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UN Security Council calls for humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza
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UN Security Council calls for humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza

Monday, 28 July 2014 10:57 AM

Council urges Israel, Palestinians and Islamist Hamas militants to call truce beyond holiday of Eid al-Fitr

UAE issues new law to crack down on shark finning
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UAE issues new law to crack down on shark finning

Monday, 28 July 2014 10:57 AM

Ministry of Environment and Water takes tough line on hunting and trading of shark fins in the UAE

Qatar's state spending growth slows to 11-year low
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Qatar's state spending growth slows to 11-year low

Monday, 28 July 2014 10:56 AM

New data suggests government has begun reining in excesses of the previous four years despite rise in infrastructure investment

Dual Saudi, Kuwaiti citizenship to be banned
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Dual Saudi, Kuwaiti citizenship to be banned

Sunday, 27 July 2014 4:21 PM

More than 400,000 people carrying dual nationalities will be ordered to choose one under Kuwait law

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Palestinian dead in Gaza tops 1,000

Sunday, 27 July 2014 3:23 PM

The pause in Israel’s violence is the only tangible result so far to a halt in the hostilities

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Iraq picks new president

Sunday, 27 July 2014 3:23 PM

Iraqi parliament elects senior Kurdish politican as president, the second step towards forming a government

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Geopolitical crises drag down German sentiment index

Sunday, 27 July 2014 3:22 PM

German business sentiment fell to its lowest level in nine months in July 2014, reflecting companies’ concerns about the crises in Ukraine, Iraq and Gaza

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Al Quds Day march in London

Sunday, 27 July 2014 3:21 PM

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators marched through central London to show solidarity with the Hamas ruled territory, and to call for an end to Israeli military action in Gaza

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Bahrainis protest against violence in Gaza

Sunday, 27 July 2014 3:21 PM

Bahrainis take part in a protest against Israel's military operation in the Gaza Strip in the village of Karranah, west of Manama

Hamas agrees to new 24-hour truce in Gaza
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Hamas agrees to new 24-hour truce in Gaza

Sunday, 27 July 2014 2:48 PM

Israel had called off its own 24-hour truce earlier in the day after Hamas launched rockets

Saudi’s King Abdullah donates $26.6m to Gaza aid effort
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Saudi’s King Abdullah donates $26.6m to Gaza aid effort

Sunday, 27 July 2014 12:32 PM

Acting Minister of Health said funds would be used to buy medical supplies and treat the wounded

US evacuates Libya embassy after 'free-wheeling militia violence'
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US evacuates Libya embassy after 'free-wheeling militia violence'

Sunday, 27 July 2014 11:23 AM

Embassy staff travel to Tunisia under armed guard

Saudi ambassador lashes out over report of ties to Israel's assault on Gaza
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Saudi ambassador lashes out over report of ties to Israel's assault on Gaza

Sunday, 27 July 2014 10:59 AM

Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf Al Saud in unusual open letter to British website editor

Israel extends Gaza ceasefire for 24 hours, Hamas rejects terms
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Israel extends Gaza ceasefire for 24 hours, Hamas rejects terms

Sunday, 27 July 2014 9:59 AM

Over 1,000 Palestinians killed in Gaza since July 8

UAE set to bring in new visas system to boost economy, tourism
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UAE set to bring in new visas system to boost economy, tourism

Saturday, 26 July 2014 12:34 PM

New amendments to start in August; to include activation of multiple entry permits, study visas and permits for medical care


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