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Saudi mufti tells young Saudis not to heed call to jihad
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Saudi mufti tells young Saudis not to heed call to jihad

Thursday, 28 August 2014 3:40 PM

Call from Sheikh Abdulaziz Al al-Sheikh is latest salvo in an anti-militant campaign by Gulf kingdom

Egypt queries Mursi over documents 'leaked' to Qatar's Al Jazeera
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Egypt queries Mursi over documents 'leaked' to Qatar's Al Jazeera

Thursday, 28 August 2014 3:09 PM

Relations between Qatar and Egypt have been tense since mid-2013 when Sisi toppled former president Mursi

Saudi Arabia denies axing shorter work week plan
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Saudi Arabia denies axing shorter work week plan

Thursday, 28 August 2014 1:31 PM

Labour Ministry strongly denies reports that plans to enforce a two-day weekend in the private sector have been shelved

Qatar 'ready to rebuild Gaza'
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Qatar 'ready to rebuild Gaza'

Thursday, 28 August 2014 11:39 AM

Rich Gulf state said the recent ceasefire with Israel was a tribute to the "resistance and the sacrifices" of the Palestinians during 50 days of conflict

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Palestinians left to rebuild lives and homes

Thursday, 28 August 2014 11:37 AM

Gaza and Israel are enjoying the first day of a long-term ceasefire. Both sides are claiming victory, but the cost of the damage to Gaza has been estimated to be at least $6 billion.

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Japan sounds bluefin warning, calls for 50% catch cut

Thursday, 28 August 2014 11:36 AM

Faced with a recent report that the bluefin tuna population is close to collapse, Tokyo has done an about-turn and decided to slash catches by half.

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IMF’s Lagarde under investigation

Thursday, 28 August 2014 11:36 AM

The director of the IMF and former French finance minister Christine Lagarde has been formally placed under investigation for negligence by a court in France.

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Anti-government protests in Pakistan continue

Thursday, 28 August 2014 11:35 AM

Supporters of the Canada-based preacher Tahir-ul-Qadri continue protests against the government in front of the Parliament in Islamabad.

IMF's Lagarde put under investigation in French fraud case
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IMF's Lagarde put under investigation in French fraud case

Thursday, 28 August 2014 9:47 AM

Lagarde was questioned by magistrates over allegations that tycoon Bernard Tapie won a large arbitration payout due to his political connections

Top Saudi officials head to Qatar in bid to heal rift
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Top Saudi officials head to Qatar in bid to heal rift

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 7:29 PM

Three Saudi princes, including Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal, fly to Qatar as part of diplomatic push

Saudi Arabia executes almost one a day in August
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Saudi Arabia executes almost one a day in August

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 1:44 PM

At least 20 people have been executed in Saudi Arabia since August 4 in what human rights groups have said is a “deeply disturbing” surge

Saudi Arabia said to shelve plan for shorter working week
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Saudi Arabia said to shelve plan for shorter working week

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 1:43 PM

Plan to give private sector workers a two-day weekend off is reportedly put on ice after pressure from business community

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Pro-government demonstrations in Yemen

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 12:14 PM

Demonstrators expressed support to Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi on August 26, 2014, in the country’s capital Sana, for the government’s decision to abandon talks with Shiite rebels.

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EU assists in Russia-Ukraine peace talks

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 12:14 PM

The EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton has supported a dialogue between Russia’s Putin and Ukraine’s Poroshenko who are meeting in Minsk for key talks, after the US warned of a 'significant escalation' in the crisis over Ukraine and Kiev announced the capture of 10 Russian paratroopers.

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Thousands attend Yemen pro-government rally

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 12:11 PM

In a show of support for the government, thousands of people have rallied in Yemen's capital denouncing rival protests.


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    Smoke-free Dubai - the big debate

    Surprisingly the only studies that show a negative financial impact of the smoking ban on the hospitality industry are sponsored by tobacco companies ... more

    Wednesday, 27 August 2014 4:19 PM - Telcoguy
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    UAE teens among the highest for obesity rates

    @MT3, harsh and callous as it may sound nice's analysis is spot on for expats; the impact on us is minimal. Certainly for the locals it is (rather it will... more

    Thursday, 28 August 2014 9:05 AM - Telcoguy
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    Saudi Arabia said to shelve plan for shorter working week

    @staff writer, arabian business...kindly explain the last line of this article..specially the word "unskilled labour". If the labour is unskilled what... more

    Thursday, 28 August 2014 9:08 AM - Fahad