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Dubai, Abu Dhabi become more costly cities for expats to live
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Dubai, Abu Dhabi become more costly cities for expats to live

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 10:30 AM

Mercer says rising cost of housing and goods leading to higher cost of living

Saudi King appoints Mohammed Bin Salman as Crown Prince
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Saudi King appoints Mohammed Bin Salman as Crown Prince

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 7:57 AM

UPDATED - King Salman completes a gradual removal of powers from the previous prince Mohammed bin Nayef, who has been fired.

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Saudi Arabia, Iraq hail 'leap' in ties after Abadi visit
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Saudi Arabia, Iraq hail 'leap' in ties after Abadi visit

Tuesday, 20 June 2017 4:27 PM

Visit was Iraqi Prime Minister's first to Saudi Arabia since he took top office in 2014

One dead in new Bahrain bombing: ministry
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One dead in new Bahrain bombing: ministry

Tuesday, 20 June 2017 11:42 AM

Police also made several arrests in connection with a Sunday night bombing outside Manama

Saudi says 3 Iran guards caught on explosive-laden boat
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Saudi says 3 Iran guards caught on explosive-laden boat

Tuesday, 20 June 2017 10:43 AM

Iran said the three people detained were fishermen

Qatar wealth fund said to inject dollar deposits in local banks
Banking & Finance»

Qatar wealth fund said to inject dollar deposits in local banks

Tuesday, 20 June 2017 10:43 AM

Qatar Investment Authority has placed billions of dollars of cash with Qatari lenders after some banks in Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain started withdrawing funds

Qatar refuses entry to stranded families in Saudi Arabia
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Qatar refuses entry to stranded families in Saudi Arabia

Tuesday, 20 June 2017 10:37 AM

AFHR deplores Doha’s blatant violation of the rights of its citizens

Iraqi PM visits Saudi Arabia at time of Gulf turmoil
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Iraqi PM visits Saudi Arabia at time of Gulf turmoil

Monday, 19 June 2017 5:02 PM

Haider al-Abadi embarks on latest effort by the two countries to heal years of strained relations

UAE minister says Qatar's isolation could last 'years'
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UAE minister says Qatar's isolation could last 'years'

Monday, 19 June 2017 2:42 PM

Foreign minister says Qatar must abandon its support for 'extremist Islamists' before solution can be brokered

Bomb attack kills policeman in Bahrain: ministry
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Bomb attack kills policeman in Bahrain: ministry

Monday, 19 June 2017 12:07 PM

The attack late Sunday occurred in Diraz, west of the capital Manama

Kuwait’s Emir continues mediation effort to end Gulf row
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Kuwait’s Emir continues mediation effort to end Gulf row

Monday, 19 June 2017 9:12 AM

Fatigue or difficulty will not stop quest to re-establish bonds, says Sheikh Sabah

No air fare hike on Doha route, says Oman Air
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No air fare hike on Doha route, says Oman Air

Sunday, 18 June 2017 4:05 PM

Lower airfares have been sold out due to increased demand, carrier said.

Kuwait commutes death sentence of 'pro-Iran cell leader'
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Kuwait commutes death sentence of 'pro-Iran cell leader'

Sunday, 18 June 2017 3:17 PM

Hasan Abdulhadi Ali was sentenced to death he was convicted of being "the mastermind of a cell" of 26 Shiites accused of plotting attacks in Kuwait

Revealed: How Saudi Arabia's deficit could rise to 10% of GDP
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Revealed: How Saudi Arabia's deficit could rise to 10% of GDP

Sunday, 18 June 2017 2:34 PM

Bank of America Merrill Lynch research says $40 per barrel oil would render country's net fiscal proceeds 'insufficient'

GCC will see 'modest' growth until 2019, says World Bank
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GCC will see 'modest' growth until 2019, says World Bank

Sunday, 18 June 2017 11:50 AM

Non-oil sector has bottomed out but growth weighed down by oil production cuts


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