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Pentagon chief to visit Saudi Arabia, Qatar next week
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Pentagon chief to visit Saudi Arabia, Qatar next week

Saturday, 15 April 2017 10:17 AM

US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis is heading to the Middle East for a series of meetings with regional allies

Dubai set to start trade mission to Latin America
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Dubai set to start trade mission to Latin America

Saturday, 15 April 2017 12:36 AM

Dubai Chamber to lead delegation of UAE businessmen, investors and officials to Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina

Activists fear for Saudi woman who tried to flee forced marriage
Culture & Society»

Activists fear for Saudi woman who tried to flee forced marriage

Saturday, 15 April 2017 12:35 AM

Dina Ali Lasloom reportedly returned to Gulf kingdom against her will after trying to flee to Australia

Dubai to ban trade in dangerous animals from July
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Dubai to ban trade in dangerous animals from July

Friday, 14 April 2017 10:09 AM

Lions, cheetahs, panthers, tigers and leopards, hyenas, crocodiles, eagles and vultures all included in new legislation

Saudi princess sacked as Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Arabia
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Saudi princess sacked as Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Arabia

Thursday, 13 April 2017 3:52 PM

Princess Deena out after only two issues of the much-talked-about magazine

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Saudi Arabia raises $9bn in first global sukuk issue
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Saudi Arabia raises $9bn in first global sukuk issue

Thursday, 13 April 2017 2:44 PM

Move could ease pressure on Gulf kingdom's foreign reserves, say analysts

UK's post-Brexit GCC deal 'to fast track UAE diversification'
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UK's post-Brexit GCC deal 'to fast track UAE diversification'

Thursday, 13 April 2017 2:30 PM

UAE-based Links Group says free trade agreement will see UK exports to the region increase significantly

Kuwait politician blames foreigners as GCC austerity sets in
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Kuwait politician blames foreigners as GCC austerity sets in

Thursday, 13 April 2017 10:23 AM

The angst against non-citizen workers that is sweeping the globe isn’t skipping the region

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Philippines says Saudi Arabia still needs its workers
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Philippines says Saudi Arabia still needs its workers

Wednesday, 12 April 2017 5:27 PM

Saudis willing to allow more than 100 'runaway' Filipino workers to return home to show commitment

Bahrain needs to make big spending cuts, says IMF
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Bahrain needs to make big spending cuts, says IMF

Tuesday, 11 April 2017 3:15 PM

International Monetary Fund says Gulf kingdom has to act to restore stability to its budget and improve investor confidence

Unpaid wages on the agenda as Philippine's Duterte starts Gulf tour
Politics & Economics»

Unpaid wages on the agenda as Philippine's Duterte starts Gulf tour

Tuesday, 11 April 2017 10:44 AM

More than 5,000 Filipino workers were repatriated and are still owed back wages

Middle East travellers to the US down 20%, says Marriott CEO
Travel & Hospitality»

Middle East travellers to the US down 20%, says Marriott CEO

Tuesday, 11 April 2017 10:41 AM

The world’s biggest hotel operator denounces travel ban as ‘not good’ during Dubai visit

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Philippine president to sign $650m deals with Gulf nations
Politics & Economics»

Philippine president to sign $650m deals with Gulf nations

Monday, 10 April 2017 10:57 AM

Rodrigo Duterte will visit Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Qatar

No income tax for Saudi citizens, says finance minister
Banking & Finance»

No income tax for Saudi citizens, says finance minister

Monday, 10 April 2017 9:33 AM

Kingdom will keep VAT at 5% until 2020, and impose 50% tax on soft drinks, 100% on tobacco products from Q2

Dubai's private sector steams ahead
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Dubai's private sector steams ahead

Monday, 10 April 2017 9:24 AM

Business conditions in the emirate experienced the second-sharpest upturn in more than two years, according to the Emirates NBD Economy Tracker Index


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