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Kuwait link to 'Jihadi John' suspect in ISIL beheading videos
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Kuwait link to 'Jihadi John' suspect in ISIL beheading videos

Thursday, 26 February 2015 3:22 PM

Mohammed Emwazi, a Kuwait-born Brit from a well-to-do family in West London, is named as ISIL suspect

Bahrain sentences three men to death for cop killing
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Bahrain sentences three men to death for cop killing

Thursday, 26 February 2015 2:48 PM

Ruling is the latest in a series of strict penalties handed down to those accused of seeking to destabilise the kingdom

UAE court sentences six Iranians to life in jail over Brit's kidnap
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UAE court sentences six Iranians to life in jail over Brit's kidnap

Thursday, 26 February 2015 12:53 PM

Abbas Yazdi, a British businessman of Iranian descent, disappeared while in Dubai in June 2013

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US justices indicate support for Muslim woman in head scarf complaint

Thursday, 26 February 2015 12:26 PM

A majority of U.S. Supreme Court justices express support for a Muslim woman denied a job at Abercrombie & Fitch because she wore a head scarf.

3 Al Jazeera journalists arrested over Paris drones
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3 Al Jazeera journalists arrested over Paris drones

Thursday, 26 February 2015 11:24 AM

French authorities detected unmanned aircraft over five Paris landmarks including the US embassy

Dubai teen invents talking cigarette pack to help anti-smoking campaign
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Dubai teen invents talking cigarette pack to help anti-smoking campaign

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 2:42 PM

Invention works like a musical birthday card with microchip playing warning message when packet is opened

India seizes 60kg of gold smuggled from Dubai
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India seizes 60kg of gold smuggled from Dubai

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 1:50 PM

Single biggest seizure of gold to be smuggled into India; six people are arrested

Baby among 'items' lost in Dubai taxis during 2014
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Baby among 'items' lost in Dubai taxis during 2014

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 1:49 PM

Dubai's transport authority reveals that passenger from The Dubai Mall left baby in taxi but was later returned

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Prince William bestows honours

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 12:53 PM

At an investiture ceremony held at Buckingham Palace on Monday, the Duke of Cambridge Prince William awarded CBEs for various achievements including for services to entrepreneurship and charity.

Gunmen kidnap Frenchwoman and Yemeni driver in Sanaa
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Gunmen kidnap Frenchwoman and Yemeni driver in Sanaa

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 12:43 PM

30-year-old works as consultant on development projects

Two sentenced to death for planning to hijack a plane in Saudi Arabia
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Two sentenced to death for planning to hijack a plane in Saudi Arabia

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 12:26 PM

The men were convicted of being part of a terrorist cell and having fought with Al Qaeda in Afghanistan

Two members of Saudi religious police fired for corruption
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Two members of Saudi religious police fired for corruption

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 12:18 PM

The men have reportedly been accused of stealing money from the Haia

ISIL in Syria abducts at least 150 Christians
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ISIL in Syria abducts at least 150 Christians

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 9:46 AM

US condemned the attacks and called for the immediate and unconditional release of the civilians taken captive

Sword fight at Dubai hotel leads to four arrests
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Sword fight at Dubai hotel leads to four arrests

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 9:42 AM

Confrontation between two Emiratis and two Saudis reportedly began following accidental physical contact outside a washroom

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Video: Bahraini sees what it’s like to work as a migrant labourer for a day

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 9:25 AM

The Youtube clip encourages people to be nicer to those working in the service industry, regardless of their nationality

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