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Saudi Arabia leapfrogs UK, France in military spending list
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Saudi Arabia leapfrogs UK, France in military spending list

Saturday, 19 April 2014 1:44 AM

New report says Gulf kingdom spent $67bn last year, up 14% on previous year; ranked fourth globally

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Saudi blogger jailed for 15 years for defaming kingdom
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Saudi blogger jailed for 15 years for defaming kingdom

Friday, 18 April 2014 1:31 AM

Lawyer says Fadhel al-Manasef was convicted of taking part in protests and publishing defamatory articles online

Gulf states agree on measures to heal internal rift
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Gulf states agree on measures to heal internal rift

Friday, 18 April 2014 1:30 AM

Deal agreed after Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE withdrew their ambassadors from Qatar last month

Taliban negotiator under house arrest in UAE
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Taliban negotiator under house arrest in UAE

Thursday, 17 April 2014 4:54 PM

Security source says UAE is considering deporting Agha Jan Mutassim to Afghanistan

Saudi conservatives stage rare protest against Westernisation
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Saudi conservatives stage rare protest against Westernisation

Thursday, 17 April 2014 2:38 PM

Demonstration takes place outside Royal Court in Riyadh against planned reforms to give women more rights

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Labourers hold sit-in at Kuwait insect lab
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Labourers hold sit-in at Kuwait insect lab

Thursday, 17 April 2014 1:36 PM

About 100 Egyptian labourers and agricultural engineers hold protest over promised bonus payments

Yemen's Al Qaeda leader vows to attack America in new video
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Yemen's Al Qaeda leader vows to attack America in new video

Thursday, 17 April 2014 11:42 AM

Footage apparently shows a gathering of the group celebrating a mass jailbreak of fighters

Egyptian court jails 119 Mursi supporters
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Egyptian court jails 119 Mursi supporters

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 4:34 PM

Muslim Brotherhood supporters sentenced to three years in jail related to protests held in October

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Bahrain wants closer ties with Russia
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Bahrain wants closer ties with Russia

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 1:54 PM

Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa praises Russia, keen to step up economic and political ties

Bahrain laws in doubt after MPs dodge Parliament
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Bahrain laws in doubt after MPs dodge Parliament

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 1:50 PM

MPs have been caught cheating parliament's attendance monitors by stuffing paper into a machine that keeps track of who is present

Rebel videos show first US-made rockets in Syria
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Rebel videos show first US-made rockets in Syria

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 12:35 PM

The move is not seen as enough to change course of war for now

Kuwait to debate scrapping fuel subsidies for expats
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Kuwait to debate scrapping fuel subsidies for expats

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 12:17 PM

The Kuwait Parliament is also reportedly set to consider a proposal to reduce subsidies on electricity

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Saudi calls for
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Saudi calls for "stern and decisive" action on Syria

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 12:12 PM

Foreign Minister said recent poison gas attacks were a challenge to “international will.”

Israeli, Palestinian negotiators to meet Wednesday, US says
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Israeli, Palestinian negotiators to meet Wednesday, US says

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 12:09 PM

Two sides will meet despite Israeli anger at the killing of an off-duty Israeli policeman in the occupied West Bank

UAE reports decline in human trafficking cases
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UAE reports decline in human trafficking cases

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 10:40 AM

The federal government authority is planning to increase its campaign to crackdown on the practice


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