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Qaradawi attempts to soothe Gulf rift

An influential Qatar-based Islamist whose fiery sermons strained ties between Doha and its neighbours sent a conciliatory message to countries he has criticised in an apparent attempt to help end a rift between the Gulf allies. Sh

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Gulf states 'agree on steps to heal rift'

Gulf states took a step towards resolving a severe rift in the alliance by agreeing on ways to implement a security agreement they reached last year. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE withdrew their ambassadors from Qatar on March

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Women in Gulf begin to crack 'glass ceiling'

Amina Al-Rustamani, a member of a prominent UAE family, raised eyebrows among friends and relatives when she started her career in Dubai 13 years ago as an electrical engineer, becoming one of few females in the Middle East to enter the professi

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Qatar stocks hits six-year high

Qatar's bourse led gains in the Gulf on Wednesday, followed by markets in the UAE, although trading in Dubai was thin. Weak earnings from petrochemicals weighed on Saudi Arabia. The main Qatar index rose 1.1 percent to 12,454

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Australia mulls UK-style visa waiver for GCC

Australia may grant Gulf nationals a visa waiver similar to what the UK introduced last year in bid to boost tourism, said a report citing the country's trade and investment minister. “We haven’t made a decision bu

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Dubai gears up for giant travel show

More than 2,500 leading players from the travel, tourism and hospitality industry will be showcasing their key products and solutions at this year's Arabian Travel Market (ATM), which has grown almost seven times bigger than last year.

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New solar-powered aircraft launched

Solar Impulse 2, a new single-seater solar aircraft designed to take up the challenge of the first round-the-world solar flight without any fuel in 2015, was launched today by its creators Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg.

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Gulf Air to resume flights to Athens

Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, is set to resume flights to Athens on June 16.   The airlines will fly four weekly flights to the Athens International Airport, said a statement.  &nbs

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Jets 'must be allowed to use army airspace'

Commercial jets should be allowed to use military airspace to ease air traffic congestion in the Gulf, according to an international aviation body.   The International Air Transport Association (Iata) claims one

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Kuwait hopes for solution to Gulf row soon

Kuwait expects to see "positive steps" taken in a dispute between Qatar and three other Gulf states as soon as this week that may include a decision to send those countries' ambassadors back to Doha, a Kuwaiti official said on Wedn

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