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Kuwait records dramatic fall in budget surplus – report
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Kuwait records dramatic fall in budget surplus – report

Monday, 13 April 2015 1:24 PM

The 2014-15 surplus falls 50% to $27bn in the year to March 31, compared to $42.7bn a year earlier

Qatar urged to increase women's economic involvement
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Qatar urged to increase women's economic involvement

Monday, 13 April 2015 1:24 PM

Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics report says women's role in labour market poses challenge

Saudi Grand Mufti calls for military conscription
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Saudi Grand Mufti calls for military conscription

Monday, 13 April 2015 1:20 PM

Mufti’s comments come after Kuwait, the UAE and Qatar introduce compulsory military service

UAE workers riot after death of colleague
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UAE workers riot after death of colleague

Monday, 13 April 2015 11:48 AM

Disturbance saw vehicles, equipment set alight by workers in RAK

Pakistan retaliates against UAE's criticism over Yemen
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Pakistan retaliates against UAE's criticism over Yemen

Monday, 13 April 2015 10:14 AM

Pakistan’s Interior Minister has accused the UAE of ‘making threats’ & violating diplomatic norms in what has become an unprecedented increase in tensions between the countries

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Gunmen attack South Korea embassy in Tripoli, two guards killed
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Gunmen attack South Korea embassy in Tripoli, two guards killed

Monday, 13 April 2015 9:44 AM

Militants claiming loyalty to ISIL said they were behind the attack

Hilary Clinton launches 2016 bid for the White House
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Hilary Clinton launches 2016 bid for the White House

Monday, 13 April 2015 9:26 AM

Former Secretary of State vows to fight for a level playing field for those recovering from tough economic times

Saudi Arabia dismisses Iran calls for Yemen ceasefire
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Saudi Arabia dismisses Iran calls for Yemen ceasefire

Sunday, 12 April 2015 4:14 PM

Saudi foreign minister Saud Al Faisal says Tehran should not be interfering in conflict

Yemen: Latest air strikes kill 8 civilians
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Yemen: Latest air strikes kill 8 civilians

Sunday, 12 April 2015 2:34 PM

UN says the conflict has killed 600 people, wounded 2,200 and displaced 100,000 others

Turkey's Erdogan holds call with Pakistani PM over Yemen crisis
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Turkey's Erdogan holds call with Pakistani PM over Yemen crisis

Sunday, 12 April 2015 12:23 PM

Turkey has publicly supported fellow Sunni Muslim Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies against the Iran-allied Houthi insurgents in Yemen

Critic of Bahrain military action in Yemen detained for further 15 days
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Critic of Bahrain military action in Yemen detained for further 15 days

Sunday, 12 April 2015 11:59 AM

Opposition activist Nabeel Rajab is accused of posting news and images in which he criticised the military action

Obama optimistic about Iran nuclear deal despite Khamenei's comments
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Obama optimistic about Iran nuclear deal despite Khamenei's comments

Sunday, 12 April 2015 11:23 AM

US president says there may be ways to structure a final nuclear deal that achieves the core objectives, while satisfying Iran's 'pride'

Egypt sentences Muslim Brotherhood leader, others to death
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Egypt sentences Muslim Brotherhood leader, others to death

Sunday, 12 April 2015 10:17 AM

Fourteen men sentenced to death in mass trial, while the White House has condemned a life sentence given to a US-Egyptian citizen

Second Saudi health minister removed from post
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Second Saudi health minister removed from post

Sunday, 12 April 2015 10:14 AM

Less than 3mths into the job, Ahmed bin Aqeel Al Khatib has been removed from the ministerial role, reportedly after a video of him acting aggressively towards a citizen

UAE criticises Pakistan's Yemen decision
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UAE criticises Pakistan's Yemen decision

Sunday, 12 April 2015 10:13 AM

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash accused Pakistan of siding with Iran, failing to support Gulf states at a ‘critical’ time & being contradictory

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