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French jets first to strike suspected IS target in Iraq
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French jets first to strike suspected IS target in Iraq

Friday, 19 September 2014 6:23 PM

Air strike is the first in US-led military campaign against militants in Iraq and Syria

Scotland says no in vote on independence
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Scotland says no in vote on independence

Friday, 19 September 2014 10:12 AM

More than 55% of Scottish population spurn chance to split from the United Kingdom in historic vote

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Dubai, Doha ready to host Olympics, says OCA chief
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Dubai, Doha ready to host Olympics, says OCA chief

Friday, 19 September 2014 1:08 AM

President of Olympic Council of Asia says both cities are capable of being hosts but admits they would face criticsm

Bahrain releases prominent human rights activist awaiting trial
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Bahrain releases prominent human rights activist awaiting trial

Friday, 19 September 2014 1:08 AM

Ministry of Interior says Maryam al-Khawaja has been freed amid international criticism of her treatment

How the Ukrainian crisis could cause tremors in the Gulf
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How the Ukrainian crisis could cause tremors in the Gulf

Thursday, 18 September 2014 8:58 PM

Moscow is likely to continue expanding its arms trade with its new Middle Eastern partners, says Armand Arton

Cheaper oil 'no big threat' to Gulf economies, say analysts
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Cheaper oil 'no big threat' to Gulf economies, say analysts

Thursday, 18 September 2014 3:42 PM

Huge financial reserves in region arre expected to cushion countries from impact of lower oil price

Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed meets UN refugee chief
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Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed meets UN refugee chief

Thursday, 18 September 2014 2:04 PM

Prince Alwaleed and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres discussed the World Humanitarian Forum to be held in Turkey

ISIS threat 'will affect region's economy'
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ISIS threat 'will affect region's economy'

Thursday, 18 September 2014 2:03 PM

The Italian ambassador to Saudi Arabia has warned if ISIS is not contained soon, investors will be turned off the Middle East

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Quarter of Yemenis suffer from hunger

Thursday, 18 September 2014 12:37 PM

Despite the fall in the number of people suffering from hunger, the progress to cut hunger is particularly slow in Yemen, one of the world's poorest countries, where one quarter of the population does not have enough food.

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US could deploy ground forces in ISIL fight

Thursday, 18 September 2014 12:37 PM

American ground troops could be deployed against Islamic State and the Levante (ISIL) fighters in Iraq, according to the most senior US military officer.

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Chinese President in India to Discuss Trade

Thursday, 18 September 2014 12:35 PM

Chinese President Xi Jinping has been on a three day visit to India, where he and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi are expected to discuss trade, infrastructure and territorial disputes.

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Emir of Qatar visits Germany

Thursday, 18 September 2014 12:35 PM

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the eighth and current Emir of the State of Qatar, known for his support of sporting events and his position as head of the Qatar Investment Authority board of directors, is visiting Berlin and Bavaria on his trip to the country

US House votes to arm Syrian rebels
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US House votes to arm Syrian rebels

Thursday, 18 September 2014 12:17 PM

Questions remain over whether it will give them the advanced weapons they say they need to defeat ISIL militants.

Qatar Emir promised Merkel to improve World Cup workers' safety
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Qatar Emir promised Merkel to improve World Cup workers' safety

Thursday, 18 September 2014 12:10 PM

“Things will change” for migrant workers helping to prepare the 2022 tournament, Sheikh Tamim told the German leader

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ISIL were planning random beheading in Sydney, claims Australian PM
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ISIL were planning random beheading in Sydney, claims Australian PM

Thursday, 18 September 2014 9:44 AM

Militants were planning to film demonstration killings, Tony Abbott said


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