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Saudi's religious police to get training in how best to deal with the public
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Saudi's religious police to get training in how best to deal with the public

Sunday, 21 December 2014 9:50 AM

Recommendation by Shoura Council comes just months after 4 members were disciplined over an attack on a British man and his Saudi wife at a Riyadh mall

Saudi forces kill four militants in Awamiya region
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Saudi forces kill four militants in Awamiya region

Saturday, 20 December 2014 9:38 PM

Interior ministry says troops raided militant hideout in Awamiya town and killed the four in an exchange of fire

Bomb blast in Bahraini village wounds 3 policemen
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Bomb blast in Bahraini village wounds 3 policemen

Saturday, 20 December 2014 1:16 PM

Interior ministry says explosion occurred in Bani Jamra, a Shi'ite village northwest of the capital Manama

David Haigh appoints new QCs after seven months in Dubai jail
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David Haigh appoints new QCs after seven months in Dubai jail

Friday, 19 December 2014 9:53 AM

Former Leeds Utd chief strengthens legal team with leading human rights barrister Alan Jones QC

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UAE announces New Year holiday for public, private sectors
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UAE announces New Year holiday for public, private sectors

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 1:51 PM

Employees working in the UAE will be given Thursday Jan 1 as paid holiday to celebrate start of 2015

Saudi Arabia eyes more female workers with breast-feeding plan
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Saudi Arabia eyes more female workers with breast-feeding plan

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 1:20 PM

Ministry of Labour says breast-feeding at work will be allowed for an hour a day in bid to encourage more women to enter work force

UAE to set up special council to tackle surging divorce rate
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UAE to set up special council to tackle surging divorce rate

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 1:20 PM

Around 13 cases are reported each day, with the number of cases rising nearly 70% last year

US food supplier accused of supplying $5m of fake halal beef to the Gulf
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US food supplier accused of supplying $5m of fake halal beef to the Gulf

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 9:44 AM

Company charged with fraudulently claiming meat sold in the UAE and Kuwait was handled by Muslim experts

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Google argues Innocence of Muslims film ruling will 'impinge on free speech'
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Google argues Innocence of Muslims film ruling will 'impinge on free speech'

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 1:16 PM

Parent company of YouTube appeals earlier court ruling ordering it to remove film that sparked violence in the Middle East in 2012

Doha court summons ex-boyfriend in UK teacher's murder case
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Doha court summons ex-boyfriend in UK teacher's murder case

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 1:13 PM

Qatari sentenced to death over the murder of Lauren Patterson last year has convinced an appeals court to allow new evidence to be presented

Sydney siege sparks 'I'll ride with you' campaign to support Muslims
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Sydney siege sparks 'I'll ride with you' campaign to support Muslims

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 9:59 AM

Hashtag was trending around the world, popping up across Asia, Europe, Africa and North America

Iranian gunman, two others killed as Sydney hostage siege ends
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Iranian gunman, two others killed as Sydney hostage siege ends

Monday, 15 December 2014 7:25 PM

Number of hostages freed as Australian police storm Sydney cafe after long stand-off with attacker displaying Islamic flag

Islamist group criticises Egypt over arrest warrant for cleric
Politics & Economics»

Islamist group criticises Egypt over arrest warrant for cleric

Monday, 15 December 2014 4:18 PM

Interpol this month issued a Red Notice alert for Qatar-based Sheikh Youssef al-Qaradawi

Saudi Arabian security man shot dead in Riyadh
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Saudi Arabian security man shot dead in Riyadh

Monday, 15 December 2014 1:14 PM

Gunman holding three labourers hostage is arrested after shooting at police as they tried to free captives

Kuwait launches investigation into death of maid attacked by lion
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Kuwait launches investigation into death of maid attacked by lion

Monday, 15 December 2014 11:36 AM

Minister says legal procedures will be taken against those responsible for the woman’s death


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