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Egypt receives 10 Apache helicopters from US

Egypt received 10 Apache helicopters from the US in the past week, security sources said on Saturday, a sign of easing tensions between the long-time allies confronting Islamist extremism across the region. The United States origi

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North Korea for joint US probe on Sony attack

North Korea said US accusations that it was involved in a cyberattack on Sony Pictures were "groundless slander" and that it was wanted a joint investigation into the incident with the United States. An unnamed spokesman

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EgyptAir hires US firm for restructuring

Egypt's national carrier has hired Texas-based airline advisory firm Sabre Airline Solutions to prepare a restructuring plan for the state-owned company, which has suffered about a billion dollars in losses since 2010. A compa

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DBWC event focus on ‘doing business in Dubai’

The Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC), the official representative organisation for business women in the emirate, hosted a delegation from the Sam Houston State University (SHSU), comprising 12 students from the College of Business Administra

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Nuclear talks with US proceed in good atmosphere: Iran

Iran said bilateral nuclear talks with the United States were proceeding in a good atmosphere despite lingering gaps over key issues such as Tehran's uranium enrichment capacity and how fast economic sanctions should be lifted.

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Iran hackers may target US energy firms, FBI warns

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has warned US businesses to be on the alert for a sophisticated Iranian hacking operation whose targets include defense contractors, energy firms and educational institut

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Bahrain ‘most highly connected countries in the world'

Bahrain is "one of the most highly connected countries in the world", according to a global study by US-based Freedom House. This is based on an Internet penetration rate of 90 per cent and mobile phone penetration rate

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Opec chief defends policy, says to ride out price fall

Oil producers group Opec can ride out a slump in oil prices and keep output unchanged, its head said on Sunday, arguing market weakness did not reflect supply and demand fundamentals and could have been driven by speculators. Spea

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US to train Iraqi, Syrian forces fighting Islamic State

The US Congress has approved an annual defence policy bill that authorises American training for Iraqi and Syrian forces fighting Islamic State rebels and sets overall defence spending at $577 billion, including $64 billion for wars abroad.

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Etihad’s investment in US supports 200,000 jobs

A decade of orders by UAE carrier Etihad Airways for new Boeing aircraft is supporting more than 200,000 American jobs, said James Hogan, the airline’s president and chief executive officer. Since 2006 the airline has introduced o

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