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Malaysia almost certain debris found off Madagascar is from a Boeing 777
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Malaysia almost certain debris found off Madagascar is from a Boeing 777

Thursday, 30 July 2015 10:36 AM

Search efforts led by Australia have focused on a broad expanse of the southern Indian Ocean off Australia, roughly 3,700 km from France's Reunion Island

Filipinos raise 'blood money' to free long serving prisoner in Kuwait
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Filipinos raise 'blood money' to free long serving prisoner in Kuwait

Wednesday, 29 July 2015 9:59 AM

The community has finally raised the money demanded by the family of a Bangladeshi man accidentally killed by his co-worker, who has been in jail for nearly 20yrs

Korea's Samsung C&T wins $1.8bn Qatar power plant deal
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Korea's Samsung C&T wins $1.8bn Qatar power plant deal

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 2:02 PM

Korean construction giant is hired for 2,500MW power plant; slated for completion in June 2018

Emirates set to add more A380 flights to Bangkok
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Emirates set to add more A380 flights to Bangkok

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 2:02 PM

Dubai airline says it will launch fourth daily A380 in December; will add 3,570 seats per week on route

Indonesia 'close to saving' maid on Saudi death row
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Indonesia 'close to saving' maid on Saudi death row

Sunday, 26 July 2015 12:30 PM

Indonesian officials are hoping to release a maid on death row next week, more than a year after paying $1.8m in ‘blood money’

Animals Australia claims Kuwaiti livestock market is 'notoriously cruel'
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Animals Australia claims Kuwaiti livestock market is 'notoriously cruel'

Sunday, 26 July 2015 12:30 PM

Sheep imported to Kuwait are being “tied up and shoved into car boots in 50 degree temperatures before being brutally slaughtered,” the animal welfare organisation claims

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The world's first robot-operated hotel opens
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The world's first robot-operated hotel opens

Tuesday, 21 July 2015 1:56 PM

Japanese property is run solely by robot staff and even includes a dinosaur concierge

FIFA meet to set date for vote on Blatter's replacement
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FIFA meet to set date for vote on Blatter's replacement

Monday, 20 July 2015 12:44 PM

Meeting will also discuss early plans for reforms in response to corruption scandals which have rocked FIFA.

Top 10 destinations for wellness tourism
Wellness»

Top 10 destinations for wellness tourism

Thursday, 16 July 2015 6:01 PM

From Bali to Beijing, which locations are proving popular with travellers this year

Facebook case 'would never happen in Qatar', says ex-justice minister
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Facebook case 'would never happen in Qatar', says ex-justice minister

Thursday, 16 July 2015 5:08 PM

Australian expat Jodi Magi was deported from UAE this week for a picture and comments she posted on her Facebook page

Thai police say ex-PetroSaudi official admits to blackmail attempt
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Thai police say ex-PetroSaudi official admits to blackmail attempt

Thursday, 16 July 2015 2:38 PM

Swiss national held after Saudi firm claims he had demanded payment in exchange for not disclosing confidential information

Solar Impulse 2 grounded 9 months in Hawaii by battery damage
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Solar Impulse 2 grounded 9 months in Hawaii by battery damage

Thursday, 16 July 2015 10:53 AM

Swiss team hopes eventually to cross the finish line in Abu Dhabi, where they started on March 9

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Abu Dhabi judiciary said to confirm expat used “insulting” words on Facebook
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Abu Dhabi judiciary said to confirm expat used “insulting” words on Facebook

Thursday, 16 July 2015 10:52 AM

European woman lodged complaint against Jodi Magi’s Facebook post

Australian woman deported from the UAE after Facebook post
Culture & Society»

Australian woman deported from the UAE after Facebook post

Wednesday, 15 July 2015 11:18 AM

Jodi Magi was fined and detained in jail pending deportation

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As Iran celebrates the historic agreement, analysis of reactions from the Gulf and beyond
Politics & Economics»

As Iran celebrates the historic agreement, analysis of reactions from the Gulf and beyond

Wednesday, 15 July 2015 10:28 AM

Tehran is gearing up for a big trade and investment boom that could reshape the region, while Saudi officials claim the Middle East is now a "more dangerous part of the world"


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