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Qatar's Q1 GDP growth slows to lowest level since 2011
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Qatar's Q1 GDP growth slows to lowest level since 2011

Friday, 26 August 2016 12:21 AM

Preliminary first-quarter gross domestic product data shows annual growth on 1.1%

Saudi inflation rate falls to year-low in July
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Saudi inflation rate falls to year-low in July

Friday, 26 August 2016 12:21 AM

New official figures reveal that inflation drops to 3.8% despite 9.4% jump in transport costs

Kerry, Saudi ruler hold talks to discuss ways to end Yemen conflict
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Kerry, Saudi ruler hold talks to discuss ways to end Yemen conflict

Thursday, 25 August 2016 3:41 PM

US Secretary of State meets King Salman and deputy crown prince in Jeddah in bid to resume peace talks between warring sides

Qatar's recruited Rio athletes stir debate on citizenship
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Qatar's recruited Rio athletes stir debate on citizenship

Thursday, 25 August 2016 3:09 PM

23 of the 39 athletes representing Qatar in Rio were born outside the Gulf state and brought in to help the country flourish

Kuwaiti MP proposes law amendment for gas prices hike
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Kuwaiti MP proposes law amendment for gas prices hike

Thursday, 25 August 2016 1:49 PM

Khalil Al-Saleh says the government should refer to the National Assembly for approval first

Saudi-led air strikes responsible for most Yemen civilian deaths - UN
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Saudi-led air strikes responsible for most Yemen civilian deaths - UN

Thursday, 25 August 2016 1:49 PM

UN human rights office says coalition has committed other violations that may contravene international law

Oman gov't budget deficit grows to $9.1bn in H1
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Oman gov't budget deficit grows to $9.1bn in H1

Thursday, 25 August 2016 1:33 PM

Oman is imposing a series of austerity measures as it struggles to cope with lower oil prices

Politics & Economics»

Video: Gunmen attack American university in Kabul, students trapped

Thursday, 25 August 2016 1:13 PM

Gunmen have attacked the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul, trapping foreign staff and students inside

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In pictures: John Kerry in Saudi on Yemen peace talks

Thursday, 25 August 2016 12:44 PM

Kerry arrived in Saudi Arabia to push for peace in Yemen after UN-brokered talks collapsed despite global concern over mounting civilian casualties.

IMF approves $732m loan to Jordan
Banking & Finance»

IMF approves $732m loan to Jordan

Thursday, 25 August 2016 10:41 AM

Deal is focused on reducing public debt to 77 percent of GDP by 2021 from 94 percent now

Dubai an 'ideal base' for companies looking to grow into Asia
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Dubai an 'ideal base' for companies looking to grow into Asia

Thursday, 25 August 2016 9:37 AM

Emirate well-placed to take advantage of globalised economy, says Emirates NBD asset management chief

71% confident of Dubai's global financial strength ahead of Brexit
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71% confident of Dubai's global financial strength ahead of Brexit

Thursday, 25 August 2016 9:21 AM

More than half of investment professionals expect Middle East firms to reduce UK presence, says CFA Institute survey

John Kerry to discuss Yemen, Syria with Gulf states
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John Kerry to discuss Yemen, Syria with Gulf states

Wednesday, 24 August 2016 8:41 PM

US Secretary of State will present proposals on ending Yemen's conflict and resuming peace talks

Saudi's Prince Mohammed to discuss reform drive on visits to China, Japan
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Saudi's Prince Mohammed to discuss reform drive on visits to China, Japan

Wednesday, 24 August 2016 1:59 PM

Deputy Crown Prince will present his economic reform plan which envisages state spending of $72bn in the next five years

Politics & Economics»

Video: Syrian forces and Kurdish fighters ‘agree to Hasaka ceasefire’

Wednesday, 24 August 2016 12:52 PM

After days of heavy fighting, a ceasefire has finally been implemented in the northern Syrian city of Hasaka.


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