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Saudi economic reforms must focus on efficiency - minister
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Saudi economic reforms must focus on efficiency - minister

Monday, 26 January 2015 7:31 PM

Economy and Planning Minister Muhammad Al Jasser says reforms will continue under new King Salman

UAE expects oil price to start rebound by mid-2015
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UAE expects oil price to start rebound by mid-2015

Monday, 26 January 2015 1:47 PM

Economy minister Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri predicts oil market recovery, improvement in major economies

Qatar to ban street vendors from hassling people
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Qatar to ban street vendors from hassling people

Monday, 26 January 2015 1:35 PM

New regulations proposed to stop vendors from chasing or making any noise to solicit customers

At least 17 killed in protests on anniversary of Egypt uprising
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At least 17 killed in protests on anniversary of Egypt uprising

Monday, 26 January 2015 12:29 PM

Tahrir Square, symbolic heart of 2011 uprising, sealed off

Syria rebels overtake strategic base in south
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Syria rebels overtake strategic base in south

Monday, 26 January 2015 12:27 PM

Base was one of several used to pound rebel-held villages and towns in southern part of the country

Obama defends use of drones against Al Qaeda
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Obama defends use of drones against Al Qaeda

Monday, 26 January 2015 10:14 AM

US president said the alternative would be to deploy US troops, which was not sustainable.

Germany said to halt arms exports to Saudi Arabia
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Germany said to halt arms exports to Saudi Arabia

Sunday, 25 January 2015 4:01 PM

Gov't sources quoted as saying Gulf kingdom is currently 'too unstable' to receive weapons

Qatar-based cleric urges Egypt protests on uprising's anniversary
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Qatar-based cleric urges Egypt protests on uprising's anniversary

Sunday, 25 January 2015 2:36 PM

Sheikh Youssef al-Qaradawi has been critical of Egypt's military-backed gov't; says Mursi is 'legitimate' leader

UAE's inflation hits 6-year high on rising housing, utility costs
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UAE's inflation hits 6-year high on rising housing, utility costs

Sunday, 25 January 2015 1:44 PM

New data shows UAE annual inflation rate at 3.1% in December, the highest since February 2009

Qatar should consider fat foods tax: PwC
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Qatar should consider fat foods tax: PwC

Sunday, 25 January 2015 12:35 PM

The global accounting firm has recommended Qatar consider a levy on unhealthy foods to help diversify its revenue base & improve the population’s health

Kuwaitis in private sector rises 18%
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Kuwaitis in private sector rises 18%

Sunday, 25 January 2015 12:32 PM

The five-year rise still means only 61,000 Kuwaitis – less than 10 percent of the total workforce - are in the private sector

Egypt court orders retrial for 152 sentenced to death
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Egypt court orders retrial for 152 sentenced to death

Sunday, 25 January 2015 10:46 AM

Original trial lasted only a few days and was widely criticised by Western govts, human rights groups

Japan condemns apparent ISIL execution, demands hostage release
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Japan condemns apparent ISIL execution, demands hostage release

Sunday, 25 January 2015 9:59 AM

US President Obama condemns killing of Japanese captive

Human rights critics focus on beheadings and floggings after King Abdullah death
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Human rights critics focus on beheadings and floggings after King Abdullah death

Sunday, 25 January 2015 9:38 AM

Monarch’s death leads to widespread criticism in UK over human rights record

Obama, world leaders head to Saudi Arabia to offer condolences
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Obama, world leaders head to Saudi Arabia to offer condolences

Saturday, 24 January 2015 2:20 PM

Leaders from the US, Russia, UK, France, Japan among those meeting new King Salman in Riyadh


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