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IMF to loan $560m to Yemen

Yemen has reached agreement with the International Monetary Fund on a $560 million loan, the finance minister said on Friday, after the government cut fuel subsidies and ordered curbs on public spending. The second poorest Arab country

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Dubai launches drive to ban smoking in public places

Dubai Municipality has launched a campaign to prohibit and control the use of tobacco in public place for the public interest, said a report. The municipality has called on all members of the community and concerned par tines to c

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Bahrain plans massive transport system overhaul

A total of 600 stations will be constructed as part of an ambitious strategy to expand Bahrain's public transport network.   The project has been awarded to TrueForm, a UK-based company specialised in designi

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New public hospital plan for Muharraq

Plans are being drawn up to construct a new state-of-the-art public hospital in Muharraq.   Health Minister Sadiq Al Shehabi said the project will comprise three speciality centres, including a maternity section

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New public hospital plan for Muharraq

Plans are being drawn up to construct a new state-of-the-art public hospital in Muharraq.   Health Minister Sadiq Al Shehabi said the project will comprise three speciality centres, including a maternity section

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Kuwait denies funds theft by top officials

Kuwait’s government has disputed allegations by the opposition that billions of dollars were stolen from public funds by former senior officials, saying documents supporting the claims are fake.   Prominent

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Inquiry over public convenience spending launched

An inquiry has been launched amid claims that spending BD41,000 ($108,137) on a public convenience in Manama was like flushing money down the toilet.   The Manama Municipal Council is investigating why the invest

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Dubai Public Library launches reading initiative

The Dubai Public Library has launched the ‘Alwan Spring Programme,’ a reading initiative aimed at encouraging and promoting a genuine appreciation for the written word.   The programme, which derives

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Du to provide wifi access in public areas

UAE-based telecom operator du has unveiled ‘WiFi UAE,’ an initiative that provides access to wifi in public areas for all UAE residents. The project, which takes effect with immediate effect, will start its implementat

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Qatar capital spending ‘well above budget’

Qatar will record a budget surplus in the 2013-2014 fiscal year despite a large increase in public spending, said a report. The budget surplus is expected to end the fiscal year at 3.9 per cent of GDP to extend a large positive ba

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