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Tunisians prepare for elections

Thursday, 23 October 2014 12:23 PM

Tunisians vote on October 26, 2014, to elect their first parliament since the country's 2011 revolution, in a rare glimmer of hope for a region torn apart by post-Arab Spring violence and repression.

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Qatari Emir holds talks with Ecuadorean president

Thursday, 23 October 2014 12:23 PM

HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani held a round of official talks with President Rafael Correa of Ecuador at the Emir Diwan on October 22, 2014. They were joined by a number of Qatari ministers and members of the delegation accompanying President Correa.

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APEC ministers meet in China

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 12:43 PM

Finance ministers from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum met on October 22, 2014, in Beijing, China, to discuss the backdrop of global economic, political and health concerns including slowing growth in China and the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

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Hong Kong: Demonstrators in talks with government

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 12:43 PM

After four weeks of protests, Hong Kong’s government held talks with the representatives of the Hong Kong Federation of Students on October 21, 2014. The government offered to submit an official report to Beijing that reflects the protesters’ views, but wouldn’t ask China’s leadership to revoke its plan to impose limits on how the city’s leader is elected.

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Abu Dhabi Louvre: Between vision and reality

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 12:43 PM

From studying the possibility of opening a branch of the Louvre museum in Abu Dhabi in 2006 to this week’s announcement of the full installation of the Louvre Abu Dhabi dome structure, The Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC) is a step closer to completing one of the world’s premier cultural institutions - Louvre Abu Dhabi. Designed by Pritzker-prize winning architect Jean Nouvel, Louvre Abu Dhabi will encompass 9,200 square metres of art galleries located in the heart of the Saadiyat Cultural District.

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260 companies exhibit at Milipol Qatar 2014

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 12:31 PM

More than 260 companies from 36 countries attend the Milipol Qatar 2014, an international internal security and police equipment exhibition, in Doha. The exhibition, held every two years between Doha and Paris is sponsored by the Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, and emphasises the interrelation between entities and neighbouring authorities.

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Arab foreign ministers express solidarity with Iraq

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 12:31 PM

Mauritania's Foreign Affairs Minister Ahmed Ould Teguedi, Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sabah Al-Khalid al-Sabah, Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari and Arab League Secretary General Nabil al-Arabi met in Baghdad on October 19, 2014, to express solidarity with Iraq and their fight against ISIL.

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Abu Dhabi Crown Prince visits 10 Downing Street

Monday, 20 October 2014 12:11 PM

UK premier David Cameron and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan to discuss the ongoing situation in the Middle East.

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Thousands of Kurds protest ISIL terror

Thursday, 16 October 2014 12:43 PM

Kurds have taken to the streets across Germany in recent days to demand support for Kobane, which lies in Syria on the border to Turkey.

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Hong Kong sit-in continues as negotiations break down

Thursday, 16 October 2014 12:43 PM

Pro-democracy supporters continue to occupy the streets surrounding Hong Kong's financial district after talks broke down with the government.

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West African countries hold meeting on Ebola crisis

Thursday, 16 October 2014 12:42 PM

Finance ministers and representatives from around the world attend a meeting on the Ebola crisis during the IMF-World Bank Group annual meetings.

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US national shot dead in Riyadh

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 12:47 PM

A US national was shot dead and another wounded in Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh on Tuesday, police said, in what appeared to be the first killing of a Westerner in years in a gun attack in the kingdom.

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Obama discusses ISIL with foreign defense chiefs

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 12:46 PM

The US President Barack Obama attended a meeting with the military leadership from 21 coalition partner nations to discuss the ongoing campaign against ISIL. Among others representatives from Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates also attended the meeting held at Andrew Air Force Base in Maryland.

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Inside Dubai’s Sparkle Towers in partnership with Swarovski

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 12:34 PM

Launch of city's first crystal-inspired towers, with jeweled decor and sparkling lighting applications

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Hong Kong: Barricades for democracy

Tuesday, 14 October 2014 1:01 PM

Pro-democracy demonstrators have set up camp over a major east-west thoroughfare which usually carries buses, cars and trams, disrupting traffic and angering many locals who said business was being affected. Protesters have threatened to widen their campaign as they continue to call for open elections and the resignation of Hong Kong's Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying.


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