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Yemen: Saudi Arabia calls an end to air strikes
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Yemen: Saudi Arabia calls an end to air strikes

Tuesday, 21 April 2015 6:29 PM

Kingdom says it will back a political solution to bring peace to its war-ravaged neighbour

Iran says it sees Yemen ceasefire in coming hours
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Iran says it sees Yemen ceasefire in coming hours

Tuesday, 21 April 2015 5:13 PM

Diplomatic efforts may be underway to stop almost a month of Saudi-led bombing of Houthi group

Venezuelan delegation visits Saudi Arabia in OPEC diplomatic push
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Venezuelan delegation visits Saudi Arabia in OPEC diplomatic push

Tuesday, 21 April 2015 3:21 PM

Oil minister heads delegation to world's top exporter as Venezuela's need for higher oil prices gains urgency

Qatar to give judicial powers to customs officials
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Qatar to give judicial powers to customs officials

Tuesday, 21 April 2015 1:45 PM

Gulf state set to pass new law to automatically give all customs officials the power to act immediately against violations

Ousted Egyptian President Mursi jailed for 20 years
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Ousted Egyptian President Mursi jailed for 20 years

Tuesday, 21 April 2015 1:11 PM

Egyptian court sentences Mohamed Mursi for the killing of protesters in December 2012

Focus: Democracy doesn't work, say young Arabs
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Focus: Democracy doesn't work, say young Arabs

Tuesday, 21 April 2015 12:01 PM

Annual ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey found 73% of respondents are concerned about the growth of extremism across the Middle East, with only half convinced their national gov'ts can deal with the threat

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Toll of Yemen air strike at least 25 dead, 398 wounded - state news agency
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Toll of Yemen air strike at least 25 dead, 398 wounded - state news agency

Tuesday, 21 April 2015 11:37 AM

Saudi Arabia and other Sunni Muslim countries have been bombing the Iranian-allied Shi'ite Houthis for over three weeks

Obama, Abu Dhabi crown prince discuss need for military equipment
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Obama, Abu Dhabi crown prince discuss need for military equipment

Tuesday, 21 April 2015 9:55 AM

US President will meet with GCC leaders at the White House on May 13

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Saudi border guard killed, two others wounded in Yemen
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Saudi border guard killed, two others wounded in Yemen

Monday, 20 April 2015 5:03 PM

Gulf kingdom's interior ministry confirms fatality during heavy gun and mortar fire from Yemen

Female entrepreneurs to foster UAE-France business ties
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Female entrepreneurs to foster UAE-France business ties

Monday, 20 April 2015 2:49 PM

UAE and French businesses set to benefit from a variety of events aimed at providing opportunities to boost business networks.

Kuwait mulls plan for same tax for local, foreign firms
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Kuwait mulls plan for same tax for local, foreign firms

Monday, 20 April 2015 1:59 PM

Finance Minister Anas Al Saleh also says there are no plans to introduce income tax for individuals

French weapons arrive in Lebanon in $3bn Saudi-funded deal
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French weapons arrive in Lebanon in $3bn Saudi-funded deal

Monday, 20 April 2015 1:44 PM

Arms will bolster the Lebanese army's fight against militants encroaching from neighbouring Syria

Kuwait set to withdraw paper notes by October
Banking & Finance»

Kuwait set to withdraw paper notes by October

Monday, 20 April 2015 1:31 PM

Gulf state's move follows the introduction of plastic currency in June 2014

Saudi Arabia on alert over possible oil or mall attack
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Saudi Arabia on alert over possible oil or mall attack

Monday, 20 April 2015 1:26 PM

Gulf kingdom puts security forces on alert for a possible act targeting Aramco installation or shopping mall

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F1 supremo hints Qatar is unlikely to join race calendar
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F1 supremo hints Qatar is unlikely to join race calendar

Monday, 20 April 2015 1:25 PM

Bernie Ecclestone appears to dash Qatar's hopes of joining the Formula One circuit in the near future


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