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In pics: 10th Arab Energy Conference in Abu Dhabi

Monday, 22 December 2014 12:28 PM

At the opening session of the 10th Arab Energy Conference in Abu Dhabi, the UAE Energy Minister Suhail bin Mohamed al-Mazroui said that 'irresponsible' levels of output by producers from outside the OPEC oil cartel were among the main causes of the slump in prices.

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Yemen’s economy affected by instability

Sunday, 21 December 2014 12:56 PM

The new government of Prime Ministr Khaled Bahah won a confidence vote in Yemen's House of Representatives with a comfortable majority following months of unrest. Yemen has been rocked by worsening instability since the Shiite fighters, who are also known as Huthis, seized control of the capital Sanaa on September 21, 2014.

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Qatari Emir meets Erdogan

Sunday, 21 December 2014 12:56 PM

During his second official visit to Turkey in 2014, Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the presidential palace in Ankara, Turkey, on December 19, 2014.

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43rd Bahrain National Day

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 12:11 PM

Bahrainis wave their national flag as they drive down a street celebrating Bahrain National Day, in Sakhir, south of Manama, on December 16, 2014.

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GCC states increase diplomatic activities

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 12:11 PM

From the 16th OPEC meeting in Doha to inter-governmental meetings in Kuwait, GCC states have enhanced their various diplomatic efforts towards the end of the year.

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Sheikh Mohammed attends Arab Strategy Forum

Monday, 15 December 2014 12:31 PM

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and ruler of Dubai, took part in a panel discussion during the Arab Strategy Forum on December 14, 2014 in Dubai.

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GCC summit in Doha

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 12:04 PM

The heads of states from the six-member countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) met in Doha, Qatar, on December 9, 2014, to hammer out a common strategy to fight the threat from Islamic extremism and plunging oil prices.

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US Defense Secretary visits Kuwait

Tuesday, 9 December 2014 11:57 AM

The US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks to US troops during a visit to. Secretary Hagel visited Camp Buehring in the northwest of Kuwait, which once was a staging post for troops headed to Iraq, roughly 65 miles from the Iraqi border on December 8, 2014.

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IOC Session approves Olympic Agenda 2020

Tuesday, 9 December 2014 11:57 AM

The full membership of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) unanimously approved the 40 recommendations that make up Olympic Agenda 2020, a strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement, at the 127th IOC Session at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco, Monaco.

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Afghan President meets Merkel

Monday, 8 December 2014 12:56 PM

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is on his first official visit to Germany since taking office. Germany is scheduled to leave a contingent of 850 soldiers in Afghanistan following the withdrawal of NATO troops in January in order to help train and assist the Afghan military and security forces.

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Manama Dialogue focuses on security issues

Sunday, 7 December 2014 12:35 PM

At the 10th Manama Dialogue Regional Security Summit, organised by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in Manama, Bahrain, on December 6, 2014, Bahrain urged the international community to focus its efforts on combating the 'evil theocracy' of jihadist groups such as the Islamic State.

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NATO vows to defeat ISIL

Thursday, 4 December 2014 12:28 PM

Emirati Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan and other foreign ministers from European, Arab and other countries met at the NATO headquarters in Brussels on December 3, 2014, to discuss the best military strategy against the ISIL group.

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#SmallBusinessSaturday

Sunday, 30 November 2014 11:57 AM

Small Business Saturday is a registered trademark of American Express corporation to encourage shopping at independent stores amid the frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The Twitter hashtag #SmallBusinessSaturday has existed since early 2010 and has been used to promote small businesses on any Saturday.

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Kuwait: GCC countries to protect foreign workers

Sunday, 30 November 2014 11:57 AM

Following two days of talks between ministers from 12 Asian labour-sending countries and the energy-rich GCC states, Gulf labour ministers agreed on minimum terms in the contracts of domestic staff to improve the widely criticised working conditions of over 2.4 million foreign maids.

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GCC interior ministers meet in Kuwait

Thursday, 27 November 2014 12:37 PM

The 33rd meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) interior ministers, held at Bayan Palace in Kuwait city on November 26, 2014, discussed several important issues that contribute to enhancing security cooperation among the GCC countries, in addition to the recommendations decided by the security committees within the framework of security cooperation and coordination among the GCC countries.


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