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Saudi king plans Egypt donor conference

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has asked countries to attend a donor conference for Egypt, his country's most populous Arab ally, following its election of President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi on Tuesday, state media reported. The

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Bahrain spends $4.4bn GCC aid on projects

Bahrain has spent $4.434 billion of the GCC ‘Marshall Plan’ on the first phase of development projects. This was revealed yesterday by  Deputy Premier and Ministerial Committee for Services and Infrastructure chai

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Mursi has scarce room for action on Gaza

Egypt's ruling Islamists are working for a truce in Gaza to show off their regional clout and reassure major donor the United States, but stern rhetoric against Israel to appease an angry support base is unlikely to translate into serious ac

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Nobel winner helped spark kidney donor revolution

  For Alvin Roth, joint winner of the 2012 Nobel prize for economics, studying the economy is about finding real-life solutions for real-life questions and never more so than in a revolutionary new system to match kidney donors w

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Saudi gives $3.7bn in aid to region

  Saudi Arabia has so far disbursed about a fifth of the much-needed aid it promised to Arab countries since uprisings erupted in the region last year, according to the IMF, which cited data from Riyadh's finance ministry.

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Saudis pledge $3.25bn aid to Yemen

Saudi Arabia, concerned that chaos in Yemen would further embolden Al Qaeda on its own doorstep, pledged $3.25 billion in aid to its neighbour at a donors' meeting two days after more than 90 Yemeni soldiers were killed in a suicide attack.

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Denim Day to encourage jeans donations

The Mall of Emirates will accept used jeans donations for charity during the World of Fashion, on October 14, also known as Denim Day. Donors will be rewarded with a cupcake from Kitsch, a statement from the event organiser said. D

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Formula to predict heart transplant success

A new formula can predict which heart transplant patients are at greatest risk of death in the year following their surgeries, said researchers at US-based John Hopkins Medicine. This information that could help medical teams figure out wh

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Finding donors for transplants ‘easier now’

Identifying a suitable donor for leukemia and lymphoma patients who need bone marrow transplants may be far easier now, according to scientists at the John Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. Two clinical trials showed transplant results with ha

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US loses top donor status to Britain

The United States lost its status as the largest donor to the World Bank's main fund for poor countries, the lender said on Friday, as Britain pledged more in the latest funding round that secured a record amount of aid. Losing its positio

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