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Revealed: Former PM Gordon Brown tops list of MidEast payments to UK MPs
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Revealed: Former PM Gordon Brown tops list of MidEast payments to UK MPs

Thursday, 26 February 2015 9:42 AM

Ex-leader accounted for nearly a quarter of the payments listed in the UK House of Commons’ Register of Members' Interests

Austria passes
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Austria passes "Law on Islam" banning foreign money for Muslim groups

Thursday, 26 February 2015 9:41 AM

New law singles Islam out for special treatment

Emirates chief hints at legal action over US subsidy spat
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Emirates chief hints at legal action over US subsidy spat

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 7:20 PM

Tim Clark hits back at US airlines in bitter subsidy row; urges gov't to block calls to renegotiate Open Skies agreements

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UK police believe missing schoolgirls have crossed into Syria
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UK police believe missing schoolgirls have crossed into Syria

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 12:45 PM

Three travelled to Turkey and are thought to be trying to join the ISIL militant group

Libyan PM criticizes US, UK and EU for failing to supply weapons
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Libyan PM criticizes US, UK and EU for failing to supply weapons

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 12:42 PM

Tough comments come a day after Libya's elected parliament, allied to Abdullah Al Thinni suspended its participation in UN-sponsored talks to try to end the power struggle between the two rival administrations

Abu Dhabi, Russia in talks to develop $200m Cuban transport project
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Abu Dhabi, Russia in talks to develop $200m Cuban transport project

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 12:22 PM

Project will serve as a hub for Latin America, include links from the seaport and a railway to the airport

Bahrain under renewed pressure to segregate expats from citizens
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Bahrain under renewed pressure to segregate expats from citizens

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 12:06 PM

An alleged break-in at a Bahraini home has prompted fresh calls for the gov't to segregate expat labourers from other residents

Number of Dubai firms being used to send cash to Iran has
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Number of Dubai firms being used to send cash to Iran has "mushroomed"

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 11:01 AM

Suitcases full of dollars are carried on flights to Iran from Dubai, an Iranian government official says

The Congress' Rahul Ghandi takes leave from Indian politics
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The Congress' Rahul Ghandi takes leave from Indian politics

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 10:51 AM

The face of what was once India’s dominant political party has reportedly taken leave to ‘reflect on recent events and the future course of the party’

US firm agrees to equip UAE armoured vehicles with rockets
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US firm agrees to equip UAE armoured vehicles with rockets

Tuesday, 24 February 2015 4:15 PM

Raytheon says armoured vehicles will be fitted with Talon laser-guided rockets

Amended Qatar labour law set to be implemented - lawyers
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Amended Qatar labour law set to be implemented - lawyers

Tuesday, 24 February 2015 3:16 PM

Reforms will include workers being paid wages via bank transfers; rights groups urge proper enforcement

Saudi court gives death penalty to man who renounced Muslim faith
Culture & Society»

Saudi court gives death penalty to man who renounced Muslim faith

Tuesday, 24 February 2015 1:48 PM

The man, in his 20s, posted an online video ripping up a copy of Islam's holy book, the Koran - report

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Gulf economies have failed to diversify, says Qatar official
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Gulf economies have failed to diversify, says Qatar official

Tuesday, 24 February 2015 1:35 PM

Qatar central bank governor's comments reflect concern in region about the impact of oil price plunge

Egypt's Sisi calls for joint Arab military
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Egypt's Sisi calls for joint Arab military

Tuesday, 24 February 2015 1:30 PM

Egyptian soldier-turned-president says the need for a unified Arab force is ‘growing and becoming more pressing every day’

Saudi Arabia rejects Indonesian maid pact
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Saudi Arabia rejects Indonesian maid pact

Tuesday, 24 February 2015 1:30 PM

Two countries have had a tense relationship over the employment of domestic workers


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