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Kuwait central bank governor defends country’s finance laws
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Kuwait central bank governor defends country’s finance laws

Thursday, 29 September 2016 10:21 AM

Mohammad Yousef Al Hashel dismisses claims from Kuwait Commercial Bank of ‘restrictive’ regulation

Obama says Saudi 9/11 legislation sets 'dangerous precedent'
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Obama says Saudi 9/11 legislation sets 'dangerous precedent'

Thursday, 29 September 2016 9:25 AM

Law grants an exception to the legal principle of sovereign immunity in cases of terrorism on US soil, clearing the way for lawsuits seeking damages from the Saudi government

US approves $8bn fighter jet sales to Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain
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US approves $8bn fighter jet sales to Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain

Thursday, 29 September 2016 9:22 AM

Sales by Boeing, Lockheed Martin stalled for two years over concerns raised by Israel

Oman detains judge who criticised judiciary, says rights group
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Oman detains judge who criticised judiciary, says rights group

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 8:26 PM

Omani Human Rights Commission says Ali al-Numani, Oman's supreme court deputy, is being held in a police hospital

Saudi Arabia expects solution for stalled German gun exports
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Saudi Arabia expects solution for stalled German gun exports

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 7:17 PM

Senior Saudi military official says issue of delayed exports from Heckler & Koch will not damage relations

Jordan's king swears in new gov't headed by PM Mulki for second term
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Jordan's king swears in new gov't headed by PM Mulki for second term

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 5:02 PM

Foreign, finance and economic ministerial posts remain unchanged in new government

Sheikh Mohammed launches new strategy to shape UAE's future
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Sheikh Mohammed launches new strategy to shape UAE's future

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 3:41 PM

Dubai ruler announces the UAE Strategy for the Future, a roadmap that will take the nation to the next era of development

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UAE named MENA's most competitive economy, 16th globally
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UAE named MENA's most competitive economy, 16th globally

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 2:12 PM

World Economic Forum report ranks UAE in world's top 20 economies, ahead of Qatar and Saudi Arabia

Energy»

In pictures: 15th International Energy Forum in Algiers

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 12:54 PM

Oil prices rose modestly ahead of a meeting of producers from the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) cartel and Russia in Algeria on September 28 that could agree to cap supplies

Five arrested in Europe on suspicion of forming ISIL cell
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Five arrested in Europe on suspicion of forming ISIL cell

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 12:30 PM

Group accused of commissioning attacks, radicalisation, promoting Islamist militancy and acting as go-betweens for ISIL recruitment in Europe

New York launches ad campaign to fight anti-Muslim rhetoric, violence
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New York launches ad campaign to fight anti-Muslim rhetoric, violence

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 10:25 AM

Showing an array of photographs of Muslim men and women, the campaign reads "I am Muslim. I am NYC"

Football is united in Asia, says Sheikh Salman
Sport»

Football is united in Asia, says Sheikh Salman

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 10:13 AM

Qatar's Saoud Al-Mohannadi was barred from the election which prevented any new candidates declaring caused disquiet among AFC members

Saudis cut wage, benefit bill in delicate pursuit of austerity
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Saudis cut wage, benefit bill in delicate pursuit of austerity

Tuesday, 27 September 2016 7:33 PM

Some Saudis appear prepared to accept austerity following the signal that ministers would share the pain

Iran's Ahmadinejad says will not make presidential comeback
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Iran's Ahmadinejad says will not make presidential comeback

Tuesday, 27 September 2016 4:47 PM

Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says his candidacy would increase divisions in Iran

Access to finance 'critical' for GCC in era of low oil prices
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Access to finance 'critical' for GCC in era of low oil prices

Tuesday, 27 September 2016 1:43 PM

New report says GCC countries need to prioritise public spending and develop a more competitive banking sector


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