Global News in Pictures 30th Nov - 6th Dec '07

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Despite speculation that GCC countries would announce a change to their monetary policies and a new target date for their monetary union, neither happened at this week's GCC summit. Delegates remained tight-lipped on the dollar's weakness and whether GCC states are considering dropping their pegs to the US currency. (Getty Images)
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Countries in the Middle East are actively exploring the use of alternative and renewable energy resources including coal, nuclear, solar, wind and hydrogen in a bid to meet rising power demands. (Getty Images)
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The US state department is to postpone the announcement of plans to sell precision-guided bombs to Saudi Arabia until January, after lawmakers said they needed more time to review the deal. (Getty Images)
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Bird flu will be a grave threat for many years, an expert warned on Wednesday, just a day after Saudi Arabia culled another 60,000 birds in its struggle to stop the spread of the disease. (Getty Images)
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Opec said this week there would be no increase in production, rebuffing consumer country calls for more crude to rein in $90-a-barrel oil. (Getty Images)
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Saudi security intelligence and technology experts on Tuesday called for the creation of new laws to stop the growing threat of cyber-terrorism and the radical ideologies it promotes. (Getty Images)
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Kuwaiti ruler Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah on Wednesday ordered the government to set up a 300-million Kuwaiti dinar ($1.9 billion) fund to bail thousands of citizens out of debt after protesters stormed the country's National Assembly. (Getty Images)
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