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WEF Middle East to be held in Jordan
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WEF Middle East to be held in Jordan

Saturday, 31 January 2015 6:03 PM

Jordan is to host the biannual event for the second consecutive time, on May 21-23

Why Saudi oil policy won't change
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Why Saudi oil policy won't change

Saturday, 31 January 2015 5:59 PM

King Salman's decision to keep Ali Al Naimi as oil minister signals the world's top crude exporter will not flinch from its policy of refusing to cut output.

US ground troops could be needed in Iraq - defense secretary
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US ground troops could be needed in Iraq - defense secretary

Saturday, 31 January 2015 5:43 PM

Chuck Hagel has said the US may eventually need to send non-combat ground troops to Iraq to help fight off ISIL

Japan says hostage negotiations with militants
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Japan says hostage negotiations with militants "deadlocked"

Saturday, 31 January 2015 4:45 PM

Japanese journalist is being held by the militants, who have also threatened to kill a Jordanian pilot unless Jordan releases a would-be suicide bomber on death row

ISIL seizes oil facility in northern Iraq
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ISIL seizes oil facility in northern Iraq

Saturday, 31 January 2015 4:34 PM

Fifteen workers at the oil station are missing after the company lost contact with them

Egypt lists armed wing of Palestine's Hamas as terrorist organisation
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Egypt lists armed wing of Palestine's Hamas as terrorist organisation

Saturday, 31 January 2015 4:13 PM

Hamas is an offshoot of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood which also has been declared a terrorist group

Japan, Jordan seek news on fate of ISIL captives
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Japan, Jordan seek news on fate of ISIL captives

Friday, 30 January 2015 2:05 PM

Deadline passed for release of Iraqi prisoner in Jordan

Wife of flogged Saudi blogger says his health is worsening
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Wife of flogged Saudi blogger says his health is worsening

Friday, 30 January 2015 2:03 PM

Raif Badawi received 50 lashes on Jan 9, the second of 20 rounds in total has twice been postponed on medical grounds.

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Saudi king orders payout to state employees
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Saudi king orders payout to state employees

Friday, 30 January 2015 1:56 PM

Reshuffled some top government jobs while keeping in place the oil, foreign, finance, defence and interior ministers.

Dubai urged to relax bankruptcy, bounced cheque rules
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Dubai urged to relax bankruptcy, bounced cheque rules

Thursday, 29 January 2015 1:52 PM

Deloitte report identifies regulatory changes required to enable Dubai to reach next level as financial hub

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New Greek government wastes no time

Thursday, 29 January 2015 12:52 PM

As the first move of the new anti-austerity Syriza-led government’s plan 'pan-European 'New Deal' that will lead Europe to a reboot', finance minister Yianis Varoufakis pledged to rehire sacked finance ministry cleaning staff who had been fighting a legal battle since they lost their jobs, spending months protesting outside government buildings.

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Spain: Kuwait takes part in FITUR 2015

Thursday, 29 January 2015 12:51 PM

The FITUR International Tourism Trade Fair has opened in Madrid, Spain, with the participation of 9,107 firms from 165 nations across the planet, including Kuwait.

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UN Gaza agency forced to suspend aid to refugees

Thursday, 29 January 2015 12:51 PM

A shortfall in funding has forced the UN agency in Gaza (UNWRA) to suspend aid to tens of thousands of Palestinians for repairs to homes damaged in the conflict last summer.

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Family of Jordanian pilot urges ISIL prisoner swap for his release

Thursday, 29 January 2015 12:51 PM

Hundreds of people join the relatives of a Jordanian pilot held hostage by ISIL to urge their government to meet the demands of the militants.

Saudi Arabia hits out at 'false' reports state TV blurred image of Michelle Obama
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Saudi Arabia hits out at 'false' reports state TV blurred image of Michelle Obama

Thursday, 29 January 2015 12:37 PM

Washington embassy criticises reports the First Lady's image was edited because she was not wearing a headscarf

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