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Saudi launches seasonal work visa
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Saudi launches seasonal work visa

Tuesday, 1 September 2015 1:58 PM

The kingdom had previously only allowed seasonal workers related to Haj

Anti-ISIL coalition falling short, says Canada PM
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Anti-ISIL coalition falling short, says Canada PM

Tuesday, 1 September 2015 12:56 PM

Harper says the US-led campaign would need "a long and sustained strategy"

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Al-Sisi visits Singapore

Tuesday, 1 September 2015 12:54 PM

The visit to Singapore of Egyptian President of Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi marks the first presidential visit between the two nations. Al-Sisi will visit Indonesia and China during his Asian tour.

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France criticises Hungary's fence to stop migrants

Tuesday, 1 September 2015 12:53 PM

Hungary has been building a fence on its border with Serbia aimed at stopping the flow of migrants into the European Union, drawing criticism from the French Foreign Minister.

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ISIL announces new gold currency

Tuesday, 1 September 2015 12:52 PM

A heavily produced propaganda video from ISIL purports to show a newly minted form of coin currency for use within territory ISIL militants have claimed.

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Clooney's caseload: Amal's roll call of headline-grabbing legal battles

Tuesday, 1 September 2015 12:41 PM

British-Lebanese international lawyer Amal Clooney was the centre of attention at this week’s retrial of Al Jazeera journalists. However, from Wikileaks to Armenian genocide and the Bahrain conflict, even before her marriage to Hollywood actor George Clooney she has always been attracted to high profile, controversial and contentious international cases

Sheikh Hamdan issues new law on Dubai surveys
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Sheikh Hamdan issues new law on Dubai surveys

Tuesday, 1 September 2015 11:34 AM

New law will also protect the personal information of survey respondents.

British reporters charged with having terrorist links by Turkish court
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British reporters charged with having terrorist links by Turkish court

Tuesday, 1 September 2015 10:16 AM

Arrest of Vice News staff is likely to intensify concerns about press freedom as Ankara takes on a bigger role in the US-led coalition against ISIL

Saudi oil firm embroiled in Malaysia's anti-PM protests
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Saudi oil firm embroiled in Malaysia's anti-PM protests

Tuesday, 1 September 2015 9:22 AM

The Saudi firm has been linked to $700m allegedly paid into bank accounts controlled by the prime minister, who is now facing calls to resign

341 candidates to contest UAE elections after appeals period ends
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341 candidates to contest UAE elections after appeals period ends

Monday, 31 August 2015 7:06 PM

National Election Committee says 22% of candidates are women for the October 3 vote

Rising oil output boosts Saudi economic growth in Q2
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Rising oil output boosts Saudi economic growth in Q2

Monday, 31 August 2015 2:15 PM

Data suggest that growth looks likely to slow in coming months as low oil prices make themselves felt

EU to meet to discuss migrant crisis on Sept 14
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EU to meet to discuss migrant crisis on Sept 14

Monday, 31 August 2015 1:49 PM

European Union ministers have been called to an extraordinary meeting to discuss huge surge in irregular immigration

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Saudi women - candidates and voters

Monday, 31 August 2015 12:17 PM

Saudi Arabia allowed women to register to stand in local elections, in a historic first for the ultra-conservative Muslim kingdom.

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Hungary’s new asylum laws criticised by rights groups

Monday, 31 August 2015 12:17 PM

Human rights organisations say changes to asylum laws planned by Hungary’s government will encourage more people smuggling.

MENA professionals are a happy bunch, new poll finds
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MENA professionals are a happy bunch, new poll finds

Monday, 31 August 2015 12:05 PM

93% say they have a positive outlook on life, while 97% claim they’re healthy, new survey of 6,800 professionals revealed


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