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GCC internal state security in focus at Qatar expo

The specific needs and requirements of internal state security markets within the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) will be addressed at a top conference in Qatar in October. The 10th biennial Milipol Qatar 2014, which will run from October 20 to 22 at the Doha Exhibition Centre, w

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UAE to give Egypt petroleum products worth $8.7bn

The United Arab Emirates will provide Egypt with petroleum products worth $8.7 billion over a year, starting in September, an Egyptian official told Reuters on Sunday. "We will complete all the details this week and the first shipment will be sent next week," the offici

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New construction head for Taylor Wessing

International law firm Taylor Wessing has appointed Nick Carnell as head of construction at its Dubai office. Carnell's appointment brings the total number of partners in the Dubai office to seven and follows the recent appointment of Habib Ullah as a partner to lead the fina

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GCC closer to resolving Qatar dispute

GCC countries are closer to a decision on the six-month dispute with Qatar, which they had accused of destabilising the region by supporting the Muslim Brotherhood, a report said. Foreign ministers at their meeting in Jeddah agreed on mechanisms to remove obstacles preventing joi

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Saudi king warns of terrorism threat to US, Europe

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah said terrorism would soon spread to Europe and the US unless it is quickly dealt with in the Middle East, the Saudi state news agency reported late on Friday. The king made the statement during a reception for foreign ambassadors held in Jeddah.

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Bahrain dismisses US diplomat’s claim

Bahrain has denied reports that a senior US diplomat, who was expelled from the country for meddling in domestic affairs, will be allowed to return. Foreign Ministry Under-Secretary Abdulla Abdullatif Abdulla said a statement made by US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki that

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600,000 Saudis eligible for housing aid

More than 600,000 Saudi Arabian families have been found eligible for housing aid under a new scheme designed to ease a shortage of homes which has depressed living standards and is politically sensitive for the government. Out of a total of 960,397 applications under the scheme,

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Two-day weekend proposal stays: Saudi ministry

The Saudi Labor Ministry has clarified that it has no plans to withdraw a proposal for 40-hour work week and two-day weekend system in the private sector, a report said. The ministry said the revised labor law has already been presented to higher authorities for approval, the Ara

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GCC talks to end Qatar diplomatic row

Bahrain and Saudi Arabia last night stressed the need to steer the region away from tensions. They also underlined the importance of maintaining the region's stability as His Majesty King Hamad received Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al Faisal. Prince Saud was accompanied

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Education key in fighting terror

Education is key in preventing young Gulf nationals from taking up arms with extremist militants, according to a top GCC official. Only through promoting moderation will the youth learn that joining terrorist organisations, such as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, is dangerou

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