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90% support end to Saudi driving ban

Sunday, 13 July 2008 12:51 PM

Arabian Business poll reveals widespread support for Saudi gov't to change law affecting women.

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Oman inflation hits record 13.2% in May

Sunday, 13 July 2008 12:50 PM

UPDATE 1: Inflation accelerates to a record 13.24% in May from 12.43% in April, led by food price.

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Iran says talk of US attack 'craziness'

Sunday, 13 July 2008 11:38 AM

Iran dismisses speculation that it risks being attacked over controversial nuclear drive.


Iran confirms Total's withdrawal from project

Sunday, 13 July 2008 11:30 AM

French energy giant Total drops out of a multi-billion-dollar gas investment.

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Saudi releases detained Bahraini nationals

Sunday, 13 July 2008 11:16 AM

Bahrain secures release of eight nationals held without charge in Saudi Arabia for five months.

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VAT plan 'would conflict with existing laws'

Sunday, 13 July 2008 11:11 AM

Economic chief raises concerns over proposals to introduce new tax on UAE imports.


Abu Dhabi launches new price index

Sunday, 13 July 2008 10:28 AM

Gov't statistics unit expands consumer index to monitor price trends of essential commodities.

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Hundreds arrested in arms, drugs crackdown

Saturday, 12 July 2008 6:21 PM

Saudi police seize tonne arms and drugs in past three months, 800 suspects arrested.

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Dubai to invest $100mn in Ethiopia

Saturday, 12 July 2008 6:07 PM

State-owned Dubai World planning investments in mining, trade, agriculture, real estate and catering.

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Iran pledges to destroy Israel, US bases if attacked

Saturday, 12 July 2008 5:45 PM

War of words escalates with senior official threatening to strike out across region.


Saudi agrees to defer Pakistan oil payments

Saturday, 12 July 2008 5:34 PM

Agreement to provide significant boost to south Asian country's economy, report says.

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Kuwait eyes India, China investment

Saturday, 12 July 2008 5:21 PM

Gulf state turning its attentions to Asia, looking to open investment offices, finance minister says.

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Inflation in India surges toward 12%

Saturday, 12 July 2008 4:52 PM

Annual inflation increases on the back of rising cost of manufactured goods, food and fuel.

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Oman budget surplus soars amid record oil prices

Saturday, 12 July 2008 4:40 PM

Gulf state's budget surplus for Q1 increases to $2.37bn, boosted by 56% rise in oil revenue.

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'Scarf strangler' serial killer arrested

Saturday, 12 July 2008 2:08 PM

Man suspected of murdering total of eight women in Tehran satellite city caught by police.

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