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Raytheon wins $2.4bn deal for Qatar Patriot missiles system
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Raytheon wins $2.4bn deal for Qatar Patriot missiles system

Saturday, 20 December 2014 10:28 AM

US weapons maker will supply 10 Patriot systems to help Gulf state to beef up its defences

Saudi Arabia among world's worst for 'dirty money' flows
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Saudi Arabia among world's worst for 'dirty money' flows

Saturday, 20 December 2014 1:51 AM

More than $30bn in illicit capital flowed out of Saudi Arabia in a year, according to new report

FIFA agrees to publish Qatar 2022 bidding report
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FIFA agrees to publish Qatar 2022 bidding report

Friday, 19 December 2014 4:22 PM

Executive committee votes unanimously to publish 'appropriate' form of Michael Garcia's report

GCC states looking to invest more in Africa as trade flows grow
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GCC states looking to invest more in Africa as trade flows grow

Friday, 19 December 2014 2:08 AM

New report says Gulf's push into Africa is broadening by sector and geographical location

European clubs call for Qatar 2022 World Cup to be held in May
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European clubs call for Qatar 2022 World Cup to be held in May

Friday, 19 December 2014 2:07 AM

European Club Association says it prefers Spring date over winter dates proposed by FIFA chiefs

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Saudi minister says oil price slide 'temporary', remains optimistic
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Saudi minister says oil price slide 'temporary', remains optimistic

Thursday, 18 December 2014 3:27 PM

Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi says it is difficult for Saudi Arabia and OPEC to reduce output

Kuwait says accepts Iraq request on Gulf war reparations
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Kuwait says accepts Iraq request on Gulf war reparations

Thursday, 18 December 2014 1:35 PM

Iraq is seeking to defer payment of $4.6bn for one year as its economy is hit by falling oil price, war with ISIL

EU court says Hamas should be removed from terror list
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EU court says Hamas should be removed from terror list

Thursday, 18 December 2014 12:22 PM

Ruling said the decision to include the Palestinian Islamist group was based on media reports not considered analysis.

Over 230 bodies found in mass grave in eastern Syria
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Over 230 bodies found in mass grave in eastern Syria

Thursday, 18 December 2014 12:19 PM

Thought to be members of the Al Sheitaat tribe which had battled ISIL militants

Yemeni premier suggests he could resign as Houthis tighten grip
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Yemeni premier suggests he could resign as Houthis tighten grip

Thursday, 18 December 2014 12:17 PM

Prime minister says wants to avoid bloodshed

US, Cuba restore ties after 50 years
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US, Cuba restore ties after 50 years

Thursday, 18 December 2014 11:18 AM

President Barack Obama called for an end to the long economic embargo against its old Cold War enemy.

Sheikh Mohammed launches new roadmap for growth with Dubai Plan 2021
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Sheikh Mohammed launches new roadmap for growth with Dubai Plan 2021

Thursday, 18 December 2014 9:53 AM

Dubai ruler reveals strategy to drive new phase of development in the emirate over next seven years

FIFA investigator Garcia quits over handling of Qatar 2022 report
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FIFA investigator Garcia quits over handling of Qatar 2022 report

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 8:14 PM

US lawyer cites a 'lack of leadership' for resignation; comes a day after FIFA dismissed his complaint over report publication

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Qatar risks losing World Cup without job reform - Zwanziger
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Qatar risks losing World Cup without job reform - Zwanziger

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 3:41 PM

Senior FIFA official says Qatar must take decisive action by March 10, 2015 to monitor human rights conditions

Former Dubai expat buries son killed in Taliban school massacre
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Former Dubai expat buries son killed in Taliban school massacre

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 2:44 PM

Akhtar Hussain’s 14-year-old son Fahad was among the 148 people killed in the attack on a school in Pakistan


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