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US professor sacked over anti-Israel Gaza tweets
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US professor sacked over anti-Israel Gaza tweets

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 11:03 AM

Former University of Illinois academic has demanded he be reinstated, citing free speech and academic freedom

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Bahrain to get vote of confidence with first 30-year bond issue
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Bahrain to get vote of confidence with first 30-year bond issue

Tuesday, 9 September 2014 3:08 PM

Kingdom has long been seen by many investors as the weakest of GCC countries, both politically and economically

Saudi Arabia hosts terrorism talks with US, regional allies
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Saudi Arabia hosts terrorism talks with US, regional allies

Tuesday, 9 September 2014 2:09 PM

Egypt, Jordan, Turkey and fellow Gulf Arab states will also take part in the talks in Jeddah on Thursday

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Expat employment in Saudi Arabia rises by 12% in 2014
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Expat employment in Saudi Arabia rises by 12% in 2014

Tuesday, 9 September 2014 1:49 PM

Shoura Council urges Labour Ministry not to allow companies circumvent Saudisation laws

Kuwait woos foreign investors by suspending offset scheme
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Kuwait woos foreign investors by suspending offset scheme

Tuesday, 9 September 2014 1:48 PM

Finance minister admits scheme needs to be revised after criticism from many international firms

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British rights workers in Qatar freed after eight days
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British rights workers in Qatar freed after eight days

Tuesday, 9 September 2014 12:06 PM

Pair expected to fly home in two days

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New UN rights boss warns of
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New UN rights boss warns of "house of blood" in Iraq, Syria

Tuesday, 9 September 2014 12:03 PM

Jordanian prince gives hard-hitting maiden speech

Iraqi parliament approves new government headed by Haider Al Abadi
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Iraqi parliament approves new government headed by Haider Al Abadi

Tuesday, 9 September 2014 12:01 PM

Part of a bid to rescue Iraq from collapse, with sectarianism and Arab-Kurdish tensions on the rise

Women sidelined as Saudi Arabia selects all-male Asian Games team
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Women sidelined as Saudi Arabia selects all-male Asian Games team

Monday, 8 September 2014 6:35 PM

Gulf kingdom says women are not competitive enough; stance sparks criticism from rights group

Indian trade body set to launch first Middle East office
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Indian trade body set to launch first Middle East office

Monday, 8 September 2014 2:02 PM

Confederation of Indian Industry's move comes as trade between India and the GCC rises to $160bn

New UN rights boss urges world to protect women in Iraq, Syria
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New UN rights boss urges world to protect women in Iraq, Syria

Monday, 8 September 2014 2:01 PM

Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein gives hard-hitting maiden speech to the UN Human Rights Council

US air strikes target insurgents near Iraq's Haditha Dam
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US air strikes target insurgents near Iraq's Haditha Dam

Monday, 8 September 2014 12:15 PM

Loss of dam could have endangered capital Baghdad

Dubai to spend $32bn on DWC airport expansion
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Dubai to spend $32bn on DWC airport expansion

Monday, 8 September 2014 12:08 PM

First phase will take 6-8 years to build, Al Maktoum International will ultimately accommodate more than 200m passengers when complete

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Dubai's Princess Haya awarded France's highest honour
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Dubai's Princess Haya awarded France's highest honour

Monday, 8 September 2014 10:29 AM

Previous recipients of the honour include US president Dwight D. Eisenhower, Queen Elizabeth II and the reigning Emperor of Japan

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Arab League to back Iraqi, US campaign against ISIL
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Arab League to back Iraqi, US campaign against ISIL

Sunday, 7 September 2014 4:45 PM

Iraqi diplomatic source said Baghdad had proposed a draft resolution that would endorse its efforts to confront militants


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