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Five Al Qaeda suspects disguised as women shot near Saudi border
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Five Al Qaeda suspects disguised as women shot near Saudi border

Monday, 15 December 2014 11:42 AM

The suspects, wearing the Niqab, had shot at a soldier as he went to inspect the bus they were travelling in on the Yemen-Saudi border, officials say

Kuwait says working to improve stock exchange conditions
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Kuwait says working to improve stock exchange conditions

Monday, 15 December 2014 11:38 AM

Finance Minister Anas Al Saleh made the comments as the market's main index fell steeply, bringing its year-to-date losses to 17%

Sydney hostage crisis sparks fears of Islamist-linked attack
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Sydney hostage crisis sparks fears of Islamist-linked attack

Monday, 15 December 2014 8:22 AM

Centre of the country's biggest city remains locked down as armed man holds hostages in busy cafe

OPEC chief says oil slide 'beyond fundamentals'
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OPEC chief says oil slide 'beyond fundamentals'

Sunday, 14 December 2014 3:37 PM

Abdullah al-Badri urges Gulf states to continue investing in exploration and production

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Cash-strapped Iraq seeks Kuwait war reparation delay
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Cash-strapped Iraq seeks Kuwait war reparation delay

Sunday, 14 December 2014 1:44 PM

Iraq want to postpone a final $4.6bn installment as it faces a cash crisis caused by falling oil prices, fighting IS

Qatar predicts booming economy in 2015 despite oil price slide
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Qatar predicts booming economy in 2015 despite oil price slide

Sunday, 14 December 2014 1:41 PM

Official figures suggest economy will grow by 7.7% in 2015, slightly slower than previously expected

Merkel condemns Islamophobia as German anti-Muslim marches grow
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Merkel condemns Islamophobia as German anti-Muslim marches grow

Sunday, 14 December 2014 12:07 PM

Weekly marches in Dresden attract thousands

ISIL beheads four men for blasphemy in Syria
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ISIL beheads four men for blasphemy in Syria

Sunday, 14 December 2014 12:04 PM

Self-declared police force has killed many people in areas it controls in Syria and Iraq for actions such as adultery, homosexuality, stealing and blasphemy.

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India police detain man said to be behind pro-ISIL Twitter posts
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India police detain man said to be behind pro-ISIL Twitter posts

Sunday, 14 December 2014 12:01 PM

Mehdi Masroor Biswas's arrest at home came days after UK TV identified him

Libyan conflict parties clash over control of eastern oil ports
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Libyan conflict parties clash over control of eastern oil ports

Sunday, 14 December 2014 11:59 AM

OPEC producer has two governments vying for legitimacy

Gov'ts must adopt to rapid changes in the Arab world, says Dubai ruler
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Gov'ts must adopt to rapid changes in the Arab world, says Dubai ruler

Sunday, 14 December 2014 11:40 AM

Sheikh Mohammed said the region will experience economic, political and social changes that will require flexible and wise policies to cope with them

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Saudi Arabia executes Filipino for killing his employer
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Saudi Arabia executes Filipino for killing his employer

Saturday, 13 December 2014 6:11 PM

Interior ministry confirms that Carletto Lana was beheaded in Riyadh, despite an appeal from Philippine President Benigno Aquino III

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Qatar's economic outlook 'overwhelmingly positive' - survey
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Qatar's economic outlook 'overwhelmingly positive' - survey

Saturday, 13 December 2014 10:05 AM

New Business Optimism Index says SMEs continue to be highly optimistic about prospects

Bahrain, Oman 'under pressure' from oil price slump - Moody's
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Bahrain, Oman 'under pressure' from oil price slump - Moody's

Saturday, 13 December 2014 2:21 AM

Ratings agency rules out introduction of new taxes as measure to cushion economies from falling oil revenues

IMF urges Kuwait to curb spending, subsidies amid oil price drop
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IMF urges Kuwait to curb spending, subsidies amid oil price drop

Friday, 12 December 2014 9:47 AM

International Monetary Fund says Gulf state's fiscal position is strong but steps needed to increase saving for future generations


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