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US approves $785 million bomb sale to UAE
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US approves $785 million bomb sale to UAE

Wednesday, 20 July 2016 9:11 AM

Proposed sale includes 14,640 bombs and guidance kits, along with other munitions

Boris Johnson refuses to apologise for
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Boris Johnson refuses to apologise for "thesaurus" of previous insults

Wednesday, 20 July 2016 9:10 AM

Johnson on two occasions said that one of the issues he would be seeking to tackle was the burgeoning "crisis in Egypt"

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UN says Bahrain risks escalating tensions by Wefaq dissolution
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UN says Bahrain risks escalating tensions by Wefaq dissolution

Tuesday, 19 July 2016 4:53 PM

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon 'deplores' dissolution of main opposition party in Gulf kingdom

200 SMEs said to be at risk of closure in Bahrain
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200 SMEs said to be at risk of closure in Bahrain

Tuesday, 19 July 2016 1:59 PM

Over 2,000 employees including nationals could reportedly lose their jobs due to market challenges

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Maintenance contracts in spotlight as Oman cracks down on spending
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Maintenance contracts in spotlight as Oman cracks down on spending

Tuesday, 19 July 2016 1:57 PM

Ministry of Finance orders all ministries and agencies to review service contracts as oil price bites

After Nice attack, French Muslims feel fear and alienation
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After Nice attack, French Muslims feel fear and alienation

Tuesday, 19 July 2016 12:22 PM

Prime Minister Manuel Valls said the 31-year-old attacker had been "radicalised very quickly", while Paris prosecutor said there was no evidence that he had direct links to ISIL

UAE warns against posting traffic accident pictures online
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UAE warns against posting traffic accident pictures online

Tuesday, 19 July 2016 11:28 AM

Public banned from uploading “disrespectful” photographs, videos on social media

Afghan refugee with axe attacks passengers on German train
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Afghan refugee with axe attacks passengers on German train

Tuesday, 19 July 2016 10:57 AM

No motive has been given for the attack that resulted in four people severely wounded and a fourth slightly injured

Bahrain approves new law to allow 100% foreign ownership
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Bahrain approves new law to allow 100% foreign ownership

Tuesday, 19 July 2016 10:55 AM

New law will help spur growth, generate jobs, and attract investment in Bahrain

Bahrain criticises UK, US 'interference' over Wefaq party dissolution
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Bahrain criticises UK, US 'interference' over Wefaq party dissolution

Monday, 18 July 2016 8:16 PM

Bahrain says court decision to dissolve main opposition political party is 'just' and transparent

British tax authorities seize Saudi dissident’s house
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British tax authorities seize Saudi dissident’s house

Monday, 18 July 2016 1:50 PM

Academic said to be implicated in an alleged plot to assassinate former king of Saudi Arabia

Suspects in Saudi embassy attack appear in Tehran court
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Suspects in Saudi embassy attack appear in Tehran court

Monday, 18 July 2016 1:49 PM

Suspects are accused of disturbing public order and damaging embassy buildings

GCC gov'ts urged to rethink cost cutting to wipe out deficits
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GCC gov'ts urged to rethink cost cutting to wipe out deficits

Monday, 18 July 2016 1:49 PM

New report says GCC countries are facing budgetary problems which could result in long-term deficits if not addressed

Twitter, Facebook move quickly to stem celebrations of Nice attack
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Twitter, Facebook move quickly to stem celebrations of Nice attack

Monday, 18 July 2016 12:52 PM

Facebook and YouTube have implemented some automated processes to block or rapidly remove ISIL videos, as the spate of violence increases challenges to social media companies

Australia's former PM Rudd throws hat in ring for top UN job
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Australia's former PM Rudd throws hat in ring for top UN job

Monday, 18 July 2016 12:52 PM

More than a dozen high-profile candidates vying for the position, including former UN climate chief Christiana Figueres, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova of Bulgaria; former Croatian Foreign Minister Vesna Pusic and former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark


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