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Egypt's EGPC says to buy 65% oil imports from UAE's ADNOC
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Egypt's EGPC says to buy 65% oil imports from UAE's ADNOC

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 4:31 PM

State oil company says government has approved one-year deal covering gasoline, diesel, heavy fuel and LPG

Saudi Arabia's top clerics speak out against militancy
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Saudi Arabia's top clerics speak out against militancy

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 2:47 PM

Top clerical council says terrorism is 'heinous crime' and perpetrators should be made an example of

Scottish independence will destabilise the whole of the UK, says NI minister
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Scottish independence will destabilise the whole of the UK, says NI minister

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 10:37 AM

Northern Irish Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Investment Arlene Foster believes the union is stronger staying together

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Qatar regulates charities after concern over ISIL funding
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Qatar regulates charities after concern over ISIL funding

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 10:09 AM

Gulf state's emir issues new law amid growing concern in the West about funding of militants in Syria and Iraq

Qatar rejects accusation it sent weapons to Libya
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Qatar rejects accusation it sent weapons to Libya

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 10:06 AM

Prime Minister Abdullah Al Thinni claimed Doha sent three military aircraft loaded with weapons to a Tripoli airport controlled by an armed opposition group

Turkey would welcome Muslim Brotherhood figures who leave Qatar - Erdogan
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Turkey would welcome Muslim Brotherhood figures who leave Qatar - Erdogan

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 11:13 AM

Official based in London said Qatar had asked seven senior figures from the movement to leave the country

Horse racing body slammed over lenient treatment of Bahrain Sheikh
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Horse racing body slammed over lenient treatment of Bahrain Sheikh

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 10:55 AM

The International Equestrian Federation failed to disqualify a member of the Bahraini royal family after his horse was twice beaten during endurance races

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Revealed: Who’s who in the US-led coalition against ISIL
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Revealed: Who’s who in the US-led coalition against ISIL

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 10:48 AM

Most have been vague about any specific role they might play

Dubai's Arabtec says unaware of potential stake sale by ex-CEO
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Dubai's Arabtec says unaware of potential stake sale by ex-CEO

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 10:07 AM

Shares jumped on Monday amid speculation of a deal to sell stake to Abu Dhabi's Aabar Investments

Kuwait makes first ministerial visit to Palestine in 20 years
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Kuwait makes first ministerial visit to Palestine in 20 years

Monday, 15 September 2014 1:45 PM

Foreign Minister’s meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is the first since the Palestinian Authority was created

'Qatar is still stealing our citizens': Bahrain
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'Qatar is still stealing our citizens': Bahrain

Monday, 15 September 2014 12:28 PM

Bahraini official says its Gulf neighbour is continuing to lure selected Bahraini families with privileges, despite promising to stop

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Australia to base troops in the UAE in fight against ISIL
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Australia to base troops in the UAE in fight against ISIL

Monday, 15 September 2014 10:26 AM

Fighter jets, other aircraft to join US-led strikes

Libyan PM accuses Qatar of sending planes with weapons to Tripoli
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Libyan PM accuses Qatar of sending planes with weapons to Tripoli

Monday, 15 September 2014 10:26 AM

Government had already accused Sudan of having tried to arm an Islamist-leaning group which seized Tripoli last month

US sees Middle East help fighting ISIL, Britain cautious after beheading
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US sees Middle East help fighting ISIL, Britain cautious after beheading

Monday, 15 September 2014 10:22 AM

Britain condemns hostage killing, keeps pledges vague

Several Arab countries offer to join air campaign on ISIL, says US
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Several Arab countries offer to join air campaign on ISIL, says US

Sunday, 14 September 2014 6:29 PM

Addition of Arab fighter jets could strengthen the credibility of the American-led campaign against militants


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