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Saudi security officials arrest 54 terror suspects during Haj
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Saudi security officials arrest 54 terror suspects during Haj

Sunday, 18 September 2016 11:38 AM

The arrests were made during the first nine days of Haj amid unprecedented security, according to local media.

Secondary device found as New York authorities investigate 'intentional' explosion
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Secondary device found as New York authorities investigate 'intentional' explosion

Sunday, 18 September 2016 10:22 AM

Authorities investigating blast that injured 29 people are determining whether it was linked to any terror organisation

Two policemen shot dead in Saudi Eastern Province
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Two policemen shot dead in Saudi Eastern Province

Sunday, 18 September 2016 9:18 AM

Shooting occurred in Dammam while the policemen were on patrol

Over half of all heavy trucks inspected by RTA found to be faulty
Culture & Society»

Over half of all heavy trucks inspected by RTA found to be faulty

Saturday, 17 September 2016 11:57 AM

Dubai’s transport authority says nearly 13,000 inspected trucks have some form of fault in first half of year

Qatar makes first donation to anti-AIDS, TB fund
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Qatar makes first donation to anti-AIDS, TB fund

Saturday, 17 September 2016 10:42 AM

Gulf state contributes $10m to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Japan won't invest in Saudi Aramco IPO, says PM
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Japan won't invest in Saudi Aramco IPO, says PM

Saturday, 17 September 2016 7:43 AM

Shinzo Abe backs away from huge listing, but adviser flags 'cooperation in new industries'

US removes defunct Saudi-linked American charity from blacklist
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US removes defunct Saudi-linked American charity from blacklist

Saturday, 17 September 2016 7:38 AM

Oregon-based Al Haramain Islamic Foundation taken off blacklist after 16 years

Trump finally backs off Obama birth claim, falsely says Clinton started it
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Trump finally backs off Obama birth claim, falsely says Clinton started it

Saturday, 17 September 2016 7:31 AM

Republican presidential candidate agrees US president born in America after five years of conspiracy theories

Iraq oil pipeline repaired, full exports to resume in 24 hours
Middle East»

Iraq oil pipeline repaired, full exports to resume in 24 hours

Saturday, 17 September 2016 7:25 AM

Kirkuk link to Turkey's Ceyhan port was halted last Monday due to 'technical defect'

Russia, US seek to prolong Syria truce but aid blocked, violence spreads
Middle East»

Russia, US seek to prolong Syria truce but aid blocked, violence spreads

Saturday, 17 September 2016 7:21 AM

300,000 civilians trapped in Aleppo without aid, last 3 days have seen a drop in violence

Explosives traces on EgyptAir plane debris split investigators
Middle East»

Explosives traces on EgyptAir plane debris split investigators

Saturday, 17 September 2016 7:10 AM

French and Egyptian authorities clash over origin of TNT on remains of downed aircraft

Economic costs of Middle East wars exceptionally high, says IMF
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Economic costs of Middle East wars exceptionally high, says IMF

Friday, 16 September 2016 6:34 PM

IMF finds that drops in economic output in war-torn Syria, Libya and Yemen in recent years have far exceeded the worldwide average

UAE calls for open, transparent dialogue on human rights
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UAE calls for open, transparent dialogue on human rights

Thursday, 15 September 2016 1:52 PM

Obaid Salem Al Zaabi says the only way to resolve situation in Bahrain is through objective and constructive dialogue

Saudi Arabia forecast to generate 5.7m jobs by 2020
Jobs»

Saudi Arabia forecast to generate 5.7m jobs by 2020

Thursday, 15 September 2016 1:51 PM

Study says more than half the jobs will go to expats living in Gulf kingdom over next four years

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Kuwait's budget forecast to swing back to surplus by 2019
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Kuwait's budget forecast to swing back to surplus by 2019

Thursday, 15 September 2016 1:51 PM

BMI Research says fiscal deficits will only be temporary as recovering oil prices boost gov't coffers


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