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Saudi Arabia's religious authority says cinemas, song concerts harmful
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Saudi Arabia's religious authority says cinemas, song concerts harmful

Sunday, 15 January 2017 9:24 AM

Cinemas and public concerts are already banned in the kingdom, but gov’t promised a shake-up of the cultural scene with a set of ‘Vision 2030’ reforms

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Qatar inflation rate falls to 2016 low in December
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Qatar inflation rate falls to 2016 low in December

Saturday, 14 January 2017 1:12 AM

Official figures show that inflation rate drops to 1.8% last month from 2% the previous month

UN body hails UAE's initiative to fight hunger, end food waste
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UN body hails UAE's initiative to fight hunger, end food waste

Saturday, 14 January 2017 1:09 AM

Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations lauds decision to launch UAE Food Bank initiative

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Ivanka Trump turns to Arab adviser for support
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Ivanka Trump turns to Arab adviser for support

Thursday, 12 January 2017 12:15 PM

Trump looks to Egyptian-born Dina Powell for advice in hopes of winning over liberals and moderates, and possibly Arab Americans, who may be at odds with her father’s election as president

Oman denies seeking 'multi-billion dollar deposit'
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Oman denies seeking 'multi-billion dollar deposit'

Thursday, 12 January 2017 10:45 AM

Sultanate was reported this week to be seeking a central bank deposit to boost reserves

Saudi Arabia to see 2% non-oil growth this year – research
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Saudi Arabia to see 2% non-oil growth this year – research

Thursday, 12 January 2017 9:48 AM

Fiscal reforms helped kingdom achieve biggest improvement in public finances since 1990s, but slow oil growth weighs on recovery, says Capital Economics

Lebanon's Aoun says ties with Saudi Arabia on the mend after visit
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Lebanon's Aoun says ties with Saudi Arabia on the mend after visit

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 2:22 PM

President Michel Aoun's visit comes months after Saudi Arabia cancelled military aid to Lebanon

Dubai's Jafza says to allow more flexibility to free zone firms
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Dubai's Jafza says to allow more flexibility to free zone firms

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 2:13 PM

New regulations set to streamline all mandatory legalities, says DP World chairman

UAE's foreign investment law set 'to boost industrial expansion'
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UAE's foreign investment law set 'to boost industrial expansion'

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 2:10 PM

Economy minister hails new law which allows 100% foreign ownership in specific sectors

Rights groups accuse Saudi Arabia of new crackdown on dissent
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Rights groups accuse Saudi Arabia of new crackdown on dissent

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 2:09 PM

Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International make claims after arrest of two activists in first 10 days of 2017

UAE said to start background security check on expat workers
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UAE said to start background security check on expat workers

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 2:09 PM

Cabinet decision will reportedly be issued soon in bid to ensure workers do not have criminal record

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UAE approves international trade measures to protect local industry
Politics & Economics»

UAE approves international trade measures to protect local industry

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 12:08 PM

New law will set standards of fair competition, says FNC

In final address, Obama touts values and prods Trump
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In final address, Obama touts values and prods Trump

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 11:47 AM

Obama, who came to office amid high expectations that his election would heal historic racial divides, acknowledged that was an impossible goal

Afghan bomb killed five Emirati humanitarian workers, UAE confirms
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Afghan bomb killed five Emirati humanitarian workers, UAE confirms

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 10:55 AM

President Sheikh Khalifa ordered flags to fly at half-mast for three days in mourning

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Trump's choice for US attorney general does not support Muslim ban
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Trump's choice for US attorney general does not support Muslim ban

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 9:47 AM

Jeff Sessions said he favoured "higher intensity of vetting" for refugees seeking to enter the United States from countries that harbour terrorists


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