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The curious case of David Haigh
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The curious case of David Haigh

Saturday, 1 November 2014 1:58 AM

The story of how David Haigh went from football fan and manager of his favourite English club to a lengthy stay in a Dubai prison on fraud allegations has gripped newspaper headlines on both sides of the world

Abu Dhabi's inflation rate edges up to 3.7% in September
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Abu Dhabi's inflation rate edges up to 3.7% in September

Friday, 31 October 2014 10:31 AM

Latest figures show housing and utility costs drive increase, rising 5.4% year-on-year

UAE named among most improved business-friendly economies
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UAE named among most improved business-friendly economies

Friday, 31 October 2014 10:31 AM

World Bank's Doing Business 2015 report says UAE has made big strides to improve business environment

Crude control
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Crude control

Friday, 31 October 2014 2:34 AM

The startling fall in the oil price has renewed questions about some Gulf countries’ budgetary policies. An OPEC meeting later this month and Saudi Arabia’s 2015 budget will offer clues as to how some of the world’s biggest exporters plan to tackle the issue

Qatar gov't revenue at record high, spending falls 6.6%
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Qatar gov't revenue at record high, spending falls 6.6%

Friday, 31 October 2014 2:26 AM

Central bank says work on some large infrastructure projects in the country has been slowed

Saudi diplomat arrested for 'erratic driving'
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Saudi diplomat arrested for 'erratic driving'

Thursday, 30 October 2014 1:25 PM

Diplomat faces four charges but is unlikely to be punished due to diplomatic immunity

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US issues security alert for Western expats in the Middle East
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US issues security alert for Western expats in the Middle East

Thursday, 30 October 2014 1:21 PM

Embassies across the region have warned expats to be extra vigilant after an extremist group called for attacks against Westerners

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Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim in London

Thursday, 30 October 2014 12:27 PM

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron meets the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani inside 10 Downing Street in London.

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Kenya's Somali refugees divided on homeland

Thursday, 30 October 2014 12:25 PM

The UN Human Rights Commission is calling attention to some 300,000 refugees who have escaped conflict and famine from neighbouring Somalia.

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Hong Kong marks 'Umbrella Revolution' milestone

Thursday, 30 October 2014 12:25 PM

Demonstrators want an end to Beijing's power to vet candidates for Hong Kong's 2017 elections.

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India urges thousands to move from airport slum

Thursday, 30 October 2014 12:25 PM

Thousands of Indians live on the doorstep of Mumbai airport. That's creating security concerns so the homes have to go.

Sweden to officially recognise Palestinian statehood
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Sweden to officially recognise Palestinian statehood

Thursday, 30 October 2014 11:16 AM

Announcement marks the first major European country to do so

Britain's Cameron appeals to Qatar emir for more investment
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Britain's Cameron appeals to Qatar emir for more investment

Thursday, 30 October 2014 9:22 AM

Urges Gulf state to invest in developing the north

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Don't panic over oil price collapse, says OPEC chief
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Don't panic over oil price collapse, says OPEC chief

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 2:38 PM

Steep drop in oil prices has raised the question of whether OPEC will cut its output to support the market

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Libya rival militias contest Kikla area

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 12:54 PM

The Libya Dawn coalition is trying to take a crossing near the town of Kikla from a local militia.


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