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Risks of climate disasters grow in Middle East

  Dubai, December 29: The impact of climate change will be acute in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and immediate action will ...
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Smartphones rival laptops for attention in Middle East

Dubai, December 29: According to the 2012 Cisco Connected World Technology Report (CCWTR), in the Middle East smartphones now rival laptops as ...
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US_PR
US preparing for military invasion in Syria: Israel

  Tel Aviv, December 28: A senior Israeli official says the United States is gearing up for a possible military intervention in Syria to pre...
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houselaw
New housing laws to take effect in mid-2013

  Jeddah, December 28: At a time when the Ministry of Housing is tightening the noose on those who stall to pay their residential rents, the...
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Jubail2015
World's largest butanol plant to go on-stream in Jubail in 2015

  Riyadh, December 27: A three-way shareholders agreement to establish the Saudi Butanol Company, which will produce butanol to support the ...
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Egypt's parliament convenes after charter passes

Cairo, December 26: Egypt’s upper house of parliament has convened in its first session after the passing of the country’s Islamist-backed const...
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egypt-constitution
Egypt’s constitution gets approval

Cairo, December 26: Egyptian voters have overwhelmingly approved a new Constitution drafted by President Mohamed Mursi and his Islamist allies, ...
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Gold_souk_in_Dubai
Less customs duties on gold to boost GCC trade

  Riyadh, December 26: The reduction of customs duty on gold and jewelries would boost mutual trade and further expand commercial relations b...
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pilgrims
Huge losses cause 284 Umrah service groups to quit market

  Jeddah, December 26: A Haj and Umrah expert in the Kingdom said that 284 companies had to quit Umrah operations since the implementation o...
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Dubai Mall metro link opens

Dubai, December 25: A new metro link connecting Dubai Mall with the Burj Khalifa station opened to public on Tuesday.   The 828-metre air-c...
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Nitaqat
Nitaqat to enforce minimum salaries for citizens

  Jeddah, December 25: Saudi employees in the private sector receiving salaries of SR 1,500 are viewed as “half workers” in their compan...
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Saudi-Arabia
Saudi Arabia to open human rights offices in prisons

      Riyadh, December 24: Saudi Arabia has plans to set up offices for the National Human Rights Society in five prisons.   The pr...
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Mega projects to boost UAE landscaping sector

Dubai, December 24: A fresh investment of around Dh38 billion in the UAE construction industry will provide new opportunities of around Dh4 billion...
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200assad
200 Assad soldiers guarding Damascus airport defect

  Damascus, December 23: At least 200 members of a Syrian regime force deployed to protect Damascus’ international airport have defected a...
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WomenD
KSA divorce rate considerably fell in recent years

    Jeddah, December 23: Saudi Arabia has the lowest divorce rate in the Gulf region according to a statement made by the Ministry of Justic...
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jammas.hussain
I don’t care what UN says about settlement activities: Netanyahu

Tel Aviv, December 22: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he doesn’t care about what the United Nations says about Tel Aviv’s plan t...
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Pals
Palestinians flee Syria for Lebanon

  Damascus, December 22: Some 13,000 members of Syria’s Palestinian refugee community have gone back to square one in neighbouring Lebanon...
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Jeddah_rain
Jeddah gets its first rains of 2012

  Jeddah, December 21: The skies of Jeddah were overcast yesterday, offering a respite from a strong sun for those looking to take a stroll ...
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Crown_Prince
Crown prince to Saudis: I’m one of you

  Riyadh, December 20: Crown Prince Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, has highlighted the role of Saudis in the Kingdom’s his...
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Dead Sea Scrolls online library launched by Google and Israel

  Jerusalem, December 19: More than six decades since the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls — and thousands of years after they were writt...
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Jalal
Iraqi President Talabani suffers a stroke

  Baghdad, December 19: Iraqi President Jalal Talabani was being treated in a Baghdad hospital under intensive care Tuesday after suffering a...
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86Mint
86% jobs ‘not fit for Saudis’

  Jeddah, December 19: Labor Minister Adel Fakeih said yesterday that 86 percent of jobs done by expatriates are not suitable for Saudis. Ho...
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Soaring
Soaring house rents worry tenants

  Jeddah, December 18: The soaring residential rental rates are adding to the woes of both citizens and expatriates alike. Many tenants expr...
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rain4_Dubai
330 accidents in 7 hours

  Dubai, December 18: A massive 330 traffic accidents took place in Dubai in just seven wet hours on the roads, with the most serious acciden...
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Etihad
Etihad may buy 5% stake in Jet by Friday: sources

Abu Dhabi, December 17: Etihad Airways is likely to buy a 5 per cent stake in India's biggest carrier Jet Airways, sources told NDTV Profit on ...
 
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