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Oman reshuffles state holdings in step towards privatisation
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Oman reshuffles state holdings in step towards privatisation

Friday, 23 September 2016 12:23 AM

Oman has already outlined plans to sell off state assets as it seeks to cope with a budget shortfall

Slovenia signs up to participate in Dubai Expo 2020
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Slovenia signs up to participate in Dubai Expo 2020

Friday, 23 September 2016 12:23 AM

European republic follows Switzerland in pledging to play role in international mega event

Amnesty slams Bahrain court's decision to uphold Al Wefaq ban
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Amnesty slams Bahrain court's decision to uphold Al Wefaq ban

Thursday, 22 September 2016 4:22 PM

Rights group says decision to dissolve main opposition part is 'flagrant attack on freedom'

US Senate approves $1.15bn arms sale to Saudi Arabia
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US Senate approves $1.15bn arms sale to Saudi Arabia

Thursday, 22 September 2016 10:50 AM

Approval given for sale of 130 Abrams battle tanks, 20 armoured recovery vehicles and other equipment to Saudi Arabia

Greece ratifies $1bn lease of disused Athens airport to private investors
Banking & Finance»

Greece ratifies $1bn lease of disused Athens airport to private investors

Thursday, 22 September 2016 9:27 AM

Abu Dhabi-based real estate firm Al Maabar part of consortium to invest in project

UN says aid convoys ready to roll again in Syria
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UN says aid convoys ready to roll again in Syria

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 11:17 PM

Aid deliveries in Syria set to resume two days after a deadly attack on a relief convoy near Aleppo

Sheikh Mohammed renames street after Saudi king
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Sheikh Mohammed renames street after Saudi king

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 5:08 PM

Al Sufouh Road renamed as King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street on Wednesday

Saudi embassies urge nationals to be cautious while travelling abroad
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Saudi embassies urge nationals to be cautious while travelling abroad

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 2:51 PM

Embassies in Hong Kong, Greece, Tokyo and Manila asked Saudi tourists to follow visa protocols

Egypt's current account deficit rises to $18.7bn
Politics & Economics»

Egypt's current account deficit rises to $18.7bn

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 1:05 PM

Egypt's economy is struggling to recover after a mass uprising in 2011 that drove away tourists and foreign investors

Iran reduces Airbus order slight amid US regulatory delays
Transport»

Iran reduces Airbus order slight amid US regulatory delays

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 12:09 PM

Iran reduces order by six – the ones that were due to be delivered in 2016

White House looks to persuade Congress on bill allowing 9/11 families to sue Saudi Arabia
Politics & Economics»

White House looks to persuade Congress on bill allowing 9/11 families to sue Saudi Arabia

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 9:57 AM

White House spokesman Josh Earnest repeated a promise that President Barack Obama would veto the bill

Qatar's Sheikh Tamim criticises Obama's policy on Syria
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Qatar's Sheikh Tamim criticises Obama's policy on Syria

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 9:55 AM

UAE said it continues to be concerned about the deteriorating security situation in Syria

Gulf officials condemn continued imprisonment of kidnapped Qataris in Iraq
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Gulf officials condemn continued imprisonment of kidnapped Qataris in Iraq

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 3:59 PM

GCC Ministerial Council has called on the Iraqi government to take responsibility for the hostages and their release

Kuwait's e-passport system, DNA law to launch in November
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Kuwait's e-passport system, DNA law to launch in November

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 2:06 PM

Law is aimed at maintaining security and stability in the country, say officials

Red Cross postpones aid convoys after Aleppo attack
Politics & Economics»

Red Cross postpones aid convoys after Aleppo attack

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 1:08 PM

Syrian or Russian aircraft struck an aid convoy near Aleppo, killing 12 people on Monday


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