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Kuwait mulls compulsory medical exam for tourists
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Kuwait mulls compulsory medical exam for tourists

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 9:25 AM

Recent fears over MERS, Ebola have led the Ministry of Health to consider pushing for all foreigners entering the country to undergo compulsory medical exams

Bahrain official arrested over bribery claims
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Bahrain official arrested over bribery claims

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 4:53 PM

Government official arrested following sting operation

Saudi's Grand Mufti denounces Iraq's Islamic State group
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Saudi's Grand Mufti denounces Iraq's Islamic State group

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 3:54 PM

Gulf kingdom's highest religious authority says militant group is 'enemy number one of Islam'

Japan-UAE trade up to $25bn in H1
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Japan-UAE trade up to $25bn in H1

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 1:39 PM

UAE was Japan's fifth largest export destination of passenger motor cars in the world

UN to declare Kuwait 'international humanitarian centre'
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UN to declare Kuwait 'international humanitarian centre'

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 1:38 PM

Kuwaiti Emir will also be recognised as a ‘humanitarian leader’ at the UN's New York headquarters next month

Saudi Arabia amends working hours
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Saudi Arabia amends working hours

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 1:38 PM

Workers will have at least a half-hour break every 5 hours, while those in roles that don’t require 'continuous attention' can be forced to work 9 hour shifts

Israeli wedding of Jew, Muslim draws protesters amid war tensions
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Israeli wedding of Jew, Muslim draws protesters amid war tensions

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 11:45 AM

A Muslim groom and his Jewish bride marry amid a far-right protest outside

Cleric to sue the US Treasury after being detained in Kuwait
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Cleric to sue the US Treasury after being detained in Kuwait

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 11:32 AM

Prominent Sunni Muslim was included by the US on a sanctions list on suspicion he was funnelling money to militants in Iraq and Syria

Oman offers reassurance over health of Sultan Qaboos
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Oman offers reassurance over health of Sultan Qaboos

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 10:50 AM

Royal Court dismissed media reports suggesting the 73-year-old ruler's health had deteriorated

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UAE newspaper reporter held in Iran for
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UAE newspaper reporter held in Iran for "security issues"

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 10:02 AM

Yeganeh Salehi, The National's Tehran correspondent, was arrested by Iranian authorities on July 22, along with her husband Jason Rezaian, a Washington Post reporter

UK denies delaying Muslim Brotherhood report over fears of MidEast backlash
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UK denies delaying Muslim Brotherhood report over fears of MidEast backlash

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 9:39 AM

FT claimed there was disagreement among ministers after it found the group should not be labeled a terrorist organisation

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Britain's role in Iraq no longer just humanitarian - minister
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Britain's role in Iraq no longer just humanitarian - minister

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 8:32 AM

Has so far limited itself to aid drops, surveillance and a deal to transport more military supplies to Kurdish regional forces

Update: Israel, Palestinians renew truce but see risk of more Gaza violence
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Update: Israel, Palestinians renew truce but see risk of more Gaza violence

Monday, 18 August 2014 5:58 PM

Netanyahu threatens "very aggressive" response if rocket fire resumes

Saudi Arabia needs $4bn to reduce unemployment – ministry
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Saudi Arabia needs $4bn to reduce unemployment – ministry

Monday, 18 August 2014 3:04 PM

The Ministry of Labor says its employment strategy, incl nationalisation, has helped 750,000 Saudis find work but more needs to be done

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Unidentified war planes, explosions heard in Libyan capital
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Unidentified war planes, explosions heard in Libyan capital

Monday, 18 August 2014 10:48 AM

Residents said they could hear several explosions but said the cause was unclear


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