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Qatar approves draft law on domestic workers
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Qatar approves draft law on domestic workers

Thursday, 9 February 2017 11:55 AM

Domestic workers not currently covered by Qatar’s labour legislation

Trump, US aviation execs to discuss infrastructure, air traffic and Gulf carriers
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Trump, US aviation execs to discuss infrastructure, air traffic and Gulf carriers

Thursday, 9 February 2017 9:35 AM

Trump administration has not yet addressed the US carriers' competition concerns

UN seeks $2.1 billion to avert famine in Yemen
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UN seeks $2.1 billion to avert famine in Yemen

Wednesday, 8 February 2017 7:55 PM

At least 10,000 people have been killed in the fighting, which has unleashed a humanitarian crisis in the desperately poor Arabian Peninsula country

Most of GCC marked 'low' political risk for 2017
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Most of GCC marked 'low' political risk for 2017

Wednesday, 8 February 2017 6:53 PM

Report warns of increasingly complex global business landscape this year

Kuwait welcomes Iran's readiness for dialogue with Gulf
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Kuwait welcomes Iran's readiness for dialogue with Gulf

Wednesday, 8 February 2017 4:19 PM

Saudi Arabia and other members of the GCC accuse Iran of using sectarianism to interfere in Arab countries

UAE, US discuss global peace, eradicating terrorist groups
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UAE, US discuss global peace, eradicating terrorist groups

Wednesday, 8 February 2017 1:06 PM

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed spoke with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

UAE announces plan to increase Emiratis working in private sector
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UAE announces plan to increase Emiratis working in private sector

Wednesday, 8 February 2017 12:46 PM

9,199 Emiratis are looking for jobs, says UAE ministry

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Gulf-backed Yemeni forces capture Red Sea coast city
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Gulf-backed Yemeni forces capture Red Sea coast city

Wednesday, 8 February 2017 12:12 PM

UAE contingent in the Saudi-led Arab alliance played the main role in liberating al-Mokha

MidEast travel to US slumps following Trump ban
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MidEast travel to US slumps following Trump ban

Wednesday, 8 February 2017 9:55 AM

When the travel ban was in place from Jan. 28 to Feb. 4, reservations dropped 80%

Kuwait minister resigns ahead of no-confidence vote over IOC ban
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Kuwait minister resigns ahead of no-confidence vote over IOC ban

Tuesday, 7 February 2017 5:17 PM

Sheikh Salman Sabah al-Humoud al-Sabah was due to face the no-confidence vote on Wednesday

Campaigners start UK court case to stop Saudi arms sales
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Campaigners start UK court case to stop Saudi arms sales

Tuesday, 7 February 2017 5:03 PM

Campaign Against The Arms Trade seeks order at London's High Court to block export licences for British-made bombs, jets

Pressure on Qatar finances easing but austerity still needed
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Pressure on Qatar finances easing but austerity still needed

Tuesday, 7 February 2017 1:47 PM

Finance minister Ali Sherif al-Emadi says recent rises in global oil prices have boosted state revenues

Sheikh Mohammed to lead debate on reviving Arab world's future
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Sheikh Mohammed to lead debate on reviving Arab world's future

Tuesday, 7 February 2017 10:16 AM

Dubai and the UAE leads me to believe in potential of this region and its people, says Sheikh Mohammed

Saudi Arabia set to appoint new ambassador to Lebanon
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Saudi Arabia set to appoint new ambassador to Lebanon

Monday, 6 February 2017 3:30 PM

Lebanese president's office says the move will encourage the return of Saudi tourists and increase flights by Saudi airlines

UAE economy on the up in 2017, but late payments still an issue
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UAE economy on the up in 2017, but late payments still an issue

Monday, 6 February 2017 3:05 PM

Country is in stronger position than the rest of the GCC due to its diversified economy, says Coface


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