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Oman exports slump 9.6% to $25.9bn in H1
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Oman exports slump 9.6% to $25.9bn in H1

Friday, 24 October 2014 1:08 AM

New trade and export statistics show that only non-oil exports showed increase in first half of 2014

Saudi Arabia warns women not to join driving ban protest
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Saudi Arabia warns women not to join driving ban protest

Friday, 24 October 2014 1:07 AM

Interior Ministry issues warning ahead of anniversary of October 26 demonstration last year

Fears for tough penalties grow as India cleans up business
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Fears for tough penalties grow as India cleans up business

Thursday, 23 October 2014 12:16 PM

Country’s regulators feel emboldened to take on even companies long sheltered by political connections

Air strikes in Syria have so far killed 553 people, including 32 civilians
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Air strikes in Syria have so far killed 553 people, including 32 civilians

Thursday, 23 October 2014 11:44 AM

Human Rights monitors said the vast majority of the deaths, 464, were militants from ISIL

Qatar elected to UN Human Rights Council
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Qatar elected to UN Human Rights Council

Thursday, 23 October 2014 10:57 AM

Human rights advocates hope the country’s appointment will help accelerate labour rights changes in the Gulf state

Canada to investigate parliament shooter's links to Islamic militants
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Canada to investigate parliament shooter's links to Islamic militants

Thursday, 23 October 2014 9:59 AM

Gunman, who had converted to Islam, made attacks just days after Harper gov't announced plans to join fight against ISIL

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Saudi Arabia jails 13 over plot to attack US soldiers
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Saudi Arabia jails 13 over plot to attack US soldiers

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 4:19 PM

Saudi court sentences suspected members of al Qaeda cell for plot to attack soldiers in Qatar and Kuwait

UAE's rising cost of living is big concern for expats - HSBC
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UAE's rising cost of living is big concern for expats - HSBC

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 2:23 PM

Bahrain, Qatar and Oman are more popular destinations for expats than the UAE, according to HSBC survey

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Kuwaiti detainees slit arms in protest over 'illegal' detention
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Kuwaiti detainees slit arms in protest over 'illegal' detention

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 1:21 PM

About 80 prisoners claim they are still being held despite having completed their jail terms, some as much as 18 months ago

Saudi builders falsely declaring workers as disabled
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Saudi builders falsely declaring workers as disabled

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 1:21 PM

Labour ministry launches new card to counter abuse of government subsidies

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Egypt plans cash benefits in early 2015 to offset subsidy cuts
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Egypt plans cash benefits in early 2015 to offset subsidy cuts

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 11:52 AM

First phase for 2m people at cost of $350m

I have “a fundamental difference” with the oil minister, says Prince Alwaleed
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I have “a fundamental difference” with the oil minister, says Prince Alwaleed

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 11:38 AM

Saudi businessman was asked in a US interview if the minister should resign

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Pentagon says ISIL fight costing $7.6m per day since Aug. 8
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Pentagon says ISIL fight costing $7.6m per day since Aug. 8

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 10:09 AM

Rear Admiral John Kirby said the conflict in Iraq and Syria has cost about $424m since air strikes began

Egypt sets January 1 appeal date for Al Jazeera journalists
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Egypt sets January 1 appeal date for Al Jazeera journalists

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 7:49 PM

Journalists were convicted in July on charges of aiding a terrorist organisation in a verdict that was widely condemned internationally

Oman studies ways to limit spending after oil price plunge
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Oman studies ways to limit spending after oil price plunge

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 4:48 PM

Government mulls spending curbs but insists it does not intend to cut infrastructure projects


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