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Committee formed to investigate Emirati-expat marriages
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Committee formed to investigate Emirati-expat marriages

Thursday, 21 April 2016 1:05 PM

More than a quarter of all marriages in the UAE in 2014 were mixed, FNC told

Regional conflicts dominate Obama's talks with King Salman
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Regional conflicts dominate Obama's talks with King Salman

Thursday, 21 April 2016 9:04 AM

US President Barack Obama, King Salman discuss strained alliance, Middle East conflicts and human rights

GCC, US agree joint patrols to block Iran arms to Yemen
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GCC, US agree joint patrols to block Iran arms to Yemen

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 2:20 PM

Move comes as Iran denies accusations by Gulf states that it is smuggling weapons to Yemen

US leader wants review of 9/11 bill that would let Americans sue Saudis
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US leader wants review of 9/11 bill that would let Americans sue Saudis

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 1:55 PM

US House Speaker Paul Ryan declines to endorse Senate bill; calls for review to avoid diplomatic problems

Bahrain to save $1.6bn from subsidy cuts by 2019
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Bahrain to save $1.6bn from subsidy cuts by 2019

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 1:55 PM

Energy minister Dr Abdulhussain Mirza warns that any further drop in credit rating agencies could affect ability to borrow

Obama meets Saudi king as US Iran policy strains alliance
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Obama meets Saudi king as US Iran policy strains alliance

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 1:53 PM

Barack Obama will also meet other GCC leaders at a summit in Saudi capital on Thursday

Bahrain's new surveillance cameras capable of scanning faces in crowds
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Bahrain's new surveillance cameras capable of scanning faces in crowds

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 12:17 PM

Cameras can scan 75 faces in a crowd in one shot and alert police if the person is wanted for a crime

Saudi Arabia plans to build 1,000 km-long artificial canal
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Saudi Arabia plans to build 1,000 km-long artificial canal

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 12:16 PM

Saudi Arabia studies its ‘second renaissance’ project, which will pass through Omani and Yemeni borders

Shoura Council members kick-start female driving debate in Saudi Arabia
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Shoura Council members kick-start female driving debate in Saudi Arabia

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 10:24 AM

Female member proposes amendment to traffic law, saying driving is “equal right for men and women”

Who speaks for Saudi Arabia on oil?
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Who speaks for Saudi Arabia on oil?

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 10:24 AM

Saudi message change confuses even closest allies, as oil policies appear more politicised than ever before

Labour committee calls for minimum wage in Saudi Arabia
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Labour committee calls for minimum wage in Saudi Arabia

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 9:08 AM

Chairman of Federation of Labour Committees calls for implementation of plan first proposed in 2013

Oman builds industrial outpost in desert to escape oil trap
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Oman builds industrial outpost in desert to escape oil trap

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 2:21 PM

Gov't is spending billions of dollars to develop area around remote fishing village of Duqm into a sprawling business zone

Switzerland is first to officially sign up for Dubai Expo 2020
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Switzerland is first to officially sign up for Dubai Expo 2020

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 1:59 PM

European country says it has approved budget of $15.5m to build Swiss Pavilion on Expo site

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58% of out-of-work Kuwaitis 'would hold out for public sector post'
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58% of out-of-work Kuwaitis 'would hold out for public sector post'

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 1:59 PM

New data suggests more work is needed to be done to Kuwaitise country’s workforce

Oman mulls plan for money laundering law
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Oman mulls plan for money laundering law

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 1:57 PM

Draft law proposes tougher penalties for money laundering, funding terrorism


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