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CCTV installed at mosques in Saudi and Bahrain
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CCTV installed at mosques in Saudi and Bahrain

Monday, 29 June 2015 2:58 PM

Gulf states seek to tighten security at places of worship following the deadly suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque in Kuwait on Friday

ISIL militants are plotting 'terrible' attacks in Britain, warns Cameron
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ISIL militants are plotting 'terrible' attacks in Britain, warns Cameron

Monday, 29 June 2015 12:18 PM

British Prime Minister says the UK's international terror threat is currently set at "severe," its second highest level

Israel bars foreign activist flotilla from reaching Gaza
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Israel bars foreign activist flotilla from reaching Gaza

Monday, 29 June 2015 11:43 AM

Activists said the boat had a few dozen Europeans, including politicians, on board

Dubai ruler orders July gov't salaries to be paid early
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Dubai ruler orders July gov't salaries to be paid early

Monday, 29 June 2015 10:49 AM

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has ordered all salaries to be issued on July 14 before the start of Eid al Fitr

Focus: A guide to Iranian nuclear talks
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Focus: A guide to Iranian nuclear talks

Monday, 29 June 2015 10:46 AM

Iran and six world powers - the US, UK, France, Germany, Russia and China - are in what may be the final phase of negotiations

Bahrain set to launch app to file police complaints
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Bahrain set to launch app to file police complaints

Sunday, 28 June 2015 3:46 PM

Complaints such as police misconduct and human rights violations can be lodged on the new app

UAE and Iranian ministers meet to discuss strengthening bilateral relations
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UAE and Iranian ministers meet to discuss strengthening bilateral relations

Sunday, 28 June 2015 12:33 PM

Iran's Economic Affairs and Finance minister has invited UAE Minister of Economy, Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, to lead a trade delegation to Iran

14,000 Saudis quit gov’t jobs in 7 months
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14,000 Saudis quit gov’t jobs in 7 months

Sunday, 28 June 2015 12:09 PM

Education was the hardest hit sector, with 38% of teachers quitting their jobs

Turkey's Erdogan says will
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Turkey's Erdogan says will "never allow" Kurdish state

Sunday, 28 June 2015 12:00 PM

Turkish officials have accused Syrian Kurds of driving Arabs out of villages and towns they have occupied

Saudi soldier killed in cross-border shelling from Yemen
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Saudi soldier killed in cross-border shelling from Yemen

Sunday, 28 June 2015 11:06 AM

Saudi forces and the Houthis have been trading fire across the border since the Arab alliance began its operations

Coordinated or not, attacks show ISIL's growing reach
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Coordinated or not, attacks show ISIL's growing reach

Sunday, 28 June 2015 10:38 AM

Attacks in France, Kuwait and Tunisia kill dozens on one day

European tour operators evacuate thousands from Tunisia after attack
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European tour operators evacuate thousands from Tunisia after attack

Sunday, 28 June 2015 9:37 AM

Gunman opened fire on the beach of the Imperial Marhaba hotel in Sousse, picking out foreigners and leaving Tunisians alive

Saudi Arabia slams UN council's call for gay rights
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Saudi Arabia slams UN council's call for gay rights

Friday, 26 June 2015 1:48 AM

Riyadh’s permanent representative to the UN has reiterated to the world it will not grant rights to homosexuals

Bahrain nets $1bn of foreign investment in 2014
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Bahrain nets $1bn of foreign investment in 2014

Thursday, 25 June 2015 7:54 PM

UN study says FDI levels, at 55% of GDP, were reportedly the highest in the GCC

Oman 'needs to phase in any cuts to subsidies'
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Oman 'needs to phase in any cuts to subsidies'

Thursday, 25 June 2015 2:07 PM

Oman Central Bank estimates that it will pay $4.67bn in subsidies this year


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