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Suspects in Saudi embassy attack appear in Tehran court
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Suspects in Saudi embassy attack appear in Tehran court

Monday, 18 July 2016 1:49 PM

Suspects are accused of disturbing public order and damaging embassy buildings

GCC gov'ts urged to rethink cost cutting to wipe out deficits
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GCC gov'ts urged to rethink cost cutting to wipe out deficits

Monday, 18 July 2016 1:49 PM

New report says GCC countries are facing budgetary problems which could result in long-term deficits if not addressed

Twitter, Facebook move quickly to stem celebrations of Nice attack
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Twitter, Facebook move quickly to stem celebrations of Nice attack

Monday, 18 July 2016 12:52 PM

Facebook and YouTube have implemented some automated processes to block or rapidly remove ISIL videos, as the spate of violence increases challenges to social media companies

Australia's former PM Rudd throws hat in ring for top UN job
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Australia's former PM Rudd throws hat in ring for top UN job

Monday, 18 July 2016 12:52 PM

More than a dozen high-profile candidates vying for the position, including former UN climate chief Christiana Figueres, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova of Bulgaria; former Croatian Foreign Minister Vesna Pusic and former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark

Sheikh Mohammed marks UAE Space Agency anniversary with historic stamp
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Sheikh Mohammed marks UAE Space Agency anniversary with historic stamp

Monday, 18 July 2016 12:32 PM

Sheikh Mohammed said the UAE now has a space sector worth $5.4 billion, with a mission to Mars driven by a wholly Emirati team of scientists

Ministry official under investigation in Saudi Arabia over $3.7m graft claim
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Ministry official under investigation in Saudi Arabia over $3.7m graft claim

Monday, 18 July 2016 10:25 AM

Ministry official under investigation in Saudi Arabia over $3.7m graft claim

Saudi Arabia detains Turkish military's attaché to Kuwait
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Saudi Arabia detains Turkish military's attaché to Kuwait

Monday, 18 July 2016 10:11 AM

King Salman congratulated Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on weathering the failed military coup launched against him

Bahrain court dissolves main Shi'ite opposition group Wefaq
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Bahrain court dissolves main Shi'ite opposition group Wefaq

Sunday, 17 July 2016 3:29 PM

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson urged Bahrain to guarantee political freedoms for all its citizens

Kuwait sets $200 minimum wage for domestic workers
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Kuwait sets $200 minimum wage for domestic workers

Sunday, 17 July 2016 12:31 PM

New law is aimed at settling worker/employer disputes over pay

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Emirates, Etihad resume flights to Istanbul after attempted military coup
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Emirates, Etihad resume flights to Istanbul after attempted military coup

Sunday, 17 July 2016 12:30 PM

Attempted coup follows a series of bombings that hit Turkey this year, including a suicide attack in June that killed 45 people at Istanbul's main airport

Turkey arrests nearly 3,000 plot suspects after thwarting coup against Erdogan
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Turkey arrests nearly 3,000 plot suspects after thwarting coup against Erdogan

Sunday, 17 July 2016 9:36 AM

Erdogan says Turkey may discuss reintroducing the death penalty

Saudi says hopes release of '28 pages' clears up 9/11 suspicions
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Saudi says hopes release of '28 pages' clears up 9/11 suspicions

Sunday, 17 July 2016 9:21 AM

Pages of US 9/11 report detailing possible Saudi ties made public

UN-backed Yemen peace talks resume in Kuwait
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UN-backed Yemen peace talks resume in Kuwait

Sunday, 17 July 2016 8:46 AM

Talks have helped slow down the fighting, but have achieved little concrete progress in over two months

Emirates cancels Turkey flights after attempted military coup
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Emirates cancels Turkey flights after attempted military coup

Saturday, 16 July 2016 4:46 PM

Dubai airline grounds flights to Turkey on Saturday; says it continues to monitor situation before making decision on future flights

At least 160 killed in violence as Turkish coup bid crumbles
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At least 160 killed in violence as Turkish coup bid crumbles

Saturday, 16 July 2016 10:16 AM

Defiant President Tayyip Erdogan says those behind 'act of treason' will pay a heavy price

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