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Top UAE tycoon urges new rules on succession for family businesses
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Top UAE tycoon urges new rules on succession for family businesses

Monday, 27 April 2015 4:19 PM

Abdulaziz al-Ghurair wants to see the introduction of wills and trusts that are compliant with Islamic principles

Kuwait puts freeze on expat population
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Kuwait puts freeze on expat population

Monday, 27 April 2015 1:45 PM

New foreigners will only be allowed into the country if they’re replacing an exiting worker - report

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Red Cross on 'catastrophic' situation in Yemen

Monday, 27 April 2015 12:46 PM

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) warned of a 'catastrophic' humanitarian situation in Yemen, with fuel supplies reaching 'zero levels' and an acute shortage of food and water leading to soaring prices.

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Sultan Al Qassemi in conversation with David Plouffe, Uber SVP

Monday, 27 April 2015 12:46 PM

Uber, together with the Harvard Business School Club of the GCC and the Harvard Kennedy School Alumni Network of the UAE, bring together Sultan Al Qassemi in conversation with David Plouffe, Uber SVP widely known as the ‘architect’ of President Obama’s campaign, on creating the right eco-system for technology and innovation to thrive.

Bahrain GDP hits 4.5% in 2014
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Bahrain GDP hits 4.5% in 2014

Monday, 27 April 2015 12:12 PM

Around 80% of the country's revenue now comes from areas other than hydrocarbons

Yemeni foreign minister rejects peace talks call from ex-president
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Yemeni foreign minister rejects peace talks call from ex-president

Monday, 27 April 2015 12:06 PM

Ali Abdullah Saleh called on all Yemenis to return to political dialogue to find a solution to the country's spiralling conflict

Saudi military plane crashes during training
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Saudi military plane crashes during training

Monday, 27 April 2015 12:05 PM

Pilot and a trainee from the King Faisal Air Academy in Riyadh were killed on Sunday

Saudi Arabia sues Kuwaiti MP over Yemen criticism
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Saudi Arabia sues Kuwaiti MP over Yemen criticism

Monday, 27 April 2015 10:08 AM

A Kuwaiti MP has been accused of insulting Saudi Arabia after he criticised the Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen during a TV interview

Israel eyes dialogue with Arab states over nuclear issue
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Israel eyes dialogue with Arab states over nuclear issue

Monday, 27 April 2015 10:01 AM

Country will take part as an observer in a major nuclear non-proliferation conference, ending a 20-year absence

Kuwait plans significant visa fee increases
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Kuwait plans significant visa fee increases

Sunday, 26 April 2015 3:05 PM

Visas categories such as business and tourist would incur charges for the first time, while most other fees would be doubled

Egypt's trial of Mursi 'badly flawed', says Human Rights Watch
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Egypt's trial of Mursi 'badly flawed', says Human Rights Watch

Sunday, 26 April 2015 2:31 PM

Rights group says court proceedings against former President appear to have been politically motivated

Saudi-led air strikes hit Yemeni capital
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Saudi-led air strikes hit Yemeni capital

Sunday, 26 April 2015 1:54 PM

Bombings are first raids on Sanaa since a Saudi-led alliance said last week it was scaling back campaign

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Yemen’s hospitals ‘on brink of collapse’

Sunday, 26 April 2015 12:38 PM

Hospitals across Yemen are struggling to cope with the flow of casualties after nearly a month of conflict.

The Med: Migrant rescue mission must extend closer to Libya - Amnesty International
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The Med: Migrant rescue mission must extend closer to Libya - Amnesty International

Sunday, 26 April 2015 12:16 PM

EU boosted rescue budget but no mandate to approach Libya

US, allies conduct 15 air strikes in Syria, Iraq
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US, allies conduct 15 air strikes in Syria, Iraq

Sunday, 26 April 2015 10:40 AM

All of the strikes in Syria hit targets near Kobani, destroying four fighting positions and a boat


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