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UAE expects to award $5.4bn deals at Idex
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UAE expects to award $5.4bn deals at Idex

Sunday, 19 February 2017 6:18 PM

Over 1,200 companies are participating at Idex, the region's largest defence expo

UAE Navy buys US missiles to protect ships
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UAE Navy buys US missiles to protect ships

Sunday, 19 February 2017 6:17 PM

Missiles will be used to protect country’s Baynunah-class corvettes

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Google exec presents lecture at Majlis Mohamed bin Zayed in Abu Dhabi

Sunday, 19 February 2017 3:20 PM

HH Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi and Abu Dhabi Executive Council Member, attends a lecture titled The Shifting Frontier of Technology and Public Policy: A Healthy Disregard for the Impossible.

UAE inflation drops to 1.2% in December
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UAE inflation drops to 1.2% in December

Sunday, 19 February 2017 3:04 PM

Housing and utility costs accounted for over 34.1 percent of consumer expenses

New US travel ban to spare green card holders, Trump official say
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New US travel ban to spare green card holders, Trump official say

Sunday, 19 February 2017 9:58 AM

President looking at a "more streamlined version"

Gulf States to maintain defence spending despite oil price slump
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Gulf States to maintain defence spending despite oil price slump

Sunday, 19 February 2017 9:58 AM

Saudi Arabia's total defence budget is forecast at $82 billion in 2016, while that of UAE is put at $15.1 billion

Trump's defence chief lands in UAE
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Trump's defence chief lands in UAE

Sunday, 19 February 2017 9:58 AM

Jim Mattis met with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed

Gulf countries urged to build up military manufacturing base
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Gulf countries urged to build up military manufacturing base

Friday, 17 February 2017 1:18 AM

New report says new approach to military capabilities is required in region to protect themselves against potential threats

Oman mulls taking early payments for oil deliveries
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Oman mulls taking early payments for oil deliveries

Thursday, 16 February 2017 2:35 PM

Sources say Oman's national oil company might get paid as much as two years before oil is delivered

GCC firms warned over risks from 2018 VAT launch
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GCC firms warned over risks from 2018 VAT launch

Thursday, 16 February 2017 2:32 PM

Fitch Ratings says regional VAT plan could put pressure on profits and cash flows in some industries

Technology»

Video: How this Syrian refugee became a tech mentor

Thursday, 16 February 2017 12:47 PM

Asem Hasna lost his leg in Syria and traveled from Jordan to Germany.

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In pictures: Iranian President Rouhani visits Kuwait and Oman

Thursday, 16 February 2017 12:43 PM

Hassan Rouhani begins a one-day trip to Oman and Kuwait, his first since taking power in 2013

Antigua and Barbuda: The best is yet to come
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Antigua and Barbuda: The best is yet to come

Thursday, 16 February 2017 11:41 AM

Prime Minister Gaston Browne says he is strengthening his islands’ links with the Middle East

Iran president says wants good ties with Gulf ahead of regional trip
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Iran president says wants good ties with Gulf ahead of regional trip

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 1:58 PM

Hassan Rouhani begins visits to Oman and Kuwait, his first since taking power in 2013

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Video: Aleppo's citizens work to restore battered heritage

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 1:21 PM

In the rubble-strewn square outside Aleppo's ancient citadel and under the scorched vaults of its covered souk, workmen are starting to repair damage to the war-torn Syrian city's priceless historical heritage.


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