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Egyptian court rejects transfer of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia
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Egyptian court rejects transfer of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 11:52 AM

Egypt's government announced during a visit by the Saudi king in April a maritime demarcation accord that would see it cede control of Tiran and Sanafir

Turkish police capture suspected New Year's nightclub attacker in Istanbul
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Turkish police capture suspected New Year's nightclub attacker in Istanbul

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 11:48 AM

Seven Saudi citizens, three Lebanese and a Kuwaiti citizen were among the 39 killed in the attack

India-UAE ranked world's second largest migration corridor in 2015, says OECD
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India-UAE ranked world's second largest migration corridor in 2015, says OECD

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 11:37 AM

2.8 million Indians have migrated to UAE between 1995 and 2015 - report

Trump's stance on Iran and ISIL gives Saudi Arabia cause for optimism
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Trump's stance on Iran and ISIL gives Saudi Arabia cause for optimism

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 9:26 AM

Saudi foreign minister says kingdom's interests are aligned with US

Bahrain suspends online version of opposition-linked newspaper
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Bahrain suspends online version of opposition-linked newspaper

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 9:22 AM

Second time for al-Wasat to be closed down since last August

Bahrain summons Iraqi ambassador to protest remarks on executions
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Bahrain summons Iraqi ambassador to protest remarks on executions

Monday, 16 January 2017 8:11 PM

Execution on Sunday of three men, whose attack killed three policemen, has drawn condemnation from rights groups

GCC's financial assets forecast to fall to $2.1trn by end-2017
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GCC's financial assets forecast to fall to $2.1trn by end-2017

Monday, 16 January 2017 1:50 PM

Moody's says subdued growth, challenges to fiscal reforms in Gulf leads to negative outlook for the region

World's eight richest as wealthy as half humanity, Oxfam tells Davos
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World's eight richest as wealthy as half humanity, Oxfam tells Davos

Monday, 16 January 2017 12:51 PM

While many workers struggle with stagnating incomes, the wealth of the super-rich has increased by an average of 11 percent a year since 2009

Oman says receives 10 detainees released from Guantanamo
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Oman says receives 10 detainees released from Guantanamo

Monday, 16 January 2017 11:32 AM

Foreign ministry said 10 people arrived in the Sultanate of Oman for a temporary residency

Saudi Arabia to spend $32bn on housing for citizens
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Saudi Arabia to spend $32bn on housing for citizens

Monday, 16 January 2017 10:15 AM

Phase one of ‘My House’ program will see 120,000 housing units handed over to citizens

Iran says it will not renegotiate nuclear deal
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Iran says it will not renegotiate nuclear deal

Monday, 16 January 2017 9:22 AM

Trump has threatened to either scrap the agreement or seek a better deal

Jordan's king reshuffles cabinet amid growing security, economic challenges
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Jordan's king reshuffles cabinet amid growing security, economic challenges

Sunday, 15 January 2017 5:17 PM

Prime minister, finance minister remain unchanged

No new crackdown on illegal expats in Saudi Arabia
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No new crackdown on illegal expats in Saudi Arabia

Sunday, 15 January 2017 2:05 PM

Passport department denies reports that part two of a three phase campaign would begin on Sunday

Foreign direct investment in Abu Dhabi reaches $26bn in 2016
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Foreign direct investment in Abu Dhabi reaches $26bn in 2016

Sunday, 15 January 2017 12:31 PM

Gov’t developing industrial zones for new private sector projects, says Al Mansouri

Bahrain executes three convicted of killing policemen
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Bahrain executes three convicted of killing policemen

Sunday, 15 January 2017 11:06 AM

Three men were convicted in 2015 of a bomb attack that killed three police officers - two Bahrainis and an Emirati


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