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US says lifting holds on security assistance to Bahrain
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US says lifting holds on security assistance to Bahrain

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 1:47 PM

US State Department decision comes as Barack Obama has been stressing Washington's commitment to Gulf allies' security

Emirati man jailed for insulting UAE President, gov't entities
Culture & Society»

Emirati man jailed for insulting UAE President, gov't entities

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 12:34 PM

Twitter user, who has been sentences to 3 years in prison, claims his account was hacked

PAYFORT acquires Dubai-based start-up
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PAYFORT acquires Dubai-based start-up

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 12:19 PM

The regional online payment gateway has acquired White Payments to integrate its applications into its system and make it easier for start-ups to accept online payments.

Ashish Thakkar appointed chairman of UN’s Global Entrepreneurs Council
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Ashish Thakkar appointed chairman of UN’s Global Entrepreneurs Council

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 12:19 PM

As the first African entrepreneur to lead the UN GEC, Dubai-based Thakkar is expected to inspire other private sector leaders to engage in creating positive change

Qatar to clamp down on ‘dishonest recruitment’ of expat workers
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Qatar to clamp down on ‘dishonest recruitment’ of expat workers

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 12:18 PM

The government has confirmed that the final draft of the revised ‘kafala’ sponsorship law will be completed by the end of 2015

EU makes last-minute offer to Greece
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EU makes last-minute offer to Greece

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 12:14 PM

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is trying to reach a bailout agreement with Athens before deadline expires

Japan raises volcano alert for Mt Hakone after small eruption
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Japan raises volcano alert for Mt Hakone after small eruption

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 12:12 PM

Meteorological Agency said it had confirmed volcanic ash was emitted from the area

Dubai court refuses jailed former Leeds Utd boss' application to release frozen funds
Banking & Finance»

Dubai court refuses jailed former Leeds Utd boss' application to release frozen funds

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 12:05 PM

DIFC Court judge describes fees put forward by criminal defence as “exorbitant”

Battle of the billionaires: Carlos Slim scraps Trump projects after Mexican insults
Media»

Battle of the billionaires: Carlos Slim scraps Trump projects after Mexican insults

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 11:45 AM

Third company to cut ties with the New York tycoon after he described migrants from Mexico as drug-runners and rapists

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Casio unveils colourful range of watches with dual time zone settings
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Casio unveils colourful range of watches with dual time zone settings

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 11:19 AM

Latest Baby-G range comes in six colours inspired by the beaches of the world

Gulf residents report less sleep (but also less stress) during Ramadan: survey
Wellness»

Gulf residents report less sleep (but also less stress) during Ramadan: survey

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 11:18 AM

Research by the Sleep Cycle app found those in the UAE got the most sleep, while those in Oman got the least

France bets on Gulf states as Iran nuclear deal nears
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France bets on Gulf states as Iran nuclear deal nears

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 11:13 AM

Paris securing deals with Iran's Sunni rival Saudi Arabia

Tunisia forecasts $515m in tourism losses after beach attack
Travel & Hospitality»

Tunisia forecasts $515m in tourism losses after beach attack

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 11:05 AM

Sector makes up 7% of Tunisia's GDP and is a major source of foreign currency and employment

Revealed: Emaar dominates list of the emirate's biggest companies
Markets»

Revealed: Emaar dominates list of the emirate's biggest companies

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 10:22 AM

Government-backed firms such as the Burj Khalifa developer, The Dubai Mall operator and Emirates NBD bank are among the top ranked companies listed on the DFM

British buyer pays $19m for off-plan villa on Palm Jumeirah
Property»

British buyer pays $19m for off-plan villa on Palm Jumeirah

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 9:53 AM

Sale of luxury custom build villa with 51-metre private beach marks a new high for prices in the emirate


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