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Grand Mufti: Terrorism has no place in Islam
Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh says that extremism and the ideologies of groups like the Islamic State and Al-Qaeda are Islam's No. 1 enemy and that Muslims have been their first victims....
 

Iran is imprisoning dozens unlawfully, claims HRW
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Tuesday urged authorities in Iran to release immediately and unconditionally dozens of prisoners jailed in a northern city "for exercising their basic rights."...
 

Israel think tank's push to slur Qatar
Amid reports from various quarters that powerful lobbies are making concerted efforts to malign Qatar's international image, a solid proof of the nefarious act has appeared on public domain. An Israel think tank has called...
 

UAE calls for better efforts to protect aid workers
The UAE is looking forward to a world in which peace and fraternity prevails, Shaikha Lubna Al Qasimi, Minister of International Cooperation and Development (Micad), said on Tuesday, urging for better international efforts and common...
 

Iraq forces hit IS militants; UN readies aid
Iraqi forces battled Islamic State (IS) militants along a string of fronts yesterday, including at Saddam Hussein's hometown Tikrit, as the United Nations readied a massive aid operation for displaced Iraqis....
 

Syrian armed groups have anti-aircraft missiles
Armed groups in Syria have an estimated several hundred portable anti-aircraft missiles that could easily be diverted to extremists and used to destroy low-flying commercial planes, according to a new report by a respected international...
 

Sponsor countries of Gulf initiative concerned over Houthi's remarks
The ten sponsor countries of Gulf initiative on Tuesday expressed their concern over the latest remarks made by the leader of Houthi community Sheikh Abdel-Malek Al-Houthi, deeming them as 'anti-political settlement in Yemen'....
 

Kuwaiti MP demands collection of weapons
MP Abdulrahman Al-Jeeran stressed the need to pass a law on weapon collection following the violent incidents Kuwait witnessed recently....
 

OPCW confirms destruction of 600 tonnes of Syrian chemicals
The U.S. Vessel Cape Ray has completed destruction of its entire consignment of 600 metric tonnes of chemicals from Syria, Director-General of the Organisation for Prevention of Chemical Weapons, Ahmet Uzumcu, said in a statement...
 

Sponsorship transfer: Fresh rules unveiled in Saudi Arabia
Saudi employers, whose foreign workers want to transfer their sponsorship, will be given an opportunity to lodge their objections within five days from their date of application, a senior official from the Ministry of Labor...
 

Don't treat friends like foes ex-envoy tells US
A former US ambassador to Bahrain has spoken out against his country's treatment of its Middle Eastern allies....
 

  

OPEC 'unruffled by oil price slide'
OPEC is not worried about a slide in oil prices toward $ 100 a barrel, delegates from the producer group said, with current levels seen as acceptable for producers while higher seasonal demand in the...
 

JCCI bridges gap between courts and businessmen
A delegation from Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) visited the headquarters of General Court in Jeddah....
 

UAE's non-oil trade hits Dh256 billion
The UAE's non-oil trade reached Dh256 billion in the first quarter of 2014, reflecting the continuous momentum of the country's non-oil foreign trade in 2013, driven by stronger performance in all economic sectors and the...
 

Inflation in Oman lowest in the GCC
Inflation rates across Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries ranged between 1.21 per cent and 3.10 per cent in June, 2014....
 

Saudi banks' distressed loans down 4% to SR16bn in Q2
The volume of non-performing (distressed) loans in the Saudi banks dropped by 4 percent to SR16 billion by the end of Q2, 2014, compared to SR16.8 billion in the same period last year, according to...
 

'Saudi to impose 20% foreign ownership limit on stocks'
Overseas investors in the Saudi Arabian stock market will face restrictions including a 20% ceiling on combined foreign ownership of any listed stock, a major Saudi newspaper reported yesterday....
 

Central Bank of Oman chief emphasises importance of insurance coverage
Humoud bin Sangour Al Zadjali, the executive president of the Central Bank of Oman (CBO), said that in line with the keen devotion shown by the CBO with regard to the Banking Deposit Insurance Scheme...
 

Abu Dhabi hotel room rates decline 14.2% in June
Hotel room rates in Abu Dhabi during June 2014 decreased by 14.2 per cent compared with May 2014, figures recently released by the Statistics Center - Abu Dhabi (SCAD) have revealed....
 

  
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Grand Mufti: Terrorism has no place in Islam
OPEC 'unruffled by oil price slide'
Iran is imprisoning dozens unlawfully, claims HRW
JCCI bridges gap between courts and businessmen
Syrian armed groups have anti-aircraft missiles
Inflation in Oman lowest in the GCC
Israel think tank's push to slur Qatar
UAE's non-oil trade hits Dh256 billion
UAE calls for better efforts to protect aid workers
Saudi banks' distressed loans down 4% to SR16bn in Q2
Iraq forces hit IS militants; UN readies aid
Central Bank of Oman chief emphasises importance of insurance coverage
Sponsor countries of Gulf initiative concerned over Houthi's remarks
Abu Dhabi hotel room rates decline 14.2% in June
Kuwaiti MP demands collection of weapons
'Saudi to impose 20% foreign ownership limit on stocks'
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