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Kerry, Saudi ruler hold talks to discuss ways to end Yemen conflict
Politics & Economics»

Kerry, Saudi ruler hold talks to discuss ways to end Yemen conflict

Thursday, 25 August 2016 3:41 PM

US Secretary of State meets King Salman and deputy crown prince in Jeddah in bid to resume peace talks between warring sides

Dubai Sports City set to handover new luxury villa community
Property»

Dubai Sports City set to handover new luxury villa community

Thursday, 25 August 2016 3:32 PM

Owners set to move into Fortuna Village; two new developments set to be launched in coming months

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Qatar's recruited Rio athletes stir debate on citizenship
Sport»

Qatar's recruited Rio athletes stir debate on citizenship

Thursday, 25 August 2016 3:09 PM

23 of the 39 athletes representing Qatar in Rio were born outside the Gulf state and brought in to help the country flourish

Saudi-led air strikes responsible for most Yemen civilian deaths - UN
Culture & Society»

Saudi-led air strikes responsible for most Yemen civilian deaths - UN

Thursday, 25 August 2016 1:49 PM

UN human rights office says coalition has committed other violations that may contravene international law

Qataris' UK tax free spending jumps following Brexit vote
Travel & Hospitality»

Qataris' UK tax free spending jumps following Brexit vote

Thursday, 25 August 2016 1:33 PM

Qataris lead Middle East spending in UK in July with average transaction worth more than $2,100

Oman gov't budget deficit grows to $9.1bn in H1
Politics & Economics»

Oman gov't budget deficit grows to $9.1bn in H1

Thursday, 25 August 2016 1:33 PM

Oman is imposing a series of austerity measures as it struggles to cope with lower oil prices

Turkish group set to build $2bn expressway in Qatar
Construction»

Turkish group set to build $2bn expressway in Qatar

Thursday, 25 August 2016 1:32 PM

With five lanes in each direction, the Al Khor Expressway project will span 34km

Gulf Sotheby’s concludes $6.9m sale on fire-damaged Address Downtown apartment
Property»

Gulf Sotheby’s concludes $6.9m sale on fire-damaged Address Downtown apartment

Thursday, 25 August 2016 12:38 PM

Penthouse sold for $2,160 per square foot, a rate that rivals current average prices for property in London’s Mayfair and the Tribeca district in New York City

IMF approves $732m loan to Jordan
Banking & Finance»

IMF approves $732m loan to Jordan

Thursday, 25 August 2016 10:41 AM

Deal is focused on reducing public debt to 77 percent of GDP by 2021 from 94 percent now

Police say no evidence of radicalisation in Australian hostel killing
Culture & Society»

Police say no evidence of radicalisation in Australian hostel killing

Thursday, 25 August 2016 9:36 AM

Dead woman has been identified as Mia Ayliffe-Chung, while a 30-year-old British man was in critical condition in hospital after the attack

Italy rescuers toil through night as earthquake death toll rises to 247
Culture & Society»

Italy rescuers toil through night as earthquake death toll rises to 247

Thursday, 25 August 2016 9:18 AM

The strong 6.2 magnitude quake razed homes and buckled roads in a cluster of mountain communities

John Kerry to discuss Yemen, Syria with Gulf states
Politics & Economics»

John Kerry to discuss Yemen, Syria with Gulf states

Wednesday, 24 August 2016 8:41 PM

US Secretary of State will present proposals on ending Yemen's conflict and resuming peace talks

Abu Dhabi's $101m funding kickstarts construction of Bahrain city
Banking & Finance»

Abu Dhabi's $101m funding kickstarts construction of Bahrain city

Wednesday, 24 August 2016 6:32 PM

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development puts up money for phase 1 land reclamation work for North City

Saudi Arabia foils mosque bomb attack, suspect shot dead
Culture & Society»

Saudi Arabia foils mosque bomb attack, suspect shot dead

Wednesday, 24 August 2016 6:12 PM

Suspected militant tried to detonate explosives outside a mosque in the Qatif region in eastern Saudi Arabia

Revealed: First official photo from inside Dubai Opera
Arts»

Revealed: First official photo from inside Dubai Opera

Wednesday, 24 August 2016 5:00 PM

Finishing touches are being put to iconic building a week before Placido Domingo plays first concert


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