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Jailed Al Jazeera journalist leaves Egypt for Australia
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Jailed Al Jazeera journalist leaves Egypt for Australia

Sunday, 1 February 2015 6:21 PM

Peter Greste is deported to his native Australia after being imprisoned in Egypt for 400 days

GCC mulls regional strategy for hiring expat workers
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GCC mulls regional strategy for hiring expat workers

Sunday, 1 February 2015 2:12 PM

Team of Gulf-wide senior officials set up to look into developing policy to tackle flows of foreign workers

King Salman gives some prisoners royal pardon
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King Salman gives some prisoners royal pardon

Sunday, 1 February 2015 11:59 AM

Those to be released from Sunday include human rights activists and expatriates

Iraq's PM pledges hard line against alleged militia abuses
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Iraq's PM pledges hard line against alleged militia abuses

Sunday, 1 February 2015 11:46 AM

Follows reports that dozens of civilians were killed by Shi'ite militias in Diyala province.

Bahrain revokes nationality of 72 on security grounds
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Bahrain revokes nationality of 72 on security grounds

Sunday, 1 February 2015 11:44 AM

Move aimed "to preserve security and stability and to confront terrorist dangers and challenges"

ISIL says it has beheaded second Japanese hostage
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ISIL says it has beheaded second Japanese hostage

Sunday, 1 February 2015 10:24 AM

A video surfaced purporting to show the beheading of Goto, after the failure of international efforts to secure his release through a prisoner swap.

WEF Middle East to be held in Jordan
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WEF Middle East to be held in Jordan

Saturday, 31 January 2015 6:03 PM

Jordan is to host the biannual event for the second consecutive time, on May 21-23

US ground troops could be needed in Iraq - defense secretary
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US ground troops could be needed in Iraq - defense secretary

Saturday, 31 January 2015 5:43 PM

Chuck Hagel has said the US may eventually need to send non-combat ground troops to Iraq to help fight off ISIL

Japan says hostage negotiations with militants
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Japan says hostage negotiations with militants "deadlocked"

Saturday, 31 January 2015 4:45 PM

Japanese journalist is being held by the militants, who have also threatened to kill a Jordanian pilot unless Jordan releases a would-be suicide bomber on death row

ISIL seizes oil facility in northern Iraq
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ISIL seizes oil facility in northern Iraq

Saturday, 31 January 2015 4:34 PM

Fifteen workers at the oil station are missing after the company lost contact with them

Egypt lists armed wing of Palestine's Hamas as terrorist organisation
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Egypt lists armed wing of Palestine's Hamas as terrorist organisation

Saturday, 31 January 2015 4:13 PM

Hamas is an offshoot of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood which also has been declared a terrorist group

Japan, Jordan seek news on fate of ISIL captives
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Japan, Jordan seek news on fate of ISIL captives

Friday, 30 January 2015 2:05 PM

Deadline passed for release of Iraqi prisoner in Jordan

Wife of flogged Saudi blogger says his health is worsening
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Wife of flogged Saudi blogger says his health is worsening

Friday, 30 January 2015 2:03 PM

Raif Badawi received 50 lashes on Jan 9, the second of 20 rounds in total has twice been postponed on medical grounds.

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Saudi king orders payout to state employees
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Saudi king orders payout to state employees

Friday, 30 January 2015 1:56 PM

Reshuffled some top government jobs while keeping in place the oil, foreign, finance, defence and interior ministers.

Dubai urged to relax bankruptcy, bounced cheque rules
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Dubai urged to relax bankruptcy, bounced cheque rules

Thursday, 29 January 2015 1:52 PM

Deloitte report identifies regulatory changes required to enable Dubai to reach next level as financial hub

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