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Mother of Japanese captive begs PM to save son held by ISIL
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Mother of Japanese captive begs PM to save son held by ISIL

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 10:40 AM

New video says Japan hostage could be killed in 24 hours

Flydubai gunfire was 'an accident', likely from wedding celebrations, says Iraqi minister
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Flydubai gunfire was 'an accident', likely from wedding celebrations, says Iraqi minister

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 10:18 AM

UAE aircraft was struck by bullets as it landed at Baghdad International Airport on Monday

Obama meets King Salman to cement ties with Saudi Arabia
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Obama meets King Salman to cement ties with Saudi Arabia

Tuesday, 27 January 2015 7:00 PM

US President visits new ruler in a trip that underscores the importance of a US-Saudi alliance beyond oil interests

UAE summons Iraqi envoy over flydubai gunshot terror
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UAE summons Iraqi envoy over flydubai gunshot terror

Tuesday, 27 January 2015 5:34 PM

Ambassador Muwaffaq Mehdi Abboud told of UAE's 'grave concern'; UAE demands full investigation

Davos: Arab investors urged to focus on tech start-ups
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Davos: Arab investors urged to focus on tech start-ups

Tuesday, 27 January 2015 3:11 PM

One of the conclusions of this year’s WEF in Davos points out that investing in technology start-ups in the Arab world will play a huge role in creating more jobs for youth.

Kuwait slashes spending, projects big budget deficit
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Kuwait slashes spending, projects big budget deficit

Tuesday, 27 January 2015 1:24 PM

Plunging oil prices hit export revenues; spending seen being cut by nearly 18% in draft budget

Obama includes Republicans in big delegation to meet new Saudi King
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Obama includes Republicans in big delegation to meet new Saudi King

Tuesday, 27 January 2015 12:21 PM

Likely to discuss Syria, ISIL, Iran and oil – expert

Ex-CIA officer convicted of leaking info on Iran nuclear plan
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Ex-CIA officer convicted of leaking info on Iran nuclear plan

Tuesday, 27 January 2015 10:34 AM

Jeffrey Sterling was found guilty of leaking classified information to a New York Times reporter about a failed US effort to undermine Iran's nuclear weapons program

Saudi economic reforms must focus on efficiency - minister
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Saudi economic reforms must focus on efficiency - minister

Monday, 26 January 2015 7:31 PM

Economy and Planning Minister Muhammad Al Jasser says reforms will continue under new King Salman

UAE expects oil price to start rebound by mid-2015
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UAE expects oil price to start rebound by mid-2015

Monday, 26 January 2015 1:47 PM

Economy minister Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri predicts oil market recovery, improvement in major economies

Qatar to ban street vendors from hassling people
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Qatar to ban street vendors from hassling people

Monday, 26 January 2015 1:35 PM

New regulations proposed to stop vendors from chasing or making any noise to solicit customers

At least 17 killed in protests on anniversary of Egypt uprising
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At least 17 killed in protests on anniversary of Egypt uprising

Monday, 26 January 2015 12:29 PM

Tahrir Square, symbolic heart of 2011 uprising, sealed off

Syria rebels overtake strategic base in south
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Syria rebels overtake strategic base in south

Monday, 26 January 2015 12:27 PM

Base was one of several used to pound rebel-held villages and towns in southern part of the country

Obama defends use of drones against Al Qaeda
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Obama defends use of drones against Al Qaeda

Monday, 26 January 2015 10:14 AM

US president said the alternative would be to deploy US troops, which was not sustainable.

Germany said to halt arms exports to Saudi Arabia
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Germany said to halt arms exports to Saudi Arabia

Sunday, 25 January 2015 4:01 PM

Gov't sources quoted as saying Gulf kingdom is currently 'too unstable' to receive weapons


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