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Kuwait link to 'Jihadi John' suspect in ISIL beheading videos
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Kuwait link to 'Jihadi John' suspect in ISIL beheading videos

Thursday, 26 February 2015 3:22 PM

Mohammed Emwazi, a Kuwait-born Brit from a well-to-do family in West London, is named as ISIL suspect

Bahrain sentences three men to death for cop killing
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Bahrain sentences three men to death for cop killing

Thursday, 26 February 2015 2:48 PM

Ruling is the latest in a series of strict penalties handed down to those accused of seeking to destabilise the kingdom

UAE court sentences six Iranians to life in jail over Brit's kidnap
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UAE court sentences six Iranians to life in jail over Brit's kidnap

Thursday, 26 February 2015 12:53 PM

Abbas Yazdi, a British businessman of Iranian descent, disappeared while in Dubai in June 2013

3 Al Jazeera journalists arrested over Paris drones
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3 Al Jazeera journalists arrested over Paris drones

Thursday, 26 February 2015 11:24 AM

French authorities detected unmanned aircraft over five Paris landmarks including the US embassy

Dubai teen invents talking cigarette pack to help anti-smoking campaign
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Dubai teen invents talking cigarette pack to help anti-smoking campaign

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 2:42 PM

Invention works like a musical birthday card with microchip playing warning message when packet is opened

India seizes 60kg of gold smuggled from Dubai
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India seizes 60kg of gold smuggled from Dubai

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 1:50 PM

Single biggest seizure of gold to be smuggled into India; six people are arrested

Baby among 'items' lost in Dubai taxis during 2014
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Baby among 'items' lost in Dubai taxis during 2014

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 1:49 PM

Dubai's transport authority reveals that passenger from The Dubai Mall left baby in taxi but was later returned

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Gunmen kidnap Frenchwoman and Yemeni driver in Sanaa
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Gunmen kidnap Frenchwoman and Yemeni driver in Sanaa

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 12:43 PM

30-year-old works as consultant on development projects

Two sentenced to death for planning to hijack a plane in Saudi Arabia
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Two sentenced to death for planning to hijack a plane in Saudi Arabia

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 12:26 PM

The men were convicted of being part of a terrorist cell and having fought with Al Qaeda in Afghanistan

Two members of Saudi religious police fired for corruption
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Two members of Saudi religious police fired for corruption

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 12:18 PM

The men have reportedly been accused of stealing money from the Haia

ISIL in Syria abducts at least 150 Christians
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ISIL in Syria abducts at least 150 Christians

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 9:46 AM

US condemned the attacks and called for the immediate and unconditional release of the civilians taken captive

Sword fight at Dubai hotel leads to four arrests
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Sword fight at Dubai hotel leads to four arrests

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 9:42 AM

Confrontation between two Emiratis and two Saudis reportedly began following accidental physical contact outside a washroom

Saudi court gives death penalty to man who renounced Muslim faith
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Saudi court gives death penalty to man who renounced Muslim faith

Tuesday, 24 February 2015 1:48 PM

The man, in his 20s, posted an online video ripping up a copy of Islam's holy book, the Koran - report

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Saudi Arabia rejects Indonesian maid pact
Politics & Economics»

Saudi Arabia rejects Indonesian maid pact

Tuesday, 24 February 2015 1:30 PM

Two countries have had a tense relationship over the employment of domestic workers

Nepal reassures Everest climbers on safety a year after deadly avalanche
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Nepal reassures Everest climbers on safety a year after deadly avalanche

Tuesday, 24 February 2015 12:55 PM

Country's climbing season starts in March and runs through May, attracting hundreds of climbers


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