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Saudi consul released after three years as hostage in Yemen
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Saudi consul released after three years as hostage in Yemen

Monday, 2 March 2015 3:23 PM

Abdullah al-Khalidi, Saudi Arabia's consul in Aden, was seized in March 2012 and later appeared as a hostage in videos

Egypt gets $23bn from Gulf states since Mursi ousting
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Egypt gets $23bn from Gulf states since Mursi ousting

Monday, 2 March 2015 2:40 PM

Investment Minister reveals extent of aid from Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Kuwait in past 18 months

Kuwait sovereign fund says to cut US investments
Banking & Finance»

Kuwait sovereign fund says to cut US investments

Monday, 2 March 2015 2:06 PM

Kuwait Investment Office chief also says it is going overweight on Europe after quantitative easing decision

Bahrain set to introduce 'sweeping' penal reform
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Bahrain set to introduce 'sweeping' penal reform

Monday, 2 March 2015 2:03 PM

Major amendments are announced to Bahrain’s 40-year-old Penal Code - report

'Jihadi John' part of network linked to failed London bombers
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'Jihadi John' part of network linked to failed London bombers

Monday, 2 March 2015 12:31 PM

Court papers shed light on Emwazi's British links

Israeli official sees US Congress as 'last brake' to stop Iran deal
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Israeli official sees US Congress as 'last brake' to stop Iran deal

Monday, 2 March 2015 12:31 PM

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in the United States for a speech this week that has strained US-Israeli relations

ISIL releases 19 Christians, more than 200 still captive
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ISIL releases 19 Christians, more than 200 still captive

Monday, 2 March 2015 11:26 AM

Hostages were released after being processed through a sharia court, sources said

Kuwait, UK close in on extradition treaty
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Kuwait, UK close in on extradition treaty

Monday, 2 March 2015 11:14 AM

The Gulf state is seeking an agreement to extradite former state employees it says have fled to the UK with public money

Egypt's Sisi meets new Saudi King to discuss Middle East crises
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Egypt's Sisi meets new Saudi King to discuss Middle East crises

Sunday, 1 March 2015 6:05 PM

Meeting aims to strengthen bilateral ties, as well as discussing the crises in the region

MP claims sexism is 'rife in Bahrain'
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MP claims sexism is 'rife in Bahrain'

Sunday, 1 March 2015 3:38 PM

Gender discrimination remains widespread in Bahrain, according to senior parliamentary official

Qatar moves to allow DNA evidence in court
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Qatar moves to allow DNA evidence in court

Sunday, 1 March 2015 1:48 PM

Government approves draft law that specifies ways in which samples can be used - report

Bahrain charges 17 people over bombings terror
Culture & Society»

Bahrain charges 17 people over bombings terror

Sunday, 1 March 2015 1:46 PM

Public prosecutor says accused formed militant group and carried out bombings that injured security personnel

Saudi Arabia to host Turkish, Egyptian, Pakistan leaders
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Saudi Arabia to host Turkish, Egyptian, Pakistan leaders

Sunday, 1 March 2015 12:47 PM

King Salman will be busy this week, with the leaders of three regional states scheduled for talks in Riyadh

German anti-Islam group holds first rally in UK
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German anti-Islam group holds first rally in UK

Sunday, 1 March 2015 12:42 PM

The Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West (PEGIDA) is facing opposition as it tries to spread to other European countries

Yemen signs aviation deal with Iran - state news agency
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Yemen signs aviation deal with Iran - state news agency

Sunday, 1 March 2015 12:14 PM

Move that may reflect Tehran's support for the Shi'ite Muslim militia that now controls Sanaa


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