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Iran refuses to sign Saudi haj arrangements deal
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Iran refuses to sign Saudi haj arrangements deal

Saturday, 28 May 2016 5:05 PM

Walkout by delegation means Iranian Muslims are set to miss out on annual pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia

Spy case slammed as 'stain' on Saudi criminal justice system
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Spy case slammed as 'stain' on Saudi criminal justice system

Saturday, 28 May 2016 10:03 AM

Human Rights Watch says trial of 32 men for allegedly spying on behalf of Iran has violated the basic due process rights

Dubai Expo 2020 launches push for international support
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Dubai Expo 2020 launches push for international support

Saturday, 28 May 2016 12:03 AM

First international planning meeting takes place to highlight benefits of participating in the World Expo

Amnesty slams 'appalling trend' of Saudi executions in 2016
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Amnesty slams 'appalling trend' of Saudi executions in 2016

Saturday, 28 May 2016 12:02 AM

Human rights group says more than 100 will be put to death in H1 if current pace of executions continues

UAE seeks $476m deal to buy missiles from the United States
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UAE seeks $476m deal to buy missiles from the United States

Friday, 27 May 2016 10:09 AM

US State Department approves possible foreign military sale for 4,000 missiles over next three years

Oman parliament votes to raise taxes in three industries
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Oman parliament votes to raise taxes in three industries

Friday, 27 May 2016 2:46 AM

Petrochemical industry, non-oil natural resources and LNG companies targeted in drive to address budget deficit

Saudi Arabia says no plans to change exchange rate policy
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Saudi Arabia says no plans to change exchange rate policy

Friday, 27 May 2016 2:45 AM

Central bank governor riyal currency has been suffering due to market speculation that the policy might change

Oil price rises above $50 for first time in seven months
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Oil price rises above $50 for first time in seven months

Thursday, 26 May 2016 1:43 PM

Signs emerge that a global supply glut is easing, one week ahead of an OPEC meeting

Youth employment initiative launches regional office in UAE
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Youth employment initiative launches regional office in UAE

Thursday, 26 May 2016 1:43 PM

Education For Employment launch comes as concerns grow over youth unemployment figures in the Middle East

Qatar launches $9bn bond sale to help plug budget deficit
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Qatar launches $9bn bond sale to help plug budget deficit

Thursday, 26 May 2016 1:42 PM

World's top liquefied natural gas exporter is the latest in a flurry of offerings from the Gulf region

'More raids planned' as Saudisation telecoms deadline looms
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'More raids planned' as Saudisation telecoms deadline looms

Thursday, 26 May 2016 1:42 PM

Saudi officials are reportedly ramping up action to weed out foreign workers from phone shops

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Jordan marks 70th Independence Day

Thursday, 26 May 2016 12:52 PM

The Arab desert kingdom won its independence from Britain in 1946

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In pictures: German-Saudi diplomacy

Thursday, 26 May 2016 12:52 PM

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al Jubeir and his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier at joint press conference

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What is the real cost of UK's EU membership?

Thursday, 26 May 2016 12:51 PM

A closer look at some of the latest figures from the Treasury

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Eurozone agrees on easing Greek debt burden

Thursday, 26 May 2016 12:50 PM

Finance ministers reach deal with Greece to start debt relief for the country as demanded by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and to release 10.3bn euros ($11.5bn) in bailout funds


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