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Egyptian court rejects deal to hand over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia
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Egyptian court rejects deal to hand over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 9:28 AM

Maritime demarcation accord to transfer Tiran and Sanafir islands to the kingdom caused public uproar and prompted rare protests in Egypt

German hostage held in Yemen evacuated to Oman
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German hostage held in Yemen evacuated to Oman

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 9:21 AM

Oman, which is not part of the Saudi-led alliance, has played an active role in efforts to negotiate an end to the conflict

Saudi Arabia set to sell domestic bonds worth $5.3bn
Banking & Finance»

Saudi Arabia set to sell domestic bonds worth $5.3bn

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 7:13 PM

Maaal financial website quotes sources as saying goverment will sell bonds next week

Iran's Revolutionary Guards warns of Islamic revolution in Bahrain
Culture & Society»

Iran's Revolutionary Guards warns of Islamic revolution in Bahrain

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 5:17 PM

Iran condemns Bahrain's decision to revoke the citizenship of spiritual leader of its Shi'ite Muslim majority

3M, Pfizer said to win licences to operate in Saudi Arabia
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3M, Pfizer said to win licences to operate in Saudi Arabia

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 2:05 PM

Commerce and investment minister Majed bin Abdullah Al Qasabi says tech giant Apple will also soon enter the market

Saudi's Vision 2030 'to cut jail time for hundreds awaiting trial'
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Saudi's Vision 2030 'to cut jail time for hundreds awaiting trial'

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 2:01 PM

Economic plan proposes judicial reforms to reduce caseloads and speed up trials

Phone shops shut down amid Saudisation crackdown
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Phone shops shut down amid Saudisation crackdown

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 2:01 PM

609 stores closed, 369 served notice following thousands of raids by Saudi officials

Bahrain move against Shi'ite leader 'clearly unjustified' - UN
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Bahrain move against Shi'ite leader 'clearly unjustified' - UN

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 2:00 PM

Move against Ayatollah Isa Qassim comes less than a week after a court ordered Bahrain's main opposition al-Wefaq group closed

Indian maid injured in escape from Saudi employers
Culture & Society»

Indian maid injured in escape from Saudi employers

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 2:00 PM

Plight of housemaid raises fresh concerns over the working conditions of domestic workers in Gulf countries

Survey shows Indonesian women defy ban to work as maids in Middle East
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Survey shows Indonesian women defy ban to work as maids in Middle East

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 10:42 AM

Indonesia announced in May last year a permanent ban on sending women to the Middle East as domestic workers

Expats allowed to buy land at Dubai World Central
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Expats allowed to buy land at Dubai World Central

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 9:51 AM

Resolution by Sheikh Mohammed allows non-UAE nationals to own and lease plots

Saudi Arabia is Dubai’s top GCC non-oil trade partner
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Saudi Arabia is Dubai’s top GCC non-oil trade partner

Monday, 20 June 2016 6:29 PM

Kingdom accounted for 45% of emirate’s total trade in the region in 2015

Oil prices rise as Brexit fears decline
Energy»

Oil prices rise as Brexit fears decline

Monday, 20 June 2016 4:47 PM

Futures up to $50 a barrel as polls show higher chance of Britain voting to remain in EU

Bahrain SPV to fund $1.1bn for stalled projects
Banking & Finance»

Bahrain SPV to fund $1.1bn for stalled projects

Monday, 20 June 2016 1:36 PM

New venture planned to restart work on Marina West, Amwaj Gateway, Juffair Views and Sunset Hills

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Silicon Valley is inspiration for Saudi tech plans
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Silicon Valley is inspiration for Saudi tech plans

Monday, 20 June 2016 1:13 PM

Deputy Crown Prince to meet US technology firms as part of US trip this week


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