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1.3 million expats benefit from Qatar’s wage transfer system, says minister
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1.3 million expats benefit from Qatar’s wage transfer system, says minister

Monday, 2 May 2016 11:13 AM

New law regulating the entry, exit and residency of expat workers will come into force soon, according to Labour Minister Dr Eissa bin Saad Al Jafali Al Nuaimi

No penalties for negative comments on economy, says Dubai's DED
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No penalties for negative comments on economy, says Dubai's DED

Monday, 2 May 2016 10:42 AM

Dubai’s Department of Economic Development dispels rumours people will be fined

Muslim candidate favourite for London mayor after racially charged campaign
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Muslim candidate favourite for London mayor after racially charged campaign

Monday, 2 May 2016 9:26 AM

Polls show Sadiq Khan is as much as 20 percentage points ahead of rival Conservative Zac Goldsmith in the race to run one of the world's top financial centres

Qatar denies death at World Cup site caused by working conditions
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Qatar denies death at World Cup site caused by working conditions

Monday, 2 May 2016 9:13 AM

Qatar's Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy of the 2022 World Cup said it was investigating circumstances of Indian labourer’s death

Saudi Arabia kills two militant suspects in Bisha province, arrests third
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Saudi Arabia kills two militant suspects in Bisha province, arrests third

Monday, 2 May 2016 9:11 AM

The three men were suspects in the killing of a senior security officer outside the capital Riyadh in April

Oman to cut benefits for government staff
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Oman to cut benefits for government staff

Monday, 2 May 2016 8:42 AM

Public sector employees to lose health insurance, bonuses and other privileges under spending cuts

Saudi Arabia to provide housing to 100,000 low-income families
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Saudi Arabia to provide housing to 100,000 low-income families

Sunday, 1 May 2016 3:29 PM

Vision 2030 plan aims to increase the rate of home ownership among Saudi citizens by 5% by 2020, up from 47 percent now

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Video: Syrian died every 25 minutes over two days, says UN envoy

Sunday, 1 May 2016 12:56 PM

The UN envoy for Syria says that talks in Geneva have been overshadowed by a deterioration of the ceasefire.

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In photos: Parliamentary elections in Iran

Sunday, 1 May 2016 12:53 PM

Iranians started voting in second round elections for almost a quarter of parliament's seats, the latest political showdown between reformists and conservatives seeking to influence the country's future.

Kuwait mulls plan to deport sacked expats
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Kuwait mulls plan to deport sacked expats

Sunday, 1 May 2016 12:26 PM

Plan is latest in raft of measures to dramatically reduce expat numbers in Kuwait

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IMF urges Bahrain to do more to cut fiscal deficit
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IMF urges Bahrain to do more to cut fiscal deficit

Saturday, 30 April 2016 1:10 AM

International Monetary Fund says oil price decline has adversely affected economy, increased vulnerabilities

Can Abu Dhabi's new financial free zone compete?
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Can Abu Dhabi's new financial free zone compete?

Friday, 29 April 2016 1:34 AM

Cities across the Gulf are creating financial centres to propel themselves onto the international stage, raising the question of which will survive. But a senior official at the newest, Abu Dhabi Global Market, insists it will prove to be stiff competition

Turkey deploys soldiers to new military base in Qatar
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Turkey deploys soldiers to new military base in Qatar

Friday, 29 April 2016 1:32 AM

Move marks a strengthening of cooperation between two countries that have both provided support for the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt

Saudi central bank foreign assets fall to $579bn in March
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Saudi central bank foreign assets fall to $579bn in March

Thursday, 28 April 2016 4:13 PM

Assets drop 1% from Feb, continue downward trend as Gulf kingdom's economy is hit by falling oil prices

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Video: America First - Trump outlines his foreign policy plan

Thursday, 28 April 2016 12:44 PM

Donald Trump has set out his plan for foreign policy if he becomes the next president of the United States.


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