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Saudi Arabia named 'most miserable' GCC country
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Saudi Arabia named 'most miserable' GCC country

Sunday, 1 February 2015 1:20 PM

Saudi Arabia is ranked 47 out of 108 countries listed in global misery list; UK sits in 86th position

Kuwait gov't backs plan to implement midnight curfew
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Kuwait gov't backs plan to implement midnight curfew

Sunday, 1 February 2015 1:20 PM

All shops, restaurants, cafes, entertainment locations to be closed by 12pm to 'maintain security' - report

Online activists detained in Kuwait for posts 'offensive' to late Saudi king
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Online activists detained in Kuwait for posts 'offensive' to late Saudi king

Sunday, 1 February 2015 11:57 AM

At least five human rights activists were reportedly secretly detained, with arrested warrants issued for several more amid Kuwait’s free speech crackdown

Flight attendant dies in desert crash in Qatar
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Flight attendant dies in desert crash in Qatar

Sunday, 1 February 2015 11:52 AM

Two other SirLankan Airlines flight attendants also were injured in the dune bashing accident.

London hammer attack sisters flown home to the UAE
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London hammer attack sisters flown home to the UAE

Sunday, 1 February 2015 11:10 AM

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince ordered a medical plane to fly the three Emirati victims home after 10 mths of treatment.

Entrepreneurs to launch rival to Facebook, Twitter targeted at Muslims
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Entrepreneurs to launch rival to Facebook, Twitter targeted at Muslims

Sunday, 1 February 2015 10:10 AM

MuslimFace is registered as a company in the UK, is in the process opening offices in the Middle East and Asia.

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Egypt lists armed wing of Palestine's Hamas as terrorist organisation
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Egypt lists armed wing of Palestine's Hamas as terrorist organisation

Saturday, 31 January 2015 4:13 PM

Hamas is an offshoot of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood which also has been declared a terrorist group

Prehistoric skull a key 'piece of the puzzle' in story of humanity
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Prehistoric skull a key 'piece of the puzzle' in story of humanity

Friday, 30 January 2015 3:02 PM

Scientific dating techniques determined the skull was about 55,000 years old.

London hammer attacker has sentence increased
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London hammer attacker has sentence increased

Friday, 30 January 2015 2:42 PM

Philip Spence, who attacked 3 Emirati sisters in April, will serve minimum of 27 years in jail

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Wife of flogged Saudi blogger says his health is worsening
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Wife of flogged Saudi blogger says his health is worsening

Friday, 30 January 2015 2:03 PM

Raif Badawi received 50 lashes on Jan 9, the second of 20 rounds in total has twice been postponed on medical grounds.

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Abu Dhabi named safest city in the Middle East
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Abu Dhabi named safest city in the Middle East

Thursday, 29 January 2015 1:52 PM

UAE capital is only regional city to feature in top 25 of list published by Economic Intelligence Unit

Saudi jailed for 35 years to life for raping boy in Las Vegas
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Saudi jailed for 35 years to life for raping boy in Las Vegas

Thursday, 29 January 2015 10:02 AM

The 25-year-old airman was found guilty in 2013 of kidnapping, burglary, coercion, lewdness on a 13-year-old boy.

Bahrain's most senior opposition leader goes on trial
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Bahrain's most senior opposition leader goes on trial

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 6:39 PM

Sheikh Ali Salman's detention after a protest rally in December sparked violent demonstrations

Police to probe false reports plane crashed into labour camp in RAK
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Police to probe false reports plane crashed into labour camp in RAK

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 11:18 AM

An investigation to identify the source of these rumours has been launched, officials said

Application opens for Young Business Leaders award
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Application opens for Young Business Leaders award

Tuesday, 27 January 2015 3:12 PM

Dubai SME invites regional entrepreneurs to apply for the ninth cycle of the Mohammed bin Rashid Award for Young Business Leaders (YBL).


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