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White House says it is drafting plan to close Guantanamo
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White House says it is drafting plan to close Guantanamo

Thursday, 23 July 2015 11:40 AM

Gitmo was set up after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks for al Qaeda and Taliban detainees

Saudi arms shipment arrives in Yemen's Aden airport
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Saudi arms shipment arrives in Yemen's Aden airport

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 4:50 PM

Aircraft lands as Saudi-backed militiamen exchanges heavy artillery fire with their Houthi foes

Kerry to visit Gulf states, vows to 'push back' against Iran
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Kerry to visit Gulf states, vows to 'push back' against Iran

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 1:56 PM

US Secretary of State says he will seek to reassure Gulf officials at a meeting in Qatar soon

Qatar eyes 200,000 Pakistani workers for 2022 World Cup projects
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Qatar eyes 200,000 Pakistani workers for 2022 World Cup projects

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 1:56 PM

Pakistan reportedly sets up committees to identify the professional skills demanded by Qatar and also Dubai

Qatar says Tennessee shooting suspect only transited through Doha
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Qatar says Tennessee shooting suspect only transited through Doha

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 12:38 PM

Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez’s family say deep depression and shame over a drunken driving charge may have led him to go on the rampage

Female Saudi diplomat to take legal action against abusive tweeters
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Female Saudi diplomat to take legal action against abusive tweeters

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 12:15 PM

Moda Al-Khalaf says she will sue individuals

UAE energy ministry says to liberalise gasoline, diesel prices
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UAE energy ministry says to liberalise gasoline, diesel prices

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 9:57 AM

Gasoline and diesel prices will now be based on an average of global prices

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Britain eyes business opportunities in wake of Iran nuclear deal
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Britain eyes business opportunities in wake of Iran nuclear deal

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 9:39 AM

$150 billion of Iranian assets estimated to be released by the deal, with significant investment due to go into Iran's hydrocarbons infrastructure

UAE's inflation rate edges down to 4.2% in June
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UAE's inflation rate edges down to 4.2% in June

Tuesday, 21 July 2015 2:27 PM

Housing and utility costs, which account for over 39% of consumer expenses, jumps 10.2% from a year earlier

Saudis 'must learn to save money', officials warn
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Saudis 'must learn to save money', officials warn

Tuesday, 21 July 2015 1:57 PM

Take-up of life insurance policies urged to encourage more people to save rather than spend money

Iran's Zarif defends nuclear deal, tells MPs 'we did our best'
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Iran's Zarif defends nuclear deal, tells MPs 'we did our best'

Tuesday, 21 July 2015 1:57 PM

Foreign minister defends nuclear deal with world powers after criticism from hardliners

Attorney General hails new UAE law to punish hate crimes
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Attorney General hails new UAE law to punish hate crimes

Tuesday, 21 July 2015 1:56 PM

Abu Dhabi's legal chief says new legislatio will thwart attempts to 'sow seeds of division' in country

Kerry says Iran vow to defy US is
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Kerry says Iran vow to defy US is "very disturbing"

Tuesday, 21 July 2015 12:18 PM

Ayatollah Khamenei told supporters that US policies in the region were "180 degrees" opposed to Iran's

FIFA hasn't come to its senses, says South Korea's Chung
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FIFA hasn't come to its senses, says South Korea's Chung

Tuesday, 21 July 2015 10:00 AM

Michel Platini has backing of four out of six continental confederations for FIFA President

Tennessee rampage suspect went to Qatar in 2014: sources
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Tennessee rampage suspect went to Qatar in 2014: sources

Tuesday, 21 July 2015 9:54 AM

Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez went to Doha during family visit in Jordan


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