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Diplomats hail worker living conditions during Saadiyat tour
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Diplomats hail worker living conditions during Saadiyat tour

Saturday, 28 February 2015 9:52 AM

Indian Ambassador to the UAE among those who are taken on tour; comes just weeks after critical report by rights group

US drone makers expect surge in sales in Gulf
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US drone makers expect surge in sales in Gulf

Saturday, 28 February 2015 2:08 AM

Industry executives eye big increase in business with GCC startes after State Dep't eases export rules

Bahrain banks on infrastructure, private sector to ride out cheap oil
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Bahrain banks on infrastructure, private sector to ride out cheap oil

Saturday, 28 February 2015 2:08 AM

State budget deficit is expected to balloon to 9.3% of gross domestic product this year from 5% in 2014

UAE to reopen embassy in Yemen's south, backing Hadi
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UAE to reopen embassy in Yemen's south, backing Hadi

Saturday, 28 February 2015 2:07 AM

Arab countries and Western states evacuated their embassies in Sanaa earlier this month after power grab by the Houthis

British PM vows to hunt down Kuwait-born 'Jihadi John'
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British PM vows to hunt down Kuwait-born 'Jihadi John'

Friday, 27 February 2015 6:06 PM

David Cameron says will use all means at his disposal to hunt down militants

US aviation giants split on Gulf carrier subsidy row
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US aviation giants split on Gulf carrier subsidy row

Friday, 27 February 2015 2:19 AM

A push by three US airlines to curb competition from Gulf state carriers has exposed divisions over free trade

Should the Gulf introduce VAT?
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Should the Gulf introduce VAT?

Friday, 27 February 2015 2:02 AM

The GCC’s plans to bring in value-added tax were withdrawn as a result of the global financial crisis. However, lower oil prices mean that the contentious topic is now back on the agenda

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UAE spends $5bn on deals at Middle East arms expo
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UAE spends $5bn on deals at Middle East arms expo

Friday, 27 February 2015 1:54 AM

Rise in spending comes despite a declining oil price putting pressure on government spending across the Gulf

FIFA said to set aside $209m to quell Qatar 2022 dates spat
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FIFA said to set aside $209m to quell Qatar 2022 dates spat

Thursday, 26 February 2015 3:37 PM

Governing body is reportedly planning to treble cash pool to be distributed to clubs for releasing players for 2022 World Cup

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Bahrain sentences three men to death for cop killing
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Bahrain sentences three men to death for cop killing

Thursday, 26 February 2015 2:48 PM

Ruling is the latest in a series of strict penalties handed down to those accused of seeking to destabilise the kingdom

Bahrain draws up World Cup plans to rejuvenate coastal area
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Bahrain draws up World Cup plans to rejuvenate coastal area

Thursday, 26 February 2015 12:54 PM

Multi-million dinar plans develop ‘sleepy’ Bahrain coast ahead of the 2022 Qatar World Cup

GCC economies set to weaken in 2015 on oil slump - S&P
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GCC economies set to weaken in 2015 on oil slump - S&P

Thursday, 26 February 2015 12:53 PM

Ratings agency says the region's overall creditworthiness has dropped since last summer

ISIL in Syria has abducted 220 from Christian villages
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ISIL in Syria has abducted 220 from Christian villages

Thursday, 26 February 2015 12:33 PM

Abductions took place in 10 villages inhabited by the ancient Christian minority near Hasaka, a city mainly held by the Kurds, over the past three days

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Steady growth of Singapore’s economy

Thursday, 26 February 2015 12:28 PM

According to the latest data, Singapore’s economy grew more than initially estimated – gross domestic product grew 4.9 percent in the first three months 0f 2015.

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Six months after war, Gaza still in ruins

Thursday, 26 February 2015 12:26 PM

Six months after the 50-day Gaza war, many areas of the small strip are still in ruins. While the United Nations has raised billions of dollars to help families rebuild, many Palestinians say they've received nothing but broken promises.


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