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Egypt queries Mursi over documents 'leaked' to Qatar's Al Jazeera
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Egypt queries Mursi over documents 'leaked' to Qatar's Al Jazeera

Thursday, 28 August 2014 3:09 PM

Relations between Qatar and Egypt have been tense since mid-2013 when Sisi toppled former president Mursi

Saudi Arabia denies axing shorter work week plan
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Saudi Arabia denies axing shorter work week plan

Thursday, 28 August 2014 1:31 PM

Labour Ministry strongly denies reports that plans to enforce a two-day weekend in the private sector have been shelved

Qatar 'ready to rebuild Gaza'
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Qatar 'ready to rebuild Gaza'

Thursday, 28 August 2014 11:39 AM

Rich Gulf state said the recent ceasefire with Israel was a tribute to the "resistance and the sacrifices" of the Palestinians during 50 days of conflict

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IMF's Lagarde put under investigation in French fraud case
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IMF's Lagarde put under investigation in French fraud case

Thursday, 28 August 2014 9:47 AM

Lagarde was questioned by magistrates over allegations that tycoon Bernard Tapie won a large arbitration payout due to his political connections

Top Saudi officials head to Qatar in bid to heal rift
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Top Saudi officials head to Qatar in bid to heal rift

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 7:29 PM

Three Saudi princes, including Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal, fly to Qatar as part of diplomatic push

Saudi Arabia executes almost one a day in August
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Saudi Arabia executes almost one a day in August

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 1:44 PM

At least 20 people have been executed in Saudi Arabia since August 4 in what human rights groups have said is a “deeply disturbing” surge

Saudi Arabia said to shelve plan for shorter working week
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Saudi Arabia said to shelve plan for shorter working week

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 1:43 PM

Plan to give private sector workers a two-day weekend off is reportedly put on ice after pressure from business community

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Saudi municipality workers arrested for $1.7m bribery scam
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Saudi municipality workers arrested for $1.7m bribery scam

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 10:40 AM

The kingdom’s anti-corruption watchdog says the officials forced real estate owners to pay bribes, forge documents to approve development plans

Saudi Arabia arrests 22,000 illegals a month: report
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Saudi Arabia arrests 22,000 illegals a month: report

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 10:30 AM

The kingdom is continuing its crackdown on illegal migrants, with another 250,000 stopped at the border, according to a report

Saudi holds eight suspected of inciting youths to fight abroad
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Saudi holds eight suspected of inciting youths to fight abroad

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 10:27 AM

Saudi Arabia has banned citizens from fighting abroad, donating money to any faction or sympathising with militant ideologies

Iranian official says Saudi talks 'positive and constructive'
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Iranian official says Saudi talks 'positive and constructive'

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 5:49 PM

Iran's deputy foreign minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian delivers upbeat verdict after talks in Riyadh

Gaza ceasefire deal reached, Palestinian groups say
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Gaza ceasefire deal reached, Palestinian groups say

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 2:25 PM

Palestinian officials say deal with Israel has been reached under Egyptian mediation; formal announcement soon

Bahrainis warned fake social media accounts may lead to terror charges
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Bahrainis warned fake social media accounts may lead to terror charges

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 1:46 PM

Bahraini police officer says public must 'understand the limits of freedom of speech'

Qatar said to be working to free more US hostages in Syria
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Qatar said to be working to free more US hostages in Syria

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 1:45 PM

Source claims Gulf state is looking to help in release of four Americans held hostage by various armed groups

Saudi Arabia jails 17 convicted of terrorism
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Saudi Arabia jails 17 convicted of terrorism

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 12:38 PM

Another 55 men accused of belonging to an Al Qaeda-affiliated group also have been sentenced to jail of up to 30 years earlier this month, while three have been sentenced to death


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