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Algeria to cut spending by 9% next year over oil price slump
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Algeria to cut spending by 9% next year over oil price slump

Sunday, 30 August 2015 12:41 PM

Gov't had already announced a cut of 1.3% cut in this year's budget

Stock markets: Gulf rises after oil's rally, Dubai jumps
Markets»

Stock markets: Gulf rises after oil's rally, Dubai jumps

Sunday, 30 August 2015 12:20 PM

Dubai's benchmark is still down about 10% month-to-date

Top athletes in Dubai to promote city's action sports
Sport»

Top athletes in Dubai to promote city's action sports

Sunday, 30 August 2015 12:03 PM

Professional surfer Sally Fitzgibbons and Olympic gold snowboarder Jamie Anderson were paddle boarding, desert hiking, and partaking in wind tunnel inflight.

British Airways denies threat to cancel Kuwait flights over security
Transport»

British Airways denies threat to cancel Kuwait flights over security

Sunday, 30 August 2015 11:51 AM

Dubai-based news outlet incorrectly claims the airline feared lax security in Kuwait

Dubai's oldest licensed restaurant to reopen
Gourmet»

Dubai's oldest licensed restaurant to reopen

Sunday, 30 August 2015 11:35 AM

Der Keller opened in 1997, with the revamped outlet set to be unveiled on Sept 1.

Bahrain's Investcorp says 2014-15 net income rises 13%
Banking & Finance»

Bahrain's Investcorp says 2014-15 net income rises 13%

Sunday, 30 August 2015 11:27 AM

Acquisitions this year include a US school provider, $300m worth of residential properties & a majority stake in a Turkish vehicle tracking system.

Update: Fire at Saudi Arabian oil workers compound kills 11, injures more than 200
Culture & Society»

Update: Fire at Saudi Arabian oil workers compound kills 11, injures more than 200

Sunday, 30 August 2015 11:02 AM

Civil defense and Saudi Aramco fire brigades were on site and have evacuated residents

French journalists probed on suspicion of blackmailing Moroccan king
Media»

French journalists probed on suspicion of blackmailing Moroccan king

Sunday, 30 August 2015 10:38 AM

Reporters allegedly asked for $3.4m or they would publish a critical book about King Mohammed

Thousands rally in Beirut against political leaders
Politics & Economics»

Thousands rally in Beirut against political leaders

Sunday, 30 August 2015 10:27 AM

Movement grew out of frustration over trash crisis

Four Emiratis die following sewage manhole tragedy
Culture & Society»

Four Emiratis die following sewage manhole tragedy

Sunday, 30 August 2015 10:25 AM

Sons, son-in-law died in an attempt to save their father

US 'deeply disappointed' by Egyptian court sentence against Al Jazeera journalists
Media»

US 'deeply disappointed' by Egyptian court sentence against Al Jazeera journalists

Sunday, 30 August 2015 9:49 AM

Journalists were sentenced to three years in prison for operating without a press license and broadcasting material harmful to Egypt

Exclusive: Plans for Titanic replica ship to be delayed two years
Cars & Boats»

Exclusive: Plans for Titanic replica ship to be delayed two years

Sunday, 30 August 2015 9:48 AM

Titanic II Australian backers claim UAE firms were in talks for partnerships, to bring the ship to Dubai during maiden voyage

Egyptian court sentences 3 Al Jazeera journalists to prison
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Egyptian court sentences 3 Al Jazeera journalists to prison

Saturday, 29 August 2015 5:30 PM

Journalists working for Qatar-based TV network handed jail terms for broadcasting material harmful to Egypt

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Dubai's Abraaj inks deal to exit stake in Peru's Condor Travel
Banking & Finance»

Dubai's Abraaj inks deal to exit stake in Peru's Condor Travel

Saturday, 29 August 2015 10:04 AM

Company says it has signed an agreement with Carlyle Group; marks first secondary private equity sale in Peru

Dubai's flydubai says to launch Astana flights in October
Transport»

Dubai's flydubai says to launch Astana flights in October

Saturday, 29 August 2015 10:04 AM

Low-cost carrier will operate four flights a week to capital of Kazakhstan from October 26


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    Focus: The Amal Clooney Cairo courtroom circus

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