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Israel to move forward with two-state solution
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Israel to move forward with two-state solution

Sunday, 17 May 2009 11:59 PM

President Peres tells World Economic Forum Netanyahu will adopt Roadmap for Palestine.

Mideast leaders need to push ahead with reforms - panel
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Mideast leaders need to push ahead with reforms - panel

Sunday, 17 May 2009 10:10 PM

WEF session panel says further reforms key to weathering global economic crisis.

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Kuwait women enter parliament, deadlock may not end

Sunday, 17 May 2009 8:47 PM

UPDATE 4: Changes not seen as enough to end parliament-government standoff.

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Full support remains for GCC monetary union, central bank

Sunday, 17 May 2009 4:37 PM

Secretary General denies country rift over citing of GCC central bank in Saudi capital.

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Dubai gov't denies living in 'state of denial' - official

Sunday, 17 May 2009 1:48 PM

Dubai finance boss says monetary support will continue for gov't related entities.    

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Doha tipped as increasingly important global city

Sunday, 17 May 2009 11:45 AM

Massive wealth from gas revenue, plus timing of global crisis, positive for Qatar.

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Kuwaiti women win seats in parliament for first time
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Kuwaiti women win seats in parliament for first time

Sunday, 17 May 2009 10:26 AM

UPDATE 1: Women allowed to stand for election since 2005, May 16 saw first wins. 

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Kuwait polls close, voters doubt crisis will end

Sunday, 17 May 2009 1:45 AM

UPDATE 4: Third election since 2006 likely to see Islamists lose some ground.

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SABIC kept afloat by domestic economy - Prince Saud

Saturday, 16 May 2009 3:14 PM

World's largest petrochemicals firm by crisis, but national industries helping. 

India's Congress-led alliance sweeps back into power
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India's Congress-led alliance sweeps back into power

Saturday, 16 May 2009 11:11 AM

UPDATE 1: Alliance defeats Hindi rivals, setting up second term for Manmohan Singh.

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Saudi activists call for overhaul of monarchy

Saturday, 16 May 2009 9:27 AM

Petition sent to King Abdullah by 77 activists calls for reduction in royal political role.

Freed US journalist to speak about Iranian jail ordeal
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Freed US journalist to speak about Iranian jail ordeal

Saturday, 16 May 2009 9:11 AM

Roxana Saberi, the jailed reporter, arrived in Vienna on Friday on her way back to the US.

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Kuwait goes to the polls for second time in year

Saturday, 16 May 2009 8:51 AM

General election on May 16 expects low turnout, Islamists to lose ground and first female seats.

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UBS sees Mideast demand boost as firms restructure

Friday, 15 May 2009 2:10 PM

Gulf Arab region is in better shape as it has not faced toxic debt problems - analyst.

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Al Qaeda sleeper cells still exist in Saudi Arabia - minister

Friday, 15 May 2009 11:34 AM

"We will awake these cells just as we have done others," interior minister says.


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