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Iran jails two people for 10 years on espionage charges
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Iran jails two people for 10 years on espionage charges

Sunday, 30 August 2015 6:33 PM

No confirmation if it includes Jason Rezaian, an Iranian-American reporter for the Washington Post who has been held for more than a year

Arab world supports Bahrain in aftermath of deadly explosion
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Arab world supports Bahrain in aftermath of deadly explosion

Sunday, 30 August 2015 4:15 PM

Eyewitnesses tell of the two explosions that shook glass in nearby mall

Oman said to defend strict visa rules
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Oman said to defend strict visa rules

Sunday, 30 August 2015 2:24 PM

Ministry of Manpower says some firms have flouted labour rules in recent months

Qatar exports drop by over 40% in a year
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Qatar exports drop by over 40% in a year

Sunday, 30 August 2015 2:23 PM

State news agency highlights $4bn trade balance surplus

Focus: The Amal Clooney Cairo courtroom circus
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Focus: The Amal Clooney Cairo courtroom circus

Sunday, 30 August 2015 1:06 PM

Would you have paid as much attention to the story of three Al Jazeera journalists jailed in Egypt if one of their lawyer’s had not been married to a Hollywood actor?

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Algeria to cut spending by 9% next year over oil price slump
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Algeria to cut spending by 9% next year over oil price slump

Sunday, 30 August 2015 12:41 PM

Gov't had already announced a cut of 1.3% cut in this year's budget

French journalists probed on suspicion of blackmailing Moroccan king
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French journalists probed on suspicion of blackmailing Moroccan king

Sunday, 30 August 2015 10:38 AM

Reporters allegedly asked for $3.4m or they would publish a critical book about King Mohammed

Thousands rally in Beirut against political leaders
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Thousands rally in Beirut against political leaders

Sunday, 30 August 2015 10:27 AM

Movement grew out of frustration over trash crisis

US 'deeply disappointed' by Egyptian court sentence against Al Jazeera journalists
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US 'deeply disappointed' by Egyptian court sentence against Al Jazeera journalists

Sunday, 30 August 2015 9:49 AM

Journalists were sentenced to three years in prison for operating without a press license and broadcasting material harmful to Egypt

Mediterranean refugee and migrant numbers pass 300,000 in 2015
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Mediterranean refugee and migrant numbers pass 300,000 in 2015

Friday, 28 August 2015 2:08 PM

More than 2,500 people have died making the crossing this year, says UN refugee agency UNHCR

Optimism among MidEast CFOs slumps as cheap oil bites
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Optimism among MidEast CFOs slumps as cheap oil bites

Friday, 28 August 2015 9:03 AM

Deloitte study shows just 26% of finance chiefs reporting positive prospects compared to 47% before oil price declines

Five Saudi men jailed for terrorism
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Five Saudi men jailed for terrorism

Thursday, 27 August 2015 4:55 PM

Sentences of 3-17 years handed down for crimes including promoting terrorism on social media, helping smuggle out militia fighters

Kuwaiti Parliament to hire female guards for first time
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Kuwaiti Parliament to hire female guards for first time

Thursday, 27 August 2015 4:39 PM

New recruits will be responsible for frisking female members of parliament, visitors

Saudi's King Salman set to visit US for the first time
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Saudi's King Salman set to visit US for the first time

Thursday, 27 August 2015 2:08 PM

Unconfirmed trip is expected to smooth over differences with President Obama following Iran nuclear deal

Exclusive: Former Leeds Utd boss sentenced to 2 years in jail by Dubai court
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Exclusive: Former Leeds Utd boss sentenced to 2 years in jail by Dubai court

Thursday, 27 August 2015 1:07 PM

British executive David Haigh, who has been behind bars since May 2014, plans to appeal the sentence after being convicted of “breach of trust” by a criminal court.


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