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Kuwait preparing Islamic bond legislation to help finance budget
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Kuwait preparing Islamic bond legislation to help finance budget

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 5:02 PM

Finance Minister says move is among the priorities of the government as it expects $27bn deficit

Qatar said to consider tougher penalties on drug dealing
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Qatar said to consider tougher penalties on drug dealing

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 4:10 PM

Gulf state wants to impose harsher punishments on dealers to curb drug use among school and college students

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Bahrain says linking explosives used in bombing to Iran
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Bahrain says linking explosives used in bombing to Iran

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 2:01 PM

Bomb attack killed two Bahraini policemen on duty in the mainly Shi'ite village of Sitra, says Interior Ministry

UAE fuel price deregulation will cost $387 per head, says Moody’s
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UAE fuel price deregulation will cost $387 per head, says Moody’s

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 11:26 AM

Report analyses likely impact on UAE citizens, as government committee prepares to release subsidy-free prices today

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Top officials from anti-ISIL coalition to meet in Canada
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Top officials from anti-ISIL coalition to meet in Canada

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 10:49 AM

Coalition Small Group comprises 20 nations, including Gulf countries Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE

UAE Space Agency seeks tie up with Bahrain on space exploration
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UAE Space Agency seeks tie up with Bahrain on space exploration

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 10:46 AM

Representatives from Bahrain’s space agency visited Abu Dhabi to discuss a joint project

Abdul Kalam, father of India's missile programme, dies at 83
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Abdul Kalam, father of India's missile programme, dies at 83

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 9:23 AM

Kalam became best known as a tireless campaigner for unleashing India's technological muscle and discouraging expensive imports from the West

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Saudi Arabia accuses Iran of making threats to neighbours
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Saudi Arabia accuses Iran of making threats to neighbours

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 9:20 AM

Bahrain said it had foiled an arms smuggling plot by two Bahrainis with ties to Iran and recalled its ambassador to Tehran

UAE to cut state spending by 4.2% this year as cheap oil bites
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UAE to cut state spending by 4.2% this year as cheap oil bites

Monday, 27 July 2015 6:27 PM

Central bank report says spending cut expected as UAE begins to retrench because of low oil prices

Emiratis will not get compensation to offset end of fuel subsidies
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Emiratis will not get compensation to offset end of fuel subsidies

Monday, 27 July 2015 1:46 PM

UAE gov't says nationals will not be given financial support to offset cost of living increases arising from plan to scrap fuel subsidies from August 1

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Saudi forces respond to Houthi shelling as Yemen truce stumbles
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Saudi forces respond to Houthi shelling as Yemen truce stumbles

Monday, 27 July 2015 1:45 PM

Saudi-led coalition had announced ceasefire for five days from Sunday to allow delivery of humanitarian aid

Omani citizens to rise to 4m by 2040
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Omani citizens to rise to 4m by 2040

Monday, 27 July 2015 12:39 PM

The number of Omanis could increase by 71% in 25 years, according to the Omani National Centre for Statistics and Information

FDI into Arab states falls 8% - report
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FDI into Arab states falls 8% - report

Monday, 27 July 2015 12:38 PM

Foreign direct investment into Arab states is still 33% below pre-Arab Spring levels, according to a new report by an investment firm based in Kuwait

Markets fall after oil hits four-month low
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Markets fall after oil hits four-month low

Sunday, 26 July 2015 7:18 PM

Brent and US crude futures posted their fourth straight weekly decline on Friday

Kuwaiti expats to undergo skills test – official
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Kuwaiti expats to undergo skills test – official

Sunday, 26 July 2015 6:24 PM

The Gulf state is considering implementing practical & theoretical exams for some professions, according to the acting director general of Public Authority for Manpower


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