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Watchdog mooted to monitor labour camps in Bahrain
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Watchdog mooted to monitor labour camps in Bahrain

Wednesday, 1 April 2015 1:06 PM

Activists vow to set up regulator to oversee introduction of proposed new standards for labour accommodation

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ICJ membership for Palestinians

Wednesday, 1 April 2015 12:22 PM

The Palestinians formally gain membership of the International Criminal Court on April 1, 2015, with the aim of pursuing Israelis for war crimes, despite uncertainty over the move's wider ramifications.

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Kuwait: Emir pledges $500m for Syria

Wednesday, 1 April 2015 12:21 PM

Kuwait's emir pledged half a billion dollars at the start of the Second International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria, at Bayan palace in Kuwait City, describing the crisis unfolding as the 'biggest humanitarian catastrophe in modern history'.

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"Unresolved issues" in Iran nuclear talks

Wednesday, 1 April 2015 12:20 PM

"There are unresolved issues at this moment which have not been dissolved," according to a senior Iranian nuclear negotiator who says there is no "artificial deadline" for talks.

Qatar returns ambassador to Cairo
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Qatar returns ambassador to Cairo

Wednesday, 1 April 2015 11:54 AM

The ambassador was a recalled in February after an Egyptian official accused Doha of supporting terrorism

Obama lifts hold on US military aid to Egypt
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Obama lifts hold on US military aid to Egypt

Wednesday, 1 April 2015 11:48 AM

Washington will, however, stop allowing Cairo to buy equipment on credit starting in fiscal year 2018

Regulators urge EU airlines to avoid Yemen airspace
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Regulators urge EU airlines to avoid Yemen airspace

Wednesday, 1 April 2015 11:34 AM

European Aviation Safety Agency said it was highlighting the risk after France urged their own airlines not to enter Yemeni airspace

Yemen conflict: 'We are not warmongers but... we are ready for war,' says Saudi foreign minister
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Yemen conflict: 'We are not warmongers but... we are ready for war,' says Saudi foreign minister

Wednesday, 1 April 2015 10:43 AM

Prince Saud Al Faisal says the kingdom is 'not advocating for war', but intervention would persist until the country was stable

Hadi gov't pleads for troops amid clashes on Saudi-Yemen border
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Hadi gov't pleads for troops amid clashes on Saudi-Yemen border

Tuesday, 31 March 2015 8:12 PM

Yemen's foreign minister calls for a rapid Arab intervention on the ground as conflict continues

Saudi-led coalition stopping Red Cross aid deliveries in Yemen
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Saudi-led coalition stopping Red Cross aid deliveries in Yemen

Tuesday, 31 March 2015 3:50 PM

Independent aid agency calls for urgent removal of obstacles to the delivery of medical supplies

Major power outage hits cities and provinces across Turkey
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Major power outage hits cities and provinces across Turkey

Tuesday, 31 March 2015 3:26 PM

Parts of the Istanbul subway system are shut down and shopping malls are plunged into darkness

Gulf states agree to push ahead with VAT plans
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Gulf states agree to push ahead with VAT plans

Tuesday, 31 March 2015 2:47 PM

Officials said to have agreed to formulate a general framework for the introduction of value added tax

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UN says donors pledge $3.8bn to Syria crisis
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UN says donors pledge $3.8bn to Syria crisis

Tuesday, 31 March 2015 1:27 PM

Kuwait, the UAE and Saudi Arabia among donors in bid to tackle humanitarian crisis in Syria

Saudi Arabia says military push will last until Yemen 'stable'
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Saudi Arabia says military push will last until Yemen 'stable'

Tuesday, 31 March 2015 1:27 PM

Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal says offensive will continue until Yemen is returned to security, stability and unity

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Meet or miss - Iran nuclear talks deadline

Tuesday, 31 March 2015 12:44 PM

The top diplomats of Iran and the United States, China, Russia, Britain, France and Germany aim by the end of March 31 to agree the outlines of a deal curtailing Iran's nuclear programme.


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