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Kuwait enacts law to make DNA testing mandatory
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Kuwait enacts law to make DNA testing mandatory

Sunday, 5 July 2015 5:28 PM

All 1.9m Kuwaitis and 2.9m expats in the country must give sample or face jail, fines

Egypt says 25 militants killed in air strikes as Sisi inspects troops
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Egypt says 25 militants killed in air strikes as Sisi inspects troops

Sunday, 5 July 2015 5:19 PM

Move comes as Egyptian president visited the province after a major escalation of the conflict

Hillary Clinton hits out at China and Iran at rally
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Hillary Clinton hits out at China and Iran at rally

Sunday, 5 July 2015 4:53 PM

US presidential hopeful addressed the current talks over Iran's nuclear program and had strong words for Tehran.

Blatter claims French and German presidents pushed for Qatar World Cup
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Blatter claims French and German presidents pushed for Qatar World Cup

Sunday, 5 July 2015 4:39 PM

FIFA boss says Nicolas Sarkozy and his German counterpart Christian Wulff both applied political pressure to back Gulf state's 2022 bid

Greece votes in referendum with future in euro in doubt
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Greece votes in referendum with future in euro in doubt

Sunday, 5 July 2015 12:09 PM

Vote looked too close to call and may not produce the clear mandate for negotiations that Athens’ creditors seek

Tunisia's president declares state of emergency after hotel attack
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Tunisia's president declares state of emergency after hotel attack

Sunday, 5 July 2015 11:29 AM

Tunisia's emergency laws temporarily give the gov't more executive flexibility, hand the army and police more authority

UAE non-oil business growth slows to 22-month low, says survey
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UAE non-oil business growth slows to 22-month low, says survey

Sunday, 5 July 2015 9:54 AM

The figures for June have been put down to a drop in productivity due to the start of Ramadan

Saudi economy accelerates in Q1 but may not be sustained
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Saudi economy accelerates in Q1 but may not be sustained

Saturday, 4 July 2015 9:43 AM

Latest figures indicate Saudi Arabia has offset the impact of oil's 50% plunge since mid-2014

Kuwait praised for 'major breakthrough' on labour law
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Kuwait praised for 'major breakthrough' on labour law

Saturday, 4 July 2015 1:35 AM

Human Rights Watch applauds move by Gulf state to adopt new law giving domestic workers enforceable labour rights

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Trade at Dubai free zones said to reach $140bn this year
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Trade at Dubai free zones said to reach $140bn this year

Friday, 3 July 2015 9:11 AM

Business sources say value of trade set to increase by 5-7% in 2015 compared to previous year

Kuwait may issue bonds to finance budget deficit
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Kuwait may issue bonds to finance budget deficit

Thursday, 2 July 2015 3:43 PM

Finance Minister Anas al-Saleh says issuing bonds is among various options being considered

European police to take on ISIL social media propaganda
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European police to take on ISIL social media propaganda

Thursday, 2 July 2015 3:22 PM

Europol to launch team to work closely with social media firms

Libya to appeal in landmark debt case against British investor
Banking & Finance»

Libya to appeal in landmark debt case against British investor

Thursday, 2 July 2015 3:15 PM

Judge rules that the Libyan Investment Authority cannot recoup $30m of unpaid debt previously owed to it by Glenn Maud

UAE to finish drafting corporate tax, VAT laws in Q3
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UAE to finish drafting corporate tax, VAT laws in Q3

Thursday, 2 July 2015 1:58 PM

Ministry of Finance official says still evaluating the social and economic impact of the laws

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Italian police arrest ISIL supporters planning attacks in Europe
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Italian police arrest ISIL supporters planning attacks in Europe

Thursday, 2 July 2015 10:55 AM

Two people in Rome suspected of plotting attacks in Italy and North Africa, and 5 others in Italy and Albania who were planning to join the militant group


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