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Drowned migrant boys buried as Hungary warns of 'mass inflow'
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Drowned migrant boys buried as Hungary warns of 'mass inflow'

Friday, 4 September 2015 4:49 PM

Syrian father buries his wife and his two little boys, drowned as they tried to flee to Europe

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King Salman said to have 'failed to improve Saudi rights record'
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King Salman said to have 'failed to improve Saudi rights record'

Friday, 4 September 2015 12:56 AM

Human Rights Watch says it has seen 'little sign' that monarch is prepared to end abuses at home

$367bn of MidEast GDP at risk from manmade, natural threats
Politics & Economics»

$367bn of MidEast GDP at risk from manmade, natural threats

Friday, 4 September 2015 12:56 AM

New research says market crash is greatest exposure for Dubai, Abu Dhabi while Riyadh's economy is most at risk from human pandemic

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New approach looms to old alliance for Saudi king and Obama
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New approach looms to old alliance for Saudi king and Obama

Thursday, 3 September 2015 6:16 PM

King Salman will meet US President Barack Obama on Friday, aiming to push him for more support in Riyadh's efforts to counter Iran

Saudi non-oil business growth hits 5-month high in August
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Saudi non-oil business growth hits 5-month high in August

Thursday, 3 September 2015 1:51 PM

Survey shows that higher oil production has boosted activity in related manufacturing sectors

Qatar to enforce new labour law from November
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Qatar to enforce new labour law from November

Thursday, 3 September 2015 12:32 PM

Rules on wage payments were initially set to take effect on August 18

War stops 13m going to school in MENA region, UN claims
Education»

War stops 13m going to school in MENA region, UN claims

Thursday, 3 September 2015 12:24 PM

Refugees fleeing to Europe seek better life for children

28 killed in ISIL bomb attack on mosque in Yemen
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28 killed in ISIL bomb attack on mosque in Yemen

Thursday, 3 September 2015 10:19 AM

Two bombings in a northern district of the capital Sanaa wounded at least 75 on Wednesday

UAE August non-oil business growth climbs to 6-month high
Politics & Economics»

UAE August non-oil business growth climbs to 6-month high

Thursday, 3 September 2015 10:10 AM

Emirates NBD UAE Purchasing Managers' Index says new orders and output growth readings remain high

Obama to assure Saudi king of US help to counter Iranian threat
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Obama to assure Saudi king of US help to counter Iranian threat

Thursday, 3 September 2015 9:53 AM

King Salman will visit Washington to discuss concern among Gulf allies that a new nuclear deal could empower Tehran in the region

Saudi Arabia said to be in talks with US for $1bn warships deal
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Saudi Arabia said to be in talks with US for $1bn warships deal

Wednesday, 2 September 2015 8:09 PM

Sources say Gulf kingdom could reach agreement by end of year to buy two warships built by Lockheed Martin

Bahrain again postpones plan to remove meat subsidies
Banking & Finance»

Bahrain again postpones plan to remove meat subsidies

Wednesday, 2 September 2015 1:53 PM

Prime Minister gives order to delay move after facing opposition from some MPs

Beirut
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Beirut "You Stink" protesters occupy ministry, demand minister resigns

Wednesday, 2 September 2015 12:32 PM

Anti-government campaign has brought thousands of disaffected Lebanese onto the streets in recent weeks

Saudi forum aims to lure US investors
Politics & Economics»

Saudi forum aims to lure US investors

Wednesday, 2 September 2015 12:09 PM

Investors’ forum will be held in Washington on Friday, coinciding with King Salman’s visit

Saudi launches seasonal work visa
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Saudi launches seasonal work visa

Tuesday, 1 September 2015 1:58 PM

The kingdom had previously only allowed seasonal workers related to Haj


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