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Iraq Shia militias make Sunni hit lists
Iraqi Shia militias have drawn up hit lists of suspected Sunni insurgents to be kidnapped, executed and hung in public, security and police officials said, raising the stakes in a sectarian war tearing the country...

Yemen repatriates 8 Saudi Al-Qaeda suspects
Yemen has repatriated eight Saudis wanted for suspected links with Al-Qaeda in the second handover of its kind since February, said Interior Ministry spokesman Mansour Al-Turki on Thursday....

US bomber in Syria came home before attack: NYT
The US suicide bomber who blew himself up at an army post in northwest Syria spent several months back home after training as a militant, the New York Times (NYT) reported Wednesday....

IS militants clash with Arabs, Kurds
The jihadist Islamic State (IS), which has taken over large swathes of war-torn Syria in just a few months, was yesterday engaged in fighting Kurds and members of a Sunni tribe....

PROs in the UAE clueless on new visa rules
The new system for visas and their respective fees starts today but service personnel dealing with this sector are in the dark about the changes....

Makkah governor orders confiscation of fake Qur'an copies 
Prince Mishaal bin Abdullah, governor of Makkah province, has ordered the confiscation of "perverted" copies of the Qur'an that are being sold in some malls and markets in Jeddah....

Arab summit into bloodbath urged
Bahraini activists have called for an emergency Arab summit to find ways to end the ongoing bloodbath in the Gaza Strip....

Islamic State orders total cover-up for women
The Islamic State has imposed a strict dress code for women in eastern Syria, forbidding them from showing any part of their bodies, a monitoring group said on Thursday....

Jeddah records high number of violations at female workplaces
Jeddah has surpassed other cities in the number of violations reported against female workshops, with close to 3,000 violations recorded in one year. Municipalities in Riyadh and the Eastern Region reported 4,000 violations over three...

28 Iraqi people killed in blasts in Baghdad - source
At least 28 Iraqi people were killed and 49 others injured in two car bomb attacks and a big fire in east of Baghdad on Wednesday, a security source said....

Dubai, European airlines divert flights over Iraq
A number of European carriers, including Virgin Atlantic, KLM and Air France, say they have devised alternate flight plans for their planes....


Mideast fund managers bullish on Saudi equities
Middle East funds are heavily bullish toward Saudi Arabian stocks after news the market will open to direct foreign investment, while they are bearish on the UAE because of concern about high valuations....

Limited risk to health of well-capitalised Qatar banks, says EIU
Well-capitalised Qatari banks have only a 'limited' risk to their health, Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has said in a recent report....

Dubai Financial Market returns strong from the holidays
Stock markets in the UAE and Egypt rose on Thursday on the back of strong second-quarter earnings at banks and expectations for similar performances by real estate developers....

GCC lighting market to grow 10% a year through 2018
A strong revival in the construction sector is expected to push Gulf lighting fixtures market growth to 10 per cent a year, to reach $ 3.75 billion in five years, according to global consultancy firm...

Study: Yemen's support for oil derivatives exceeds health, education spending
An official economic study has shown that the general budget of the state encountered various difficulties and challenges due to the high increase of oil derivatives, exceeding the government spending for health and education sectors....

KSE witnessed 3 slow major waves in Q1 in 2014
An economic expert said that Kuwait Stock Exchange (KSE) witnessed three slow major waves in the first quarter in 2014, adding each one has certain conditions, which affected generally shares of all sectors....

Qatar's 'water security project' deal signed
Qatar's ongoing 'drinking water security programme' received a boost as the French company Saint-Gobain PAM signed two contracts with AlJaber Engineering LLC worth $ 268m (200m euros)....

Saudi Arabia sees modest increase in oil supply 
OPEC's oil production rose in July from June, a Reuters survey found, as a fragile recovery in Libyan supply outweighed fighting in Iraq and reduced output from Angola....

Fri Aug 1, 2014| 04-شوال-1435هـ
Iraqi militias execute, hang 15
Saudi Arabia sees modest increase in oil supply 
Dubai, European airlines divert flights over Iraq
QCB set to issue QR4bn T-Bills
US unveils $378m in new humanitarian aid for Syria
Iraqi Kurdistan pipeline stopped as tanks at Turkish port are full
Bahrain issues edict on top govt posts
UAE remittances jump during Ramadan
Mild tremors wake UAE residents from Eid holiday slumber
Qatari tourists big spenders in UK
Palestinians praise Qatar's efforts to end Gaza siege
Syria govt air strikes defy UN resolution: HRW
Protests quelled as Yemen increases fuel prices 
Dubai best performing realty in the Middle East
FIFA workers' welfare top priority: Qatar Panel
Iran slows down tea, basmati rice import from India: Report
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