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Posted: July 25, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pressed regional proxies to nail down a Gaza ceasefire as the civilian death toll soared, threatening to spread Israeli-Palestinian bloodshed to the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem.
INTERNATIONAL. Investigators at the scene of the crash had concluded the airliner broke apart when it hit the ground, suggesting it was unlikely to have been the victim of an attack.
UAE. Royal Decree amending some of the provisions of the Oman Agencies Law comes into force; Marks a significant departure from the regime under the old law.
IRAQ. Iraq's parliament elected senior Kurdish lawmaker Fouad Masoum as president, a long-awaited step in creating a new government capable of countering a Sunni Muslim insurgency.

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date:Posted: July 25, 2014
UAE. Royal Decree amending some of the provisions of the Oman Agencies Law comes into force; Marks a significant departure from the regime under the old law.
date:Posted: July 24, 2014
UAE. There is evidence of a more litigious approach developing in the area of medical malpractice. Damages awards which have historically been low, are now on an upwards trend.
date:Posted: July 24, 2014
UAE. Report data shows that 64% of TV viewers in Saudi Arabia and 50% in the UAE are engaged in other digital activities simultaneously, higher than the global average.

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UAE. Strong revenue growth recorded across Aramex's geographies; E-commerce remains significant driver of growth; Momentum strong through Q2 as economic conditions improve.
INTERNATIONAL. The future will be decided in a race between global advances in demand for resources, complex technology and biotech innovation, and growing sovereign debt.
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