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FIFA bans Qatar 2022 bid inspector for seven years
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FIFA bans Qatar 2022 bid inspector for seven years

Monday, 6 July 2015 8:00 PM

Ethics committee bans Harold Mayne-Nicholls, who led the teams which inspected the bids to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups

UAE says women will play key role to shape country's future
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UAE says women will play key role to shape country's future

Monday, 6 July 2015 6:54 PM

Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed says he will spare no effort to create environment for women to fulfill roles

Kuwait said to detain 26 over mosque suicide bombing
Culture & Society»

Kuwait said to detain 26 over mosque suicide bombing

Monday, 6 July 2015 6:02 PM

Local media quotes public prosecutor as saying that four women are among those arrested

Inside the Saudi prison that's home to new wave of jihadis
Culture & Society»

Inside the Saudi prison that's home to new wave of jihadis

Monday, 6 July 2015 5:35 PM

Until last year, the population of inmates at security prisons like Ha'er had been dropping but that trend has reversed recently

Aluminium Bahrain says Q2 production rises 3.1%
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Aluminium Bahrain says Q2 production rises 3.1%

Monday, 6 July 2015 4:08 PM

Alba's sales increased by 2,383 tonnes over the second quarter of 2014 despite challenging market conditions

1,000kg chocolate cake on display in Dubai for Ramadan
Gourmet»

1,000kg chocolate cake on display in Dubai for Ramadan

Monday, 6 July 2015 3:23 PM

Cake artist Gelly Kalouta designs the massive cake for JW Marriott Marquis Dubai

Saudi's APICORP says could issue first international sukuk
Banking & Finance»

Saudi's APICORP says could issue first international sukuk

Monday, 6 July 2015 2:33 PM

Arab Petroleum Investments Corp says move would be part of recently-established $3bn sukuk programme

Kuwait-backed Aston Martin in talks about returning to F1
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Kuwait-backed Aston Martin in talks about returning to F1

Monday, 6 July 2015 2:33 PM

UK car firm backed by Investment Dar is reportedly in discussions with Red Bull Racing

UAE's ADIB targets 2016 acquisitions, eyes Asia, Middle East
Banking & Finance»

UAE's ADIB targets 2016 acquisitions, eyes Asia, Middle East

Monday, 6 July 2015 2:10 PM

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank chief says looking for opportunities in Malaysia, Indonesia, Algeria, Jordan and Morocco

Doha rents ranked 10th most expensive in the world
Property»

Doha rents ranked 10th most expensive in the world

Monday, 6 July 2015 2:10 PM

New study puts Qatar capital ahead of Singapore, Zurich and Washington DC for residential rental costs

Vertu unveils latest Bentley smartphone handset
Gadgets»

Vertu unveils latest Bentley smartphone handset

Monday, 6 July 2015 2:00 PM

Luxury mobile phone maker says Vertu Signature for Bentley will go on sale in September

Kuwait's Al Ahli gets regulator's nod to buy Piraeus Bank Egypt
Banking & Finance»

Kuwait's Al Ahli gets regulator's nod to buy Piraeus Bank Egypt

Monday, 6 July 2015 1:50 PM

Bank receives approval from the Gulf state's central bank; says will pay $150m for 98.5% stake

Rolls-Royce issues profit warning despite $9.2bn Emirates deal
Banking & Finance»

Rolls-Royce issues profit warning despite $9.2bn Emirates deal

Monday, 6 July 2015 1:50 PM

UK giant blames lower oil prices, weaker demand for some aircraft engines as it downgrades profit forecast

Philippines confirms second MERS case in passenger from Dubai
Healthcare»

Philippines confirms second MERS case in passenger from Dubai

Monday, 6 July 2015 12:35 PM

Victim showed symptoms after arriving in Manila last month from the UAE after travelling from Saudi Arabia

Kuwaiti becomes Wimbledon's first Arab female umpire
Sport»

Kuwaiti becomes Wimbledon's first Arab female umpire

Monday, 6 July 2015 12:00 PM

Aseel Shaheen told reporters she was worried that wearing a hijab would exclude her from working at the British-hosted tennis tournament


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