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Iran reduces Airbus order slight amid US regulatory delays
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Iran reduces Airbus order slight amid US regulatory delays

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 12:09 PM

Iran reduces order by six – the ones that were due to be delivered in 2016

White House looks to persuade Congress on bill allowing 9/11 families to sue Saudi Arabia
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White House looks to persuade Congress on bill allowing 9/11 families to sue Saudi Arabia

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 9:57 AM

White House spokesman Josh Earnest repeated a promise that President Barack Obama would veto the bill

Qatar's Sheikh Tamim criticises Obama's policy on Syria
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Qatar's Sheikh Tamim criticises Obama's policy on Syria

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 9:55 AM

UAE said it continues to be concerned about the deteriorating security situation in Syria

Gulf officials condemn continued imprisonment of kidnapped Qataris in Iraq
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Gulf officials condemn continued imprisonment of kidnapped Qataris in Iraq

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 3:59 PM

GCC Ministerial Council has called on the Iraqi government to take responsibility for the hostages and their release

Kuwait's e-passport system, DNA law to launch in November
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Kuwait's e-passport system, DNA law to launch in November

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 2:06 PM

Law is aimed at maintaining security and stability in the country, say officials

Red Cross postpones aid convoys after Aleppo attack
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Red Cross postpones aid convoys after Aleppo attack

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 1:08 PM

Syrian or Russian aircraft struck an aid convoy near Aleppo, killing 12 people on Monday

Police arrest New York bombing suspect following gunfight
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Police arrest New York bombing suspect following gunfight

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 9:16 AM

28-year-old Afghan-born Ahmad Khan Rahami suspected of detonating a bomb in the heart of New York City and planting other devices

Iran cuts Airbus deal by six jets amid implementation delays
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Iran cuts Airbus deal by six jets amid implementation delays

Monday, 19 September 2016 5:30 PM

Iran announced plans in January to buy 118 jets worth $27 billion at list prices from the European planemaker

Kuwait seeks support for seat at UN Security Council
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Kuwait seeks support for seat at UN Security Council

Monday, 19 September 2016 2:24 PM

Gulf state says it is ready to help provide ‘a decent life for people’ in crisis-stricken countries

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Syrian rebel says truce has 'practically failed and has ended'
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Syrian rebel says truce has 'practically failed and has ended'

Monday, 19 September 2016 11:46 AM

Zakaria Malahifji said he hoped aid would be able to reach rebel-held areas of eastern Aleppo

US officials investigate links between weekend bombings, knife attack
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US officials investigate links between weekend bombings, knife attack

Monday, 19 September 2016 10:13 AM

Officials described all three as deliberate, criminal acts and were investigating them as potential "acts of terrorism"

Saudi shares drop as activity falls to 12-month low
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Saudi shares drop as activity falls to 12-month low

Sunday, 18 September 2016 7:30 PM

Uncertainty over Wednesday's US Federal Reserve meeting weighed on sentiment

Iran expects US export licences for $50bn aircraft deals within weeks - official
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Iran expects US export licences for $50bn aircraft deals within weeks - official

Sunday, 18 September 2016 5:01 PM

Iran provisionally agreed earlier this year to buy over 200 jets worth $50 billion at list prices from Airbus and Boeing

UAE citizens in New York urged to avoid public places
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UAE citizens in New York urged to avoid public places

Sunday, 18 September 2016 3:53 PM

UAE consulate in New York issues warning following blast in downtown Manhattan this morning

Iran will support moves to stabilise oil market, says Rouhani
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Iran will support moves to stabilise oil market, says Rouhani

Sunday, 18 September 2016 2:50 PM

Saudi Arabia and Russia agreed this month to cooperate in oil markets, saying they could limit future output


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