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Top UAE official rejects Amnesty Int'l claims of jail torture
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Top UAE official rejects Amnesty Int'l claims of jail torture

Sunday, 23 November 2014 8:30 PM

Abu Dhabi's Attorney-General strongly denies allegations made in recent report as 'untrue' and lacking credibility

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Saudi minister visits Pentagon

Sunday, 23 November 2014 12:09 PM

Minister of the National Guard of Saudi Arabia, Prince Mitib bin Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud met with the US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel during his visit to the Pentagon, Washington, DC.

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Bahrainis cast their ballots

Sunday, 23 November 2014 12:08 PM

Voters in Bahrain took part in Bahrain’s first parliamentary elections since a failed pro-democracy uprising in 2011, with the opposition boycotting the polls.

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"We have never been so close," says German minister at Iran nuclear talks

Sunday, 23 November 2014 12:07 PM

The US, the UK, France, Germany, Russia and China began talks with Iranian officials on Tuesday, 18 November, 2014.

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Shi'ite opposition boycotts Bahrain elections

Sunday, 23 November 2014 12:07 PM

Bahrainis cast their ballots in elections boycotted by the Shi'ite Muslim opposition over accusations that constituency changes would still favor the Sunni Muslim majority represented by the ruling family.

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Tunisia set to vote in first free presidential elections

Sunday, 23 November 2014 12:06 PM

The country which kick started the Arab Spring is completing its transition to democracy four years on from the revolution with its first free presidential elections.

US releases Guantanamo prisoner to Saudi Arabia
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US releases Guantanamo prisoner to Saudi Arabia

Sunday, 23 November 2014 9:49 AM

Review board took into account the uncorroborated nature of the information about his links to al Qaeda as well as his expressions of regret

US-led strikes have killed 910 in Syria - monitor
Middle East»

US-led strikes have killed 910 in Syria - monitor

Saturday, 22 November 2014 4:12 PM

Of those killed since the start of the campaign against ISIL two months ago, 52 are civilians and 785 are ISIL members, according to Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

Bahrain holds elections as Shi'ite opposition boycotts vote
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Bahrain holds elections as Shi'ite opposition boycotts vote

Saturday, 22 November 2014 2:22 PM

Parliamentary and municipality elections not expected to resolve political turmoil in the kingdom

Saudi Arabia leans on Gulf states to close ranks as region boils
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Saudi Arabia leans on Gulf states to close ranks as region boils

Saturday, 22 November 2014 1:43 PM

Iran's nuclear work is abiding concern for Gulf Arabs

FIFA’s compliance chief to analyse 2018/2022 World Cup report
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FIFA’s compliance chief to analyse 2018/2022 World Cup report

Friday, 21 November 2014 1:38 PM

FIFA's ethics judge and investigator agree World Cup bid report should be further reviewed

Riyadh signs $2bn contract with French company to modernise bus network
Transport»

Riyadh signs $2bn contract with French company to modernise bus network

Friday, 21 November 2014 1:37 PM

French state-owned operator RATP to supply 1,000 buses as part of project

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Expats need to count the hidden costs of living in UAE – report
Culture & Society»

Expats need to count the hidden costs of living in UAE – report

Friday, 21 November 2014 1:37 PM

Economist report says expats should not assume they are going to pocket the difference of the UAE's tax break

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Egypt says pardon for Al Jazeera journalists
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Egypt says pardon for Al Jazeera journalists "being discussed"

Thursday, 20 November 2014 8:02 PM

President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi has previously refused to intervene in the case

UAE official says groups may appeal against inclusion on terror list
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UAE official says groups may appeal against inclusion on terror list

Thursday, 20 November 2014 7:58 PM

US State Department said it was seeking more information on why some American organisations were included


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