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Iraq to pay US$408m owed to Egyptian workers
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Iraq to pay US$408m owed to Egyptian workers

Thursday, 22 March 2012 11:24 AM

Move is the latest in Iraq’s efforts to clear its Gulf War-era debts

TDIC says 'deeply committed' to worker welfare
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TDIC says 'deeply committed' to worker welfare

Wednesday, 21 March 2012 5:54 PM

Abu Dhabi tourism developer responds to new HRW report on Saadiyat Island work conditions

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Bahrain economy slows to 1.3% QonQ growth
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Bahrain economy slows to 1.3% QonQ growth

Wednesday, 21 March 2012 3:05 PM

Latest evidence that Arab Spring uprising is impacting island's economy

Kuwait Airways resumes flights after strike
Transport»

Kuwait Airways resumes flights after strike

Wednesday, 21 March 2012 2:25 PM

Operations recommenced at state-carrier following end of strike action

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Bahrain to keep closer eye on police interviews
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Bahrain to keep closer eye on police interviews

Wednesday, 21 March 2012 12:46 PM

Gov't says it will install CCTV to monitor potential humans rights abuses

Saadiyat Island labour conditions improving - HRW
Construction»

Saadiyat Island labour conditions improving - HRW

Wednesday, 21 March 2012 12:19 PM

Improvements by UAE developers praised, but need to do more to curtail abuses

Saudi, Philippines 'close' to US$300 min wage deal
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Saudi, Philippines 'close' to US$300 min wage deal

Wednesday, 21 March 2012 12:06 PM

Deal would see Saudi lift ban on visas for Filipino domestic workers

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Gulf countries, China agree to boost trade
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Gulf countries, China agree to boost trade

Tuesday, 20 March 2012 9:04 PM

Senior officials hold talks over possible joint ventures in petchems, banking

Saudi Arabia moves to soothe oil price fears
Energy»

Saudi Arabia moves to soothe oil price fears

Tuesday, 20 March 2012 7:33 PM

World's top exporter says ready to increase output to 12.5m bpd if required

Talks aim to bring Kuwait strikes to a close
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Talks aim to bring Kuwait strikes to a close

Tuesday, 20 March 2012 7:00 PM

Customs union official says discussions planned before parliament debates issue on Mar 23

UK says Eurofighter still in frame for UAE jets deal
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UK says Eurofighter still in frame for UAE jets deal

Tuesday, 20 March 2012 6:21 PM

British ministers still confident they can persuade Abu Dhabi to choose Typhoon fighter jets

UAE economy set to grow by nearly 4% in 2012
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UAE economy set to grow by nearly 4% in 2012

Tuesday, 20 March 2012 6:14 PM

Economy minister is more optimistic than IMF forecast of 2.3% growth this year

Bahrain says
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Bahrain says "significant" progress made on reforms

Tuesday, 20 March 2012 6:09 PM

King says Gulf state has rolled out a raft of reforms following criticism

Iran tells Kuwait's ruler it won't block Strait
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Iran tells Kuwait's ruler it won't block Strait

Tuesday, 20 March 2012 6:03 PM

HH Sheikh Sabah says he has received assurances from Iran over Strait blockade

UK judge orders veiled Muslim to stand down from jury
Culture & Society»

UK judge orders veiled Muslim to stand down from jury

Tuesday, 20 March 2012 4:41 PM

Female juror thrown out of court after refusing to remove Islamic veil

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