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EU officials praise conditions for Saadiyat construction workers
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EU officials praise conditions for Saadiyat construction workers

Saturday, 30 May 2015 1:47 AM

European Union officials are given tour of Saadiyat Accommodation Village by Abu Dhabi master developer TDIC

Qatar defends 2022 World Cup tournament bid as 'ethical'
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Qatar defends 2022 World Cup tournament bid as 'ethical'

Friday, 29 May 2015 2:57 PM

World Cup organising committee says it will comply with further investigations into the award if asked

Kuwaiti power-broker Sheikh Ahmad backs Blatter for top FIFA job
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Kuwaiti power-broker Sheikh Ahmad backs Blatter for top FIFA job

Friday, 29 May 2015 11:15 AM

Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, one of the most powerful men in world sport, says Blatter is still right man for the job

When Palmyra rivalled the Roman Empire
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When Palmyra rivalled the Roman Empire

Friday, 29 May 2015 9:22 AM

Spectacular ruins preserved in the Syrian desert city have borne witness to her former glory for centuries but now face ISIL attack

Al Jazeera reporter Greste fears Egyptian conviction in absentia
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Al Jazeera reporter Greste fears Egyptian conviction in absentia

Friday, 29 May 2015 9:17 AM

Retrial resumes in Cairo next week after Australian was deported after spending 400 days in Egyptian jail

New FIFA chief 'must end abuses' amid Qatar worker concerns
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New FIFA chief 'must end abuses' amid Qatar worker concerns

Friday, 29 May 2015 1:02 AM

Call by Human Rights Watch follows concerns voiced about treatment of construction workers in 2022-host Qatar

Saudi's net foreign assets shrink by $11.8bn amid low oil prices
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Saudi's net foreign assets shrink by $11.8bn amid low oil prices

Friday, 29 May 2015 1:01 AM

Central bank says assets fell 1.7% in April compared to previous month as kingdom drew on its reserves

Kuwaiti health ministry said to fire 3,000 staff
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Kuwaiti health ministry said to fire 3,000 staff

Thursday, 28 May 2015 1:37 PM

All employees on fixed wages will no longer have jobs from May 31, according to Al Anba newspaper.

Visa threatens to ditch FIFA as sponsor dismay mounts
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Visa threatens to ditch FIFA as sponsor dismay mounts

Thursday, 28 May 2015 1:25 PM

Nike says cooperating with authorities; Adidas, Coca-Cola Hyundai, McDonalds, Anheuser-Busch concerned

Blatter says 'shame and humiliation' brought on FIFA
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Blatter says 'shame and humiliation' brought on FIFA

Thursday, 28 May 2015 1:23 PM

FIFA President makes first public appearance following arrests of top officials; refuses to step down

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Protests ahead of G7 summit in Dresden

Thursday, 28 May 2015 11:55 AM

Protests were held ahead of a G7 meeting of finance ministers, on May 27, 2015 in Dresden, south-eastern Germany.

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Kuwait: Organisation of Islamic Corporation conference on terrorism

Thursday, 28 May 2015 11:54 AM

Foreign ministers of the 57-member Organisation of Islamic Cooperation are taking part in the 42nd Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of the Organisation of Islamic Corporation (OIC) with the theme 'Joint Vision to Strengthen Tolerance and Reject Terrorism'. The two-day conference kicked off at Bayan palace in Kuwait City on May 27, 2015.

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EU and Switzerland agree to clamp down on tax evasion

Thursday, 28 May 2015 11:52 AM

A deal has been signed between the European Union (EU) and Switzerland in an effort to clamp down on tax evasion.

Saudisation forces 130,000 contractors to close
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Saudisation forces 130,000 contractors to close

Thursday, 28 May 2015 11:29 AM

Contractors say several government projects are at risk because employment laws are forcing companies to shut up shop

Asia backs embattled Blatter and endorses FIFA election
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Asia backs embattled Blatter and endorses FIFA election

Thursday, 28 May 2015 10:48 AM

AFC, which represents 47 members nations including Gulf states, has been a staunch ally of Blatter


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