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Saudi Arabia rejects Indonesian maid pact
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Saudi Arabia rejects Indonesian maid pact

Tuesday, 24 February 2015 1:30 PM

Two countries have had a tense relationship over the employment of domestic workers

Terrorist jailed for 23 years for plotting to kill Makkah Emir
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Terrorist jailed for 23 years for plotting to kill Makkah Emir

Tuesday, 24 February 2015 1:30 PM

Man planned to use a laser device to poison the prince while he shook hands with university graduates in the holy city

Bahrain expats to have a greater say in local decision-making
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Bahrain expats to have a greater say in local decision-making

Tuesday, 24 February 2015 1:29 PM

Northern Municipal Council has said it will open new channels of communication with expat clubs, associations and residents

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Qatar World Cup to be held in November, December, says FIFA
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Qatar World Cup to be held in November, December, says FIFA

Tuesday, 24 February 2015 1:29 PM

Taskforce makes recommendation for 2022 football tournament, putting it on collision course with Europe's top leagues

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Saudi hotel used to lure Filipino domestic workers
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Saudi hotel used to lure Filipino domestic workers

Tuesday, 24 February 2015 1:29 PM

Agency punished by authorities after using hotel's name to illegally bring across workers from Philippines

ISIL abducts at least 90 from Christian villages in Syria
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ISIL abducts at least 90 from Christian villages in Syria

Tuesday, 24 February 2015 12:58 PM

Abductions took place after dawn raids in villages near the town of Tel Hmar, in the western countryside of the city of Hasaka

UK's Home Office investigating detention of Omani girls at Stansted Airport
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UK's Home Office investigating detention of Omani girls at Stansted Airport

Tuesday, 24 February 2015 11:13 AM

Four missed their flight from Holland, but were detained when they landed in UK and claim they were treated like criminals

UAE still in talks with BAE, Dassault on planes deal
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UAE still in talks with BAE, Dassault on planes deal

Monday, 23 February 2015 4:23 PM

Gulf state also signs $1bn contract with Airbus, Thales for the purchase of two satellites

Major Middle East shipping routes secure despite turmoil - US
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Major Middle East shipping routes secure despite turmoil - US

Monday, 23 February 2015 1:36 PM

US naval officer says shipping corridors used by Gulf energy exporters are not at risk from violence in Yemen

Turkey set to give Saudi investors citizenship
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Turkey set to give Saudi investors citizenship

Monday, 23 February 2015 1:35 PM

Idea follows agreement in 2013 that would see Turkey and Saudi Arabia increase bilateral trade to $20bn within five years.

ISIL militants claim attacks on Iranian ambassador's residence in Libya
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ISIL militants claim attacks on Iranian ambassador's residence in Libya

Monday, 23 February 2015 12:24 PM

Attack came two days after the group claimed responsibility for a double suicide bombing that killed more than 40 people in the eastern town of Qubbah

Kerry and Iran's Zarif meet for two hours in nuclear talks
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Kerry and Iran's Zarif meet for two hours in nuclear talks

Monday, 23 February 2015 12:15 PM

Meeting included for the first time US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and Iran's nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi

US Pentagon chief convenes anti-ISIL meet in Kuwait
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US Pentagon chief convenes anti-ISIL meet in Kuwait

Monday, 23 February 2015 12:09 PM

Dozens of US commanders and diplomats will meet in Gulf state on Monday to discuss the war effort against ISIL

Concerns over Gulf donations to Clinton Foundation as Hillary mulls 2016 race
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Concerns over Gulf donations to Clinton Foundation as Hillary mulls 2016 race

Monday, 23 February 2015 11:53 AM

Gov'ts from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Oman, as well as the body overseeing preparations for the 2022 Qatar World Cup, have donated large sums

Kuwaiti opp leader jailed for 2yrs
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Kuwaiti opp leader jailed for 2yrs

Monday, 23 February 2015 10:30 AM

Musallam Al Barrak, jailed for insulting the Emir, insists jail will “not defeat” him and he will make sure the “walls of prison explode with my ideas”


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