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Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim in London

Thursday, 30 October 2014 12:27 PM

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron meets the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani inside 10 Downing Street in London.

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Anti-ISIL coalition meeting in Kuwait

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 12:49 PM

The talks among coalition partners on the battle against ISIL fighters were held in Kuwait City on October 27, 2014, with the goal of creating 'an information coalition that is parallel to the military coalition fighting ISIL.

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Renzi's 'Jobs Act' makes waves in Italy

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 12:49 PM

Along with Germany and it's Mittelstand model, the biggest part of Italy's economy is made up of small and medium-sized family firms. Yet a lack of financing and Italy's rigid labour laws have been seen by many as factors stopping SMEs from growing and coming to Italy's economic aid. There are now hopes that Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's 'Jobs Act' will boost employment and investment in Italy's businesses and, ultimately, rescue Italy's economy.

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No international aid for Syrian refugees in Lebanon

Monday, 27 October 2014 11:56 AM

International humanitarian actors halted operations in n the eastern Lebanese town of Arsal due to security reasons. There are more than 1.1 million Syrian refugees in Lebanon, which has just four million citizens.

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Annual IMF meeting in Kuwait on GCC economic reforms

Sunday, 26 October 2014 12:07 PM

Gulf Arab oil exporters will have to reform their state spending and make cuts in some areas because of weak oil prices, concluded finance ministers and central banks governors of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the IMF managing director Christine Lagarde at their annual meeting on October 25, 2014 in Kuwait City.

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TPP negotiators make progress in Australia

Sunday, 26 October 2014 12:07 PM

Trade ministers from 12 nations met in Sydney on October 26, 2014, to continue talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which would encompass 40 per cent of the global economy and include 12 nations.

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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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