday, 24 June 2015 1:10 PM

Biggest concern is what they see as Shi'ite Iran's regional expansionism, say security analysts

Navigating the economic highway in Ghana
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Navigating the economic highway in Ghana

Friday, 19 June 2015 1:38 AM

The beginning of oil exploration off its coast four years ago gave Ghana an economic light, but the subsequent fall in prices has seen its budget for major transport projects slashed by 30 percent. Unable to build the infrastructure needed to reach its potential, the African state is turning to foreign investors

Crunch time coming for Saudi campaign as options narrow in Yemen
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Crunch time coming for Saudi campaign as options narrow in Yemen

Thursday, 11 June 2015 2:42 PM

After 11 weeks of airstrikes that have failed to change the balance of power in Yemen, Saudi Arabia is running out of options

How do you cancel a football World Cup tournament?
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How do you cancel a football World Cup tournament?

Wednesday, 3 June 2015 7:19 PM

FIFA scandal has prompted calls a re-examination of the World Cup awards to Qatar and Russia

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Stung by FIFA furore, Qatar's soft power at risk
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Stung by FIFA furore, Qatar's soft power at risk

Monday, 1 June 2015 5:01 PM

At stake is influence, including its use of sport as a platform to operate on the global stage, opening doors to finance, media, diplomacy, property and tourism

Saudi Arabia rewrites its oil game with refining might
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Saudi Arabia rewrites its oil game with refining might

Saturday, 23 May 2015 9:14 AM

Gulf kingdom now has stakes in more than 5 million barrels per day of refining capacity

How to get the most out of social media, by Obama's 2008 campaign manager
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How to get the most out of social media, by Obama's 2008 campaign manager

Friday, 15 May 2015 9:03 AM

David Plouffe is credited with Barack Obama’s unlikely 2008 victory and now crafts messages for ride-share service Uber

King's absence from US summit shows Saudi upset over Iran push
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King's absence from US summit shows Saudi upset over Iran push

Monday, 11 May 2015 6:21 PM

Analysts and diplomats in the Middle East describe King Salman's decision to skip meeting at Camp David as a snub

Narendra Modi: one year on
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Narendra Modi: one year on

Sunday, 10 May 2015 10:05 AM

Narendra Modi captured the world’s attention when he won an unprecedented majority in the Indian general election to become prime minister in May 2014. In his first year, foreign leaders and investors have been climbing over each other to greet him, but are cracks beginning to show in Modi’s audacious pro-business platform and promises of radical economic reform?

Tomorrow's world: Inside the minds of Arab youth
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Tomorrow's world: Inside the minds of Arab youth

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 3:43 PM

Uncertainty over democracy, the continuing popularity of the UAE and the rise of ISIL were just some of the 10 big issues raised by the seventh annual ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey

New Saudi foreign minister is Washington insider, confidant of king
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New Saudi foreign minister is Washington insider, confidant of king

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 2:30 PM

Adel al-Jubeir becomes the first non-royal in the job, succeeding Saud al-Faisal

Saudis under time pressure to break Yemen stalemate
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Saudis under time pressure to break Yemen stalemate

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 7:00 PM

Frontlines of Yemen's messy civil war have barely moved after weeks of Saudi air strikes

Focus: Why Dubai is best placed to benefit from the lifting of US-led sanctions on Iran
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Focus: Why Dubai is best placed to benefit from the lifting of US-led sanctions on Iran

Friday, 24 April 2015 2:01 PM

Flights between the emirate and Tehran have reported an increase in passenger numbers in recent weeks, as it looks to harness its near-monopoly position when it comes to trade with the Islamic Republic


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