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Kuwait central bank warns against rising gov't spending
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Kuwait central bank warns against rising gov't spending

Monday, 21 April 2014 1:48 PM

Governor says Kuwait's rising public spending is preventing sustainable economic development

Middle East job market grows 14%
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Middle East job market grows 14%

Monday, 21 April 2014 1:29 PM

Growth comes despite significant downturns in UAE and Saudi job markets, says Monster

Satirist Bassem Youssef's TV show suspended for 6 weeks
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Satirist Bassem Youssef's TV show suspended for 6 weeks

Monday, 21 April 2014 1:29 PM

Saudi-owned MBC TV network said decision was “to avoid influencing” Egyptian voters during presidential elections next month

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12 Bahraini 'terrorists' sentenced to life in jail
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12 Bahraini 'terrorists' sentenced to life in jail

Monday, 21 April 2014 1:29 PM

Court convicts the men of receiving secret training in Syria, Iran & Iraq & plotting terrorist attacks in the island kingdom.

Saudi unveils hotline for maid complaints
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Saudi unveils hotline for maid complaints

Monday, 21 April 2014 1:28 PM

New helpline will also answer inquiries about domestic workers’ rights and duties

Saudi sentences 5 'terrorists' to death
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Saudi sentences 5 'terrorists' to death

Monday, 21 April 2014 12:11 PM

The kingdom’s specialised court set-up to try suspected terrorists also sentenced 37 to varying jail terms over 2003 Riyadh bombings

Ex-army chief, leftist to run for Egyptian presidency
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Ex-army chief, leftist to run for Egyptian presidency

Monday, 21 April 2014 11:57 AM

Former army general Sisi expected to win vote easily

Iran, world powers to start work on nuclear drafts next month
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Iran, world powers to start work on nuclear drafts next month

Monday, 21 April 2014 11:56 AM

US, France, Germany, Britain, China, Russia have agreed a July 20 deadline with Iran to clinch a long-term deal

Hackers target Algerian president in Oman state news agency attack
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Hackers target Algerian president in Oman state news agency attack

Monday, 21 April 2014 10:29 AM

Investigation launched into “inaccurate news” which claimed Sultan Qaboos had called Bouteflika a dictator

Qatar slashes number of World Cup stadiums by third
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Qatar slashes number of World Cup stadiums by third

Monday, 21 April 2014 9:44 AM

The 2022 host says it plans to build eight stadiums, not 12, amid rising costs and delays

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Influential cleric attempts to soothe Gulf rift
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Influential cleric attempts to soothe Gulf rift

Sunday, 20 April 2014 3:47 PM

Sheikh Youssef Al Qaradawi sends conciliatory message to countries embroiled in political dispute

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'Nothing wrong' with tax, says Damac chief
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'Nothing wrong' with tax, says Damac chief

Sunday, 20 April 2014 1:55 PM

Hussain Sajwani says some tax “normal” to pay for huge infrastructure spend in “world-class city”

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Hackers publish offensive photo on Omani gov't website
Technology»

Hackers publish offensive photo on Omani gov't website

Sunday, 20 April 2014 12:39 PM

Faces of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un and Mohamed Abdelaziz, head of the Polisario Front and President of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, were superimposed on the profile headshot of Bouteflika

Bahrain terminates 28,000 visas in 3mths
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Bahrain terminates 28,000 visas in 3mths

Sunday, 20 April 2014 12:20 PM

Gulf kingdom also approved fewer work visas

Bahrain flags news rules for medical graduates
Healthcare»

Bahrain flags news rules for medical graduates

Sunday, 20 April 2014 11:10 AM

Forms part of the kingdom’s proposal for the GCC to unify medical qualifications across the six members states


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