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Will UAE and Iran resolve the three islands dispute?   

Aljazeera.com - 15 May, 2012
Author: Nima Khorrami Assl

Iran and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are once again at each others' throats over the three islands of Abu Musa, Greater Tunb, and the Lesser Tunb. This latest round of rhetorical warfare was instigated by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's official visit to the island of Abu Musa on April 11; a move that some described as "tactical", aiming to stir nationalist sentiment ahead of the nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 in Istanbul.
No Haj without permit: Checkpoints net 98,000
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Security forces have barred 98,000 people from entering Makkah because they did not have Haj permits, the Interior Ministry said in a statement on Monday. The authorities did not allow...
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Source : Arab News  
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Their backs hunched, elderly pilgrims lean on walking sticks as others in wheelchairs nudge their way into Makkah's Grand Mosque where scores of people are encircling the holy Kaaba....
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Source : Arab News  
Date : 2014-09-30
Every year millions of Muslim faithful from different parts of the world assemble in Makkah and other holy sites for Haj, the fifth pillar of Islam, in a unique expression...
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Source : Arab News  
Date : 2014-09-30
The new Indian state of Telangana is reserving 12 percent of its education jobs for Muslims, a visiting politician from the region's government said here recently....
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Source : Arab News  
Date : 2014-09-30
As the Eid Al-Adha vacation approaches, fish restaurants in and around Jeddah have raised the prices of the precious marine food considerably taking advantage of the peak season. Large numbers...
Filipino expats in Riyadh oppose imposition of NAIA terminal fee
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2014-09-30
A large number of Filipino Overseas Workers (OFWs) in Riyadh strongly opposed the mandatory terminal fee of Php550 (about $12) at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) that will take effect...
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Source : Arab News  
Date : 2014-09-30
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168,800 Indonesians to perform Haj
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2014-09-30
A total of 168,800 Indonesians will perform Haj this year, the country's ambassador said Monday....
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Source : Arab News  
Date : 2014-09-30
The Ministry of Health administered vaccines and polio doses to thousands of incoming pilgrims who have not taken their vaccination at home, a senior health official from the Haj Terminal...
KSA breaks new ground in cardiac procedures
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2014-09-30
A medical team from King Abdullah Medical City hospital broke new ground when it managed to unblock veins and arteries and replace aortic valves without performing bypass surgery....
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The Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) has signed a partnership agreement with Rawabi Holding to implement five intensive programs designed to develop skills of Saudi youth, organize talent exhibits and...
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Source : Arab News  
Date : 2014-09-29
Saudi Arabia has said "unprecedented challenges" facing Yemen since Shiite rebels took over the capital could threaten international security, and called for swift action to deal with instability in its...
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Source : Gulf Today  
Date : 2014-09-29
A news agency in Iran is reporting that the Islamic Republic has built a new surface-to-surface cruise missile capable of being launched from an airplane....
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Source : The Peninsula  
Date : 2014-09-29
Turkey cannot stay out of the international coalition fighting Islamic State (IS) jihadists, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said yesterday, as Ankara prepares in the coming week to define its military...
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Source : The Peninsula  
Date : 2014-09-29
The world's largest bloc of Islamic countries has been lobbying the Palestinians to join the International Criminal Court so it can prosecute Israeli politicians and military leaders for war crimes,...
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Source : Gulf Today  
Date : 2014-09-29
In a speech made by Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE's Foreign Minister, before the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday evening, he said...
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Source : Arab News  
Date : 2014-09-29
Hundreds of Yemenis demonstrated in Sanaa on Sunday demanding that Houthi rebels who had seized control of the capital last week leave, a day after the Shiite fighters attacked the...
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