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Staff at UAE ambassador’s house in Ireland awarded $99k each by tribunal
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Staff at UAE ambassador’s house in Ireland awarded $99k each by tribunal

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 10:24 AM

The three women say they worked 15 hour days, seven days a week for $212 per month

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UAE jails man for 3 years for belonging to 'secret organisation'
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UAE jails man for 3 years for belonging to 'secret organisation'

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 8:11 PM

Man is also fined $136,000 for harming the reputation of the UAE by disseminating misleading information

Gulf agrees new contract for domestic workers - official
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Gulf agrees new contract for domestic workers - official

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 7:27 PM

New contract entitles maids to a weekly day off, annual leave and limits the working day to eight hours - report

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Russian oil tsar to meet OPEC as Saudis keep market guessing
Energy»

Russian oil tsar to meet OPEC as Saudis keep market guessing

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 4:05 PM

Igor Sechin in Vienna for talks as market awaits response of Saudi Arabia to flagging oil prices

Arab common market for trade, residence 'ready in 6 years'
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Arab common market for trade, residence 'ready in 6 years'

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 2:20 PM

Arab League chief Nabil Elaraby says common market will break down barriers to trade, employment, customs & residence

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Qatar said to offer $37m prior to IAAF vote on 2019 championships
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Qatar said to offer $37m prior to IAAF vote on 2019 championships

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 2:14 PM

Two voters says Gulf state offered new backing to governing body just minutes before winning ballot

Qatar launches first of 3 special economic zones
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Qatar launches first of 3 special economic zones

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 1:49 PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah says the zones will support the private sector and help Qatar diversify its economy

Iran nuclear talks extended 7mths after failing to meet deadline
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Iran nuclear talks extended 7mths after failing to meet deadline

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 11:38 AM

Rouhani confident final settlement will be reached eventually

Embattled Romanian Prime Minister under fire after Dubai barman leaks lavish Cavalli Club bill
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Embattled Romanian Prime Minister under fire after Dubai barman leaks lavish Cavalli Club bill

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 11:22 AM

Victor Ponta, who is already facing leadership challenges, had his champagne-fuelled tab posted online by a Romanian member of staff

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Saudi gov’t plans to extend resident permits to 5yrs
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Saudi gov’t plans to extend resident permits to 5yrs

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 11:04 AM

Name of the permit will also change from iqama to resident ID

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Saudi Arabia says ISIL ordered attack in Eastern Province
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Saudi Arabia says ISIL ordered attack in Eastern Province

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 10:04 AM

Four main perpetrators believed to be among detainees

UAE fund to provide $200m in loans to projects in Egypt
Banking & Finance»

UAE fund to provide $200m in loans to projects in Egypt

Monday, 24 November 2014 7:25 PM

Abu Dhabi-based Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development says it has signed loan deal with Egyptian gov't

UK faces biggest threat to its security since 9/11
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UK faces biggest threat to its security since 9/11

Monday, 24 November 2014 4:51 PM

Home Secretary Theresa May says gov't will introduce new counter-terrorism legislation to tackle a range of threats

Oman looks to tax expat remittances in bid to avoid budget deficit
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Oman looks to tax expat remittances in bid to avoid budget deficit

Monday, 24 November 2014 3:16 PM

Advisory body to Oman's gov't has suggested sweeping spending cuts and tax rises as it faces a $7.9bn deficit in 2015

Gulf ministers urged to improve labour law protection
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Gulf ministers urged to improve labour law protection

Monday, 24 November 2014 1:58 PM

Total of 90 human rights group and unions call on ministers ahead of top-level talks this week

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