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Yemen Combat to Halt April 10, A Week Before Peace Talks: U.N.

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, March 24 – The warring parties in Yemen have agreed to a cessation of hostilities starting at midnight on April 10 and peace talks in Kuwait beginning a week later, United Nations special envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed said on Wednesday. There have already been several failed attempts to defuse the

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Kuwait Expels 14 Accused of Hezbollah Links: Report

DUBAI, March 21 – Kuwait has expelled 11 Lebanese and three Iraqis suspected of belonging to Hezbollah, a Kuwaiti newspaper reported on Monday, nearly three weeks after the country joined other Gulf Arab states in designating the Lebanese Shi’ite group a terrorist organisation. Al-Qabas cited a security source as saying the 14 people had been

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Gulf Arabs Race to Release Youth Potential in Age of Cheap Oil

By Noah Browning DUBAI, Feb 18 – Like the prototype drone of Emirati student Talib Alhinai, the ambitions of young people across the Gulf Arab states need to soar if they – and their economies – are to prosper in the age of cheap oil. The 23-year-old now researching for his Ph.D is just the

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Somewhere They Belong

A lack of civic justice places bidoons at the bottom of Kuwait’s social ladder By ABDULLAH AL ELYAN Ali, not his real name, wakes up every day at dawn to pray and rush to the wholesale marketplace. He buy fresh produce with the little money he has, before touring the streets of Kuwait to sell them

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Big, Bigger, Best

Mega GCC airport developments key to global aviation growth By Ghassan Amhaz With more than 3.7 billion passengers expected to traverse the skies across the world in 2016, airport expansion becomes imperative. The Middle East, namely Gulf Cooperation Council member states, have been ramping up their spending on development projects including ambitious aviation-related plans. Spending on

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Business Outlook: Low Oil Prices, Stretched Finances

BY Leila Hatoum Oman plans to issue international sovereign bonds this year as a way to address its budget deficit, the country’s Undersecretary Minister of Finance Nasser Al Jashmi told Newsweek Middle East in an interview in Abu Dhabi. Lazard, a well-known international financial advisory and asset management firm, has been appointed by Oman to advise

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Kuwait Court Sentences Two to Death for Spying for Iran, Hezbollah

KUWAIT, Jan 12 – A Kuwaiti court sentenced two men accused of spying for Iran and Hezbollah to death on Tuesday, a Reuters witness said. The case also included the possession of weapons. One of the men given the death penalty was an Iranian convicted in absentia, and the other was a Kuwaiti who was

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Residents Say Yemen’s Capital Hit By Heaviest Air Strikes Yet

CAIRO, Jan 7  – Dozens of air strikes hit the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Thursday, in what residents described as the heaviest aerial attacks there in nine months of war, days after a Saudi-led coalition trying to restore a Saudi-backed government ended a fragile ceasefire. The strikes pounded the presidential palace and a mountain military

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How the Hyperloop Could Change the Gulf

By Hunter Lee Soik Every year in the fall, a thick, impenetrable fog settles on roads throughout parts of the Arab Gulf, as temperatures between night and day begin to change. Car drivers slow their journeys, heart beats quicken, and seen at close quarters, lights blink through the mist. Every year sees fatalities on the

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Kuwaiti Court Upholds Death Sentence in Mosque Bombing

KUWAIT, Dec 13 (Reuters) – A Kuwaiti appeals court upheld one death sentence and overturned another in the case of an Islamist suicide bombing at a mosque in June, Kuwaiti newspaper al-Qabas reported on Sunday. A criminal court in September had sentenced seven defendants to death in the case. Eight other suspects had been given

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