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Posted: 19-07-2011
INTERNATIONAL. Something extraordinary, albeit not unexpected, is happening in the Persian Gulf region. The United States, lacking a coherent strategy to deal with Iran and too distracted to develop one, is struggling to navigate Iraq’s fractious political landscape in search of a deal that would allow Washington to keep a meaningful military presence in the country beyond the end-of-2011 deadline stipulated by the current Status of Forces Agreement. At the same time, Saudi Arabia, dubious of U.S. capabilities and intentions toward Iran, appears to be inching reluctantly toward an accommod
Posted: April 1, 2015
INTERNATIONAL.The US said not all issues had been agreed yet, as discussions were suspended for the night; Officials continued working through the night as they missed a midnight (2200 GMT) deadline.
Posted: April 1, 2015
IRAQ. "Our security forces have reached the centre of Tikrit and they have liberated the southern and western sides and they are moving toward the control of the whole city," Haidar al-Abadi said.
Posted: March 31, 2015
UAE. The economy minister, speaking at an international investment conference in Dubai, did not specify the sectors or say when the law might be passed.
Posted: March 31, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Washington is moving away from the strategy it has followed since the early 2000s - of being the prime military force in regional conflicts - and is shifting the primary burden of fighting to regional powers while playing a secondary role.
Posted: March 30, 2015
UAE. Deputy Governor of the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA), sets out new strategic direction, investment fast-track program and key sector priorities, in Dubai keynote speech.
Posted: March 30, 2015
EGYPT. Saudi Arabia accused Vladimir Putin of hypocrisy, telling an Arab summit that he should not express support for the Middle East while fuelling instability by supporting Bashar al-Assad.
Posted: March 30, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. "The French people have massively rejected the policies of (President) Francois Hollande and his government," sarkozy told party supporters. "The time for change is now."
Posted: March 30, 2015
UAE. New report plots recovery as investors eye infrastructure and Islamic finance potential.
Posted: March 30, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Saxo Bank has published its Q2 outlook warning investors of the end to the current cycle of "extend and pretend" as the planned economy model of the past eight years comes to breaking point.
Posted: March 29, 2015
QATAR. S&P projects real economic growth to average about 4% annually in 2015-2018, sustained by the government's US$220 billion investment program.
Posted: March 29, 2015
EGYPT. Arab representatives would meet over the next month to study the creation of the force, according to the resolution adopted by the leaders on the last day of the weekend
Posted: March 28, 2015
QATAR. Notwithstanding the weak start for the global economy, Asian economies are expected to continue to grow rapidly in 2015. We expect economic growth to average 5.7% in 2015, the same rate as in 2014.
Posted: March 27, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Warplanes hit the Shi'ite Muslim group's northern heartland on the second day of a Saudi-led campaign to stop the militia establishing its rule across the country.
Posted: March 26, 2015
UAE. Talk Business at Breakfast event brings Dubai Executive Council official face to face with the private sector to discuss the aims and objectives of Dubai Plan 2021 and its relevance to businesses.
Posted: March 26, 2015
UAE. Tony Douglas appointed as CEO of UK Defence Equipment & Support.

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date:Posted: March 31, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Washington is moving away from the strategy it has followed since the early 2000s - of being the prime military force in regional conflicts - and is shifting the primary burden of fighting to regional powers while playing a secondary role.
date:Posted: March 30, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA. Jamil Ghanawi, Head of JLL Saudi Arabia highlights the proposal aiming to help ease the current shortage of affordable homes and spur economic growth.
date:Posted: March 30, 2015
UAE. Boston Consulting Group study shows positive market development raising levels for all; Middle East banking revenues reach double-digit rates in 2014 with a 10% increase, while profits rose by 14.7%.
INTERNATIONAL. Washington is moving away from the strategy it has followed since the early 2000s - of being the prime military force in regional conflicts - and is shifting the primary burden of fighting to regional powers while playing a secondary role.
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