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Dubai bumps up state maternity leave
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Dubai bumps up state maternity leave

Sunday, 30 April 2017 5:44 PM

The Decree aims to promote a balance between career and family, and support the rights of working women

Kuwait to raise sovereign borrowing ceiling to $65bn
Banking & Finance»

Kuwait to raise sovereign borrowing ceiling to $65bn

Sunday, 30 April 2017 3:06 PM

New law being drafted, country plans second bond issuance in 2018

The GCC is behind schedule on VAT: Kuwaiti finance minister
Banking & Finance»

The GCC is behind schedule on VAT: Kuwaiti finance minister

Sunday, 30 April 2017 2:25 PM

Region still lacks solid infrastructure for implementing value added tax

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Video: Germany approves partial burqa ban

Sunday, 30 April 2017 11:58 AM

German MPs in the lower house of parliament have approved a partial ban on the burqa.

Dubai wants as much as possible from women
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Dubai wants as much as possible from women

Sunday, 30 April 2017 10:04 AM

Comment: Even compared to countries 1,000 years old, the UAE is doing just as much to help women reach their potential

Exclusive: Kuwait’s Deputy PM defends country’s attempts to address budget deficits
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Exclusive: Kuwait’s Deputy PM defends country’s attempts to address budget deficits

Sunday, 30 April 2017 9:52 AM

Finance Minister, who is also the Deputy Prime Minister, reveals his most detailed reform plan to date

GCC rejects
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GCC rejects "terrorism" and "foreign interference"

Sunday, 30 April 2017 8:43 AM

"The biggest challenge facing any state ... is preserving its national unity against foreign and domestic threats"

Dubai ruler launches council to enhance UAE's reputation
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Dubai ruler launches council to enhance UAE's reputation

Saturday, 29 April 2017 5:47 PM

Sheikh Mohammed says new initiative aims to make the country "a global example of prestige and excellence"

China's Silicon Valley to host third Dubai Week event
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China's Silicon Valley to host third Dubai Week event

Saturday, 29 April 2017 12:54 AM

Shenzhen to host event to promote and catalyse economic development and cultural exchange

New Zealand commits to Dubai Expo 2020 participation
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New Zealand commits to Dubai Expo 2020 participation

Friday, 28 April 2017 1:14 AM

Officials hope Expo 2020 will open up investment, economic and trade opportunities for New Zealand firms

Qatar World Cup bidding targeted by French probe
Sport»

Qatar World Cup bidding targeted by French probe

Friday, 28 April 2017 1:13 AM

French probe is reportedly being led by a unit specialising in economic crimes

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Jailed Bahrain activist on hunger strike
Culture & Society»

Jailed Bahrain activist on hunger strike

Thursday, 27 April 2017 3:22 PM

Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, who also holds Danish citizenship, is an outspoken critic of Bahrain's Al-Khalifa monarchy

Politics & Economics»

Video: Women strive for gender equality

Thursday, 27 April 2017 1:05 PM

The G20 group of nations has been warned that ongoing gender inequality is costing trillions of dollars in lost GDP.

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Video: One moment from each of Trump's first days

Thursday, 27 April 2017 1:05 PM

The first 100 days of a new administration come at you fast, so look back at one moment from each day from the Trump presidency so far.

Saudi coast guard thwarts bomb attack on Aramco terminal
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Saudi coast guard thwarts bomb attack on Aramco terminal

Thursday, 27 April 2017 9:08 AM

Coast guard intercepted unmanned boat entering Saudi waters


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Qatar World Cup bidding targeted by French probe

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