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UAE warns Qatar to take demands seriously or face 'divorce'
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UAE warns Qatar to take demands seriously or face 'divorce'

Friday, 23 June 2017 3:32 PM

Requirements said to include shutting the Al-Jazeera TV network and cutting back diplomatic ties with Iran

UAE approves rules for 'Made in UAE' label initiative
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UAE approves rules for 'Made in UAE' label initiative

Friday, 23 June 2017 10:15 AM

UAE's Cabinet says criteria for usage, registration, renewal and permits will be imposed as part of plan to develop industrial sector

Saudi Arabia's new heir leads revolution of powerful millennials
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Saudi Arabia's new heir leads revolution of powerful millennials

Friday, 23 June 2017 10:14 AM

Why the youngest crown prince in living memory represents a broader youth revolution in Saudi Arabia

'Trump factor' seen in naming of new Saudi crown prince
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'Trump factor' seen in naming of new Saudi crown prince

Thursday, 22 June 2017 3:50 PM

Analysts say Donald Trump's administration helped pave the way for a succession shake-up

Saudi economic potential lures investors
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Saudi economic potential lures investors

Thursday, 22 June 2017 3:12 PM

Comment: Aruba Khalid, senior analyst at The Delma Institute, says Saudi Arabia's reforms have helped its potential inclusion on the MSCI Emerging Market Index

Qatar sees 'decline in job opportunities' amid GCC row
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Qatar sees 'decline in job opportunities' amid GCC row

Thursday, 22 June 2017 1:57 PM

Recruiter reports average 20% drop in job adverts for roles in Gulf country since start of year

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In pictures: Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed holds talks with French President

Thursday, 22 June 2017 10:01 AM

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed holds talks with French President Emmanuel Macron.

Saudi gain is a loss for Qatar reeling from $13 billion slump
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Saudi gain is a loss for Qatar reeling from $13 billion slump

Thursday, 22 June 2017 9:27 AM

Qatar’s benchmark fell 1.8 percent to the lowest level since January 2016

Saudis, allies have list of demands to Qatar: US
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Saudis, allies have list of demands to Qatar: US

Thursday, 22 June 2017 9:26 AM

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said US desire is for unity within the Gulf and unity within the GCC

Dubai ruler issues law to set up body to fight extremism
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Dubai ruler issues law to set up body to fight extremism

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 7:09 PM

Sheikh Mohammed also issues decrees to form trustees, appoint key figures to the International Institute for Tolerance

Three things to watch as Saudi Arabia names new heir to throne
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Three things to watch as Saudi Arabia names new heir to throne

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 5:32 PM

Yemen, the Saudi economy and the Qatar-Gulf crisis will be high on agenda for Mohammed bin Salman

Iran demands Saudi Arabia release detained 'fishermen'
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Iran demands Saudi Arabia release detained 'fishermen'

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 2:25 PM

Tehran denies the men are members of the Revolutionary Guard as tensions between Iran, Saudi Arabia increase

How Mohammed bin Salman rose to become Saudi Arabia's most influential figure
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How Mohammed bin Salman rose to become Saudi Arabia's most influential figure

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 2:16 PM

Profile: New heir to Saudi throne holds power beyond his years

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In pictures: Rally to mark World Refugee Day

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 12:15 PM

World Refugee Day, held every year on June 20th commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees. Every minute 20 people leave everything behind to escape war, persecution or terror.

Dubai, Abu Dhabi become more costly cities for expats to live
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Dubai, Abu Dhabi become more costly cities for expats to live

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 10:30 AM

Mercer says rising cost of housing and goods leading to higher cost of living


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