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Kuwait opposition calls for elected government, reforms
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Kuwait opposition calls for elected government, reforms

Sunday, 13 April 2014 8:54 PM

Opposition Coalition sets out wide-ranging proposal for reform including parties and great powers for parliament

Saudi court orders liberal internet forum to close
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Saudi court orders liberal internet forum to close

Sunday, 13 April 2014 5:39 PM

Free Saudi Liberals website reportedly closed for publishing anti-Islamic material

New UAE law to award 10% of gov't contracts to SMEs
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New UAE law to award 10% of gov't contracts to SMEs

Sunday, 13 April 2014 5:15 PM

Economy minister says gov't is keen to promote SMEs in bid to reduce unemployment among Emiratis

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Australia asks GCC to resume free trade deal talks
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Australia asks GCC to resume free trade deal talks

Sunday, 13 April 2014 3:10 PM

Australia and the GCC currently exchange about $11.27bn in trade per year

Kuwait renews call for permanent Arab UN seat
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Kuwait renews call for permanent Arab UN seat

Sunday, 13 April 2014 2:55 PM

Senior Kuwaiti official makes appeal due to large number of regional issues on UN agenda

German tank sale to Saudi Arabia likely to be cancelled
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German tank sale to Saudi Arabia likely to be cancelled

Sunday, 13 April 2014 2:08 PM

Opposition from senior German minister set to block sale of several hundred tanks - report

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Bahrain security chief lashes out at 'sexist' council
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Bahrain security chief lashes out at 'sexist' council

Sunday, 13 April 2014 1:39 PM

Sawsan Taqawi says councillors have 'reactionary stance' opposing women's empowerment

Lebanese banks strike in protest over deposit tax hike plan
Banking & Finance»

Lebanese banks strike in protest over deposit tax hike plan

Sunday, 13 April 2014 11:34 AM

Parliament is discussing an increase in public sector wages in response to more than two years of union strikes and protests

Iran rejects US ban on pick for UN envoy, vows legal action
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Iran rejects US ban on pick for UN envoy, vows legal action

Sunday, 13 April 2014 11:26 AM

Washington banned Iran's chosen envoy over hostage crisis role

Policeman hurt in Bahrain bomb blast - Ministry
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Policeman hurt in Bahrain bomb blast - Ministry

Sunday, 13 April 2014 11:11 AM

Latest of a series of attacks by suspected Shi'ite Muslim militants on security forces

Saudi's Shoura Council mulls ministry for women
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Saudi's Shoura Council mulls ministry for women

Sunday, 13 April 2014 10:43 AM

The move was supported by the Eastern Province Businesswomen’s Forum

Thirty wealthy Gulf investors sign up for $1.3m EU passport scheme
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Thirty wealthy Gulf investors sign up for $1.3m EU passport scheme

Sunday, 13 April 2014 10:38 AM

Exclusive: Seven Middle East-based high net worth individuals are awaiting approval from Maltese officials

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Kuwait mulls legal action over sports stadium fiasco
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Kuwait mulls legal action over sports stadium fiasco

Saturday, 12 April 2014 10:22 AM

Report on problems that have marred the Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium project to be sent to the Public Prosecution for investigation

Kuwait orders blackout in court case over 'plot' tape
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Kuwait orders blackout in court case over 'plot' tape

Friday, 11 April 2014 3:38 PM

Topic features extensively in local media, prompting rare statement from ruler's office telling people to stop discussing the case

Emaar chief Alabbar added to Dubai Expo planning team
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Emaar chief Alabbar added to Dubai Expo planning team

Friday, 11 April 2014 1:54 AM

Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed issues decree to add high profile businessman to Expo 2020 Committee


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