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Two executives at Qatar-backed Uber arrested in France
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Two executives at Qatar-backed Uber arrested in France

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 3:28 PM

Arrests come as a government clampdown intensifies on the US-based taxi and ride-sharing service

Kuwait said to detain 60 suspected of Islamist militant links
Culture & Society»

Kuwait said to detain 60 suspected of Islamist militant links

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 2:07 PM

Gulf state reportedly also closes local charity for alleged violations in raising funds for Syrians

UK fraudster said to own abandoned $1.6m Ferrari in Dubai
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UK fraudster said to own abandoned $1.6m Ferrari in Dubai

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 1:47 PM

Ferrari Enzo, which was impounded by Dubai police in 2011, reportedly belongs to man behind major VAT conspiracy

Emirati man jailed for insulting UAE President, gov't entities
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Emirati man jailed for insulting UAE President, gov't entities

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 12:34 PM

Twitter user, who has been sentences to 3 years in prison, claims his account was hacked

Ashish Thakkar appointed chairman of UN’s Global Entrepreneurs Council
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Ashish Thakkar appointed chairman of UN’s Global Entrepreneurs Council

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 12:19 PM

As the first African entrepreneur to lead the UN GEC, Dubai-based Thakkar is expected to inspire other private sector leaders to engage in creating positive change

Japan raises volcano alert for Mt Hakone after small eruption
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Japan raises volcano alert for Mt Hakone after small eruption

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 12:12 PM

Meteorological Agency said it had confirmed volcanic ash was emitted from the area

CCTV installed at mosques in Saudi and Bahrain
Politics & Economics»

CCTV installed at mosques in Saudi and Bahrain

Monday, 29 June 2015 2:58 PM

Gulf states seek to tighten security at places of worship following the deadly suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque in Kuwait on Friday

Young expats die in Qatar dune buggy accident
Culture & Society»

Young expats die in Qatar dune buggy accident

Monday, 29 June 2015 1:57 PM

PE teacher from Ireland and his English girlfriend are reportedly killed in sand dunes accident

'Reem Island Ghost' sentenced to death for UAE mall murder
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'Reem Island Ghost' sentenced to death for UAE mall murder

Monday, 29 June 2015 1:15 PM

Emirati Alaa Bader Abdullah Al Hashemi found guilty of murder of American teacher Ibolya Ryan

Tunisia beach attacker: from rap fan and student to killer
Culture & Society»

Tunisia beach attacker: from rap fan and student to killer

Monday, 29 June 2015 11:32 AM

Friends and family say there were few clues about how Saif Rezgui was recruited by militants

Illegal workers in Bahrain given six months amnesty
Culture & Society»

Illegal workers in Bahrain given six months amnesty

Sunday, 28 June 2015 2:47 PM

Workers have until December 31 to pay fines or leave the country, according to labour market chief

Kuwait says mosque suicide bomber was Saudi national
Culture & Society»

Kuwait says mosque suicide bomber was Saudi national

Sunday, 28 June 2015 2:00 PM

Interior ministry names bomber as Fahd Suliman Abdul-Muhsen Al Qabaa; attack killed at least 27 people on Friday

Kuwait arrests driver of car that drove suicide bomber to mosque
Culture & Society»

Kuwait arrests driver of car that drove suicide bomber to mosque

Saturday, 27 June 2015 12:49 PM

OPEC member state Kuwait says it has stepped up security at Kuwait Petroleum Corp after attack that killed 27

Gun attack kills at least 37 at Tunisian beachside hotel
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Gun attack kills at least 37 at Tunisian beachside hotel

Friday, 26 June 2015 5:11 PM

At least one gunman opens fire on a Tunisian beachside hotel in the popular resort of Sousse

Death toll from Kuwait mosque suicide attack rises to 27
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Death toll from Kuwait mosque suicide attack rises to 27

Friday, 26 June 2015 3:57 PM

ISIL claims responsibility for attack on Shi'ite mosque which also wounds more than 220 people


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