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UAE's rising cost of living is big concern for expats - HSBC
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UAE's rising cost of living is big concern for expats - HSBC

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 2:23 PM

Bahrain, Qatar and Oman are more popular destinations for expats than the UAE, according to HSBC survey

Kuwaiti detainees slit arms in protest over 'illegal' detention
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Kuwaiti detainees slit arms in protest over 'illegal' detention

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 1:21 PM

About 80 prisoners claim they are still being held despite having completed their jail terms, some as much as 18 months ago

Saudi builders falsely declaring workers as disabled
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Saudi builders falsely declaring workers as disabled

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 1:21 PM

Labour ministry launches new card to counter abuse of government subsidies

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APEC ministers meet in China

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 12:43 PM

Finance ministers from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum met on October 22, 2014, in Beijing, China, to discuss the backdrop of global economic, political and health concerns including slowing growth in China and the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

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Hong Kong: Demonstrators in talks with government

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 12:43 PM

After four weeks of protests, Hong Kong’s government held talks with the representatives of the Hong Kong Federation of Students on October 21, 2014. The government offered to submit an official report to Beijing that reflects the protesters’ views, but wouldn’t ask China’s leadership to revoke its plan to impose limits on how the city’s leader is elected.

Culture & Society»

Abu Dhabi Louvre: Between vision and reality

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 12:43 PM

From studying the possibility of opening a branch of the Louvre museum in Abu Dhabi in 2006 to this week’s announcement of the full installation of the Louvre Abu Dhabi dome structure, The Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC) is a step closer to completing one of the world’s premier cultural institutions - Louvre Abu Dhabi. Designed by Pritzker-prize winning architect Jean Nouvel, Louvre Abu Dhabi will encompass 9,200 square metres of art galleries located in the heart of the Saadiyat Cultural District.

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Governments increase spending on surveillance

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 12:42 PM

National budgets for internal security are seeing a massive hike around the world, as governments increase spending over fears of internal threats. Cyber surveillance, border security and protection of infrastructure are big priorities; with Asia, Africa and the Middle East seeing huge increases in their domestic security budgets.

Transport»

Germany's pilot strike grounds 1,500 flights

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 12:42 PM

The German airline Lufthansa has been hit by another 24 hour strike. It's the latest in a series of walkouts over retirement benefits. A German court has refused to declare the strikes illegal even though the transport minister says they're killing the economy.

Egypt plans cash benefits in early 2015 to offset subsidy cuts
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Egypt plans cash benefits in early 2015 to offset subsidy cuts

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 11:52 AM

First phase for 2m people at cost of $350m

I have “a fundamental difference” with the oil minister, says Prince Alwaleed
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I have “a fundamental difference” with the oil minister, says Prince Alwaleed

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 11:38 AM

Saudi businessman was asked in a US interview if the minister should resign

Pentagon says ISIL fight costing $7.6m per day since Aug. 8
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Pentagon says ISIL fight costing $7.6m per day since Aug. 8

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 10:09 AM

Rear Admiral John Kirby said the conflict in Iraq and Syria has cost about $424m since air strikes began

Egypt sets January 1 appeal date for Al Jazeera journalists
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Egypt sets January 1 appeal date for Al Jazeera journalists

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 7:49 PM

Journalists were convicted in July on charges of aiding a terrorist organisation in a verdict that was widely condemned internationally

Saudi Arabia, Kuwait shared zone tensions underlie oilfield closure
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Saudi Arabia, Kuwait shared zone tensions underlie oilfield closure

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 5:12 PM

Crude output from jointly-run offshore Khafji oilfield has been halted temporarily to comply with environmental rules

Oman studies ways to limit spending after oil price plunge
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Oman studies ways to limit spending after oil price plunge

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 4:48 PM

Government mulls spending curbs but insists it does not intend to cut infrastructure projects

EU imposes sanctions on UAE firm over Syria oil supplies
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EU imposes sanctions on UAE firm over Syria oil supplies

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 4:27 PM

European Union says action taken against Pangates International Corp Ltd, based in Sharjah


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