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Kuwait hopeful that sporting bans will be lifted ahead of Olympics
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Kuwait hopeful that sporting bans will be lifted ahead of Olympics

Thursday, 19 May 2016 11:05 AM

Concerns over Kuwaiti sport, and not just the football teams, arise after being banned for a second times in five years.

EgyptAir jet vanishes after mid-air plunge over Mediterranean
Africa»

EgyptAir jet vanishes after mid-air plunge over Mediterranean

Thursday, 19 May 2016 7:55 AM

Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail says it is too early to rule out any explanation for the crash

Top speakers line up for Arabian Business Forum on gender diversity
Culture & Society»

Top speakers line up for Arabian Business Forum on gender diversity

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 6:24 PM

Agenda revealed for May 24 event to be held at Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, chaired by Andrew Neil

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Saudi reforms vital to avoid 'stagnation and decay', says HSBC
Politics & Economics»

Saudi reforms vital to avoid 'stagnation and decay', says HSBC

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 1:47 PM

Research note says Vision 2030 needed to sidestep 'protracted period of marked economic decline'

Bahrain says GDP forecast to grow by 2.9% in 2016
Politics & Economics»

Bahrain says GDP forecast to grow by 2.9% in 2016

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 1:47 PM

Non-oil sector contributes more than 80% of Bahrain’s real GDP in 2015, says Economic Development Board

Qatar Flour Mills to boost capacity, aims to raise exports to Saudi Arabia
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Qatar Flour Mills to boost capacity, aims to raise exports to Saudi Arabia

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 12:52 PM

Wheat milling facility says privatisation in Saudi Arabia will boost growth in the kingdom

Saudi women should join military, say Shura Council members
Politics & Economics»

Saudi women should join military, say Shura Council members

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 12:14 PM

Advisory council says women could undertake security operations, inspections and interrogations

Senate passes bill allowing 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia
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Senate passes bill allowing 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 9:13 AM

White House says it will veto bill, Saudis have threatened to sell $750bn in US assets if it passes

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Saudi Arabia says time may be coming for 'Plan B' on Syria
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Saudi Arabia says time may be coming for 'Plan B' on Syria

Tuesday, 17 May 2016 7:34 PM

Foreign minister says alternative plan needs to be looked at if Bashar al-Assad does not abide with efforts to establish a truce

New Saudi minister to set 'affordable' water tariff
Politics & Economics»

New Saudi minister to set 'affordable' water tariff

Tuesday, 17 May 2016 2:02 PM

New environment minister Abdulrahman Al Fadli draws up new tariff following complaints over high bills

UAE lawyer tweets job offer to Barack Obama
Politics & Economics»

UAE lawyer tweets job offer to Barack Obama

Tuesday, 17 May 2016 10:53 AM

Isa bin Haidar says wants US president to “see more of the Arab world”

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UAE, Saudi Arabia set up cooperation council
Politics & Economics»

UAE, Saudi Arabia set up cooperation council

Tuesday, 17 May 2016 10:25 AM

Body aims to establish religious and cultural ties between the two countries

Revealed: Saudi Arabia holds $117bn of US gov’t debt
Politics & Economics»

Revealed: Saudi Arabia holds $117bn of US gov’t debt

Tuesday, 17 May 2016 9:31 AM

US Treasury releases first valuation of Saudi assets, which make up 20% of the kingdom’s foreign exchange reserves

'Whistleblowers' to be protected under new Saudi law
Politics & Economics»

'Whistleblowers' to be protected under new Saudi law

Monday, 16 May 2016 1:45 PM

Government issues new legislation to combat commercial fraud and cover-ups

Bahrain privately places $435m sukuk – report
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Bahrain privately places $435m sukuk – report

Monday, 16 May 2016 9:44 AM

Gulf state steps up borrowing as Moody’s cuts sovereign debt rating by one notch


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