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India, UAE discuss strategic oil storage lease - sources
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India, UAE discuss strategic oil storage lease - sources

Tuesday, 8 July 2014 1:47 PM

India, the world's fourth largest oil consumer, reportedly in talks to lease storage to state-owned firm ADNOC

Philippines creates blacklist of Saudi maid employers
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Philippines creates blacklist of Saudi maid employers

Tuesday, 8 July 2014 1:46 PM

Saudi employers are accused of abusing foreign maids, including some of the 60,000 Filipino women in the kingdom

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Mortars land in Saudi Arabia near Iraq border
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Mortars land in Saudi Arabia near Iraq border

Tuesday, 8 July 2014 11:36 AM

Although there were no casualties, it raised concerns about instability in the kingdom's northern neighbour

US
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US "deeply concerned" after Bahrain orders State Dpt official to leave

Tuesday, 8 July 2014 10:54 AM

US Asst Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labour accused of interfering in the Gulf state's internal affairs.

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Kuwait court frees prominent opposition figure on bail
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Kuwait court frees prominent opposition figure on bail

Monday, 7 July 2014 6:12 PM

Lawyer of Musallam Al Barrak says former lawmaker freed on payment of KD5,000 bail

Kuwait to appoint two new ministers by August
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Kuwait to appoint two new ministers by August

Monday, 7 July 2014 2:00 PM

Former education and justice ministers resigned in May amid controversies including deaths of two construction workers

DIFC looks to the east for future growth
Banking & Finance»

DIFC looks to the east for future growth

Monday, 7 July 2014 1:59 PM

DIFC senior officials return from China where they met with financial institutions looking to set up in Dubai

IDB's infrastructure fund looks to build regional links
Banking & Finance»

IDB's infrastructure fund looks to build regional links

Monday, 7 July 2014 1:59 PM

Jeddah-based bank aims to help Gulf companies to expand into Asia and Africa

Saudi Arabia mulls launch of matchmaker licence
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Saudi Arabia mulls launch of matchmaker licence

Monday, 7 July 2014 1:57 PM

Majority of marriages in the kingdom are by arrangement, but some ‘professional’ matchmakers are scamming would-be brides, grooms

Iraq chaos fuels Kurds' independence dream, but hurdles remain
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Iraq chaos fuels Kurds' independence dream, but hurdles remain

Monday, 7 July 2014 12:00 PM

Iran, US want Iraq unity, oppose Kurd independence

“Too beautiful for a veil” campaign launched in Austria
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“Too beautiful for a veil” campaign launched in Austria

Monday, 7 July 2014 11:27 AM

Political party leader planning to introduce a bill banning the burqa, following a similar move in France.

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Kuwait police disperse rally demanding politician's release
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Kuwait police disperse rally demanding politician's release

Monday, 7 July 2014 11:22 AM

Officers warned chanting protesters that they had failed to obtain a licence for the march and that blocking the road would be illegal.

New UAE anti-terrorism law to include fines of up to $27m, death sentence
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New UAE anti-terrorism law to include fines of up to $27m, death sentence

Monday, 7 July 2014 10:53 AM

The tough new draft legislation covers offenders who finance terror or campaign on behalf of a terrorist group.

Sheikh Khalifa’s health is fine, says Abu Dhabi Crown Prince
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Sheikh Khalifa’s health is fine, says Abu Dhabi Crown Prince

Monday, 7 July 2014 10:15 AM

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan dismisses concerns over UAE President’s health after rumours on social media.

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Egypt's Sisi says he wishes Al Jazeera trio were deported, not tried
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Egypt's Sisi says he wishes Al Jazeera trio were deported, not tried

Monday, 7 July 2014 9:44 AM

President said the verdict "had very negative effects".

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