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UN Security Council calls for humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza
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UN Security Council calls for humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza

Monday, 28 July 2014 10:57 AM

Council urges Israel, Palestinians and Islamist Hamas militants to call truce beyond holiday of Eid al-Fitr

UAE issues new law to crack down on shark finning
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UAE issues new law to crack down on shark finning

Monday, 28 July 2014 10:57 AM

Ministry of Environment and Water takes tough line on hunting and trading of shark fins in the UAE

Qatar's state spending growth slows to 11-year low
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Qatar's state spending growth slows to 11-year low

Monday, 28 July 2014 10:56 AM

New data suggests government has begun reining in excesses of the previous four years despite rise in infrastructure investment

Dual Saudi, Kuwaiti citizenship to be banned
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Dual Saudi, Kuwaiti citizenship to be banned

Sunday, 27 July 2014 4:21 PM

More than 400,000 people carrying dual nationalities will be ordered to choose one under Kuwait law

Hamas agrees to new 24-hour truce in Gaza
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Hamas agrees to new 24-hour truce in Gaza

Sunday, 27 July 2014 2:48 PM

Israel had called off its own 24-hour truce earlier in the day after Hamas launched rockets

Saudi’s King Abdullah donates $26.6m to Gaza aid effort
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Saudi’s King Abdullah donates $26.6m to Gaza aid effort

Sunday, 27 July 2014 12:32 PM

Acting Minister of Health said funds would be used to buy medical supplies and treat the wounded

US evacuates Libya embassy after 'free-wheeling militia violence'
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US evacuates Libya embassy after 'free-wheeling militia violence'

Sunday, 27 July 2014 11:23 AM

Embassy staff travel to Tunisia under armed guard

Saudi ambassador lashes out over report of ties to Israel's assault on Gaza
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Saudi ambassador lashes out over report of ties to Israel's assault on Gaza

Sunday, 27 July 2014 10:59 AM

Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf Al Saud in unusual open letter to British website editor

Israel extends Gaza ceasefire for 24 hours, Hamas rejects terms
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Israel extends Gaza ceasefire for 24 hours, Hamas rejects terms

Sunday, 27 July 2014 9:59 AM

Over 1,000 Palestinians killed in Gaza since July 8

UAE set to bring in new visas system to boost economy, tourism
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UAE set to bring in new visas system to boost economy, tourism

Saturday, 26 July 2014 12:34 PM

New amendments to start in August; to include activation of multiple entry permits, study visas and permits for medical care

Twelve-hour cease-fire takes effect between Israel, Gaza militants
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Twelve-hour cease-fire takes effect between Israel, Gaza militants

Saturday, 26 July 2014 11:23 AM

Truce comes after Gaza Health Ministry says family was killed by Israeli tank shelling in southern Gaza Strip

Dubai consumers remain upbeat over personal finances
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Dubai consumers remain upbeat over personal finances

Saturday, 26 July 2014 1:44 AM

New survey shows 81% say they have a positive outlook with most putting spare cash into savings, holidays

Al Jazeera journalists jailed in Egypt say they will appeal
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Al Jazeera journalists jailed in Egypt say they will appeal

Friday, 25 July 2014 9:57 AM

Family of imprisoned Peter Greste says they will contest convictions for aiding terrorist organisation

Bahrain asks court to suspend two more opposition groups
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Bahrain asks court to suspend two more opposition groups

Friday, 25 July 2014 2:26 AM

Decision comes less than a week after Justice Ministry filed a lawsuit against Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society

Indian gov’t to probe claims MPs forced man to break Ramadan fast
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Indian gov’t to probe claims MPs forced man to break Ramadan fast

Thursday, 24 July 2014 2:19 PM

One MP tried to defend his actions saying he didn’t intend to hurt anyone's religious sentiments


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