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Egypt to host Palestinian-Israeli Gaza talks within days
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Egypt to host Palestinian-Israeli Gaza talks within days

Sunday, 21 September 2014 12:09 PM

Fifty days of conflict left large parts of Gaza in ruins, more than 2,100 Palestinians and 76 Israelis dead

About 60,000 Syrian Kurds flee to Turkey from ISIL advance
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About 60,000 Syrian Kurds flee to Turkey from ISIL advance

Sunday, 21 September 2014 12:07 PM

Militants have swept over villages in northern Syria

US to deliver 10 Apache helicopters to Egypt, says Pentagon
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US to deliver 10 Apache helicopters to Egypt, says Pentagon

Sunday, 21 September 2014 11:00 AM

Washington has lifted hold on the delivery of the attack helicopters, imposed last year after the military's ouster of President Mohamed Mursi

German defence firms may move production abroad amid Gulf curbs
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German defence firms may move production abroad amid Gulf curbs

Saturday, 20 September 2014 4:43 PM

Defence industry lobby warns of move in response to restrictive arms export policy hitting sales to Gulf states

Bahrain says parties find common ground in bid to end instability
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Bahrain says parties find common ground in bid to end instability

Saturday, 20 September 2014 10:55 AM

Crown Prince upbeat on national dialogue progress but Shi'ites says their demands have still not been met

India forecast to be UAE's top trade destination by 2030
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India forecast to be UAE's top trade destination by 2030

Saturday, 20 September 2014 1:20 AM

Latest HSBC Trade Forecast also names China, Malaysia, Turkey as fastest growing export markets

Belfast's $195m Odyssey Arena seeks to woo GCC investors
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Belfast's $195m Odyssey Arena seeks to woo GCC investors

Saturday, 20 September 2014 1:19 AM

Northern Ireland’s trade minister is in Dubai to boost trade, lure wealthy Arabs to invest in property market

French jets first to strike suspected IS target in Iraq
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French jets first to strike suspected IS target in Iraq

Friday, 19 September 2014 6:23 PM

Air strike is the first in US-led military campaign against militants in Iraq and Syria

Scotland says no in vote on independence
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Scotland says no in vote on independence

Friday, 19 September 2014 10:12 AM

More than 55% of Scottish population spurn chance to split from the United Kingdom in historic vote

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Dubai, Doha ready to host Olympics, says OCA chief
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Dubai, Doha ready to host Olympics, says OCA chief

Friday, 19 September 2014 1:08 AM

President of Olympic Council of Asia says both cities are capable of being hosts but admits they would face criticsm

Bahrain releases prominent human rights activist awaiting trial
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Bahrain releases prominent human rights activist awaiting trial

Friday, 19 September 2014 1:08 AM

Ministry of Interior says Maryam al-Khawaja has been freed amid international criticism of her treatment

Cheaper oil 'no big threat' to Gulf economies, say analysts
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Cheaper oil 'no big threat' to Gulf economies, say analysts

Thursday, 18 September 2014 3:42 PM

Huge financial reserves in region arre expected to cushion countries from impact of lower oil price

Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed meets UN refugee chief
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Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed meets UN refugee chief

Thursday, 18 September 2014 2:04 PM

Prince Alwaleed and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres discussed the World Humanitarian Forum to be held in Turkey

ISIS threat 'will affect region's economy'
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ISIS threat 'will affect region's economy'

Thursday, 18 September 2014 2:03 PM

The Italian ambassador to Saudi Arabia has warned if ISIS is not contained soon, investors will be turned off the Middle East

US House votes to arm Syrian rebels
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US House votes to arm Syrian rebels

Thursday, 18 September 2014 12:17 PM

Questions remain over whether it will give them the advanced weapons they say they need to defeat ISIL militants.


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