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Aziz El Yaakoubi

British academic charged with spying charges in UAE

10:38am IST

DUBAI A British academic has been charged for spying in the United Arab Emirates, UAE authorities said on Monday, five months after he was arrested at the end of a study trip.

Bahrain to receive up to $2 billion, first slice of Gulf aid

11 Oct 2018

DUBAI Bahrain will receive up to $2 billion from its Gulf neighbors before the end of the year as the first installment of an aid package, and some funds have already arrived in state coffers, officials said on Thursday.

British academic held after conducting research in UAE: wife

11 Oct 2018

DUBAI A British academic is being held in solitary confinement without charge in the United Arab Emirates, five months after he was arrested while in the country conducting field research for his thesis, his wife said on Thursday.

Saudi expects to boost state spending 7 percent next year

30 Sep 2018

RIYADH Saudi Arabia's government aims to increase spending by over 7 percent next year in an effort to boost sluggish economic growth, while continuing to cut its budget deficit gradually, finance ministry figures released on Sunday showed.

UPDATE 1-Bahrain plans to approve VAT, pension reform laws before election -sources

27 Sep 2018

DUBAI, Sept 27 Bahrain plans to get structural reforms through parliament before a November election, including the introduction of value-added tax (VAT) and changes to the pension system, sources familiar with the matter said.

Bahrain plans to approve VAT, pension reform laws before election: sources

27 Sep 2018

DUBAI Bahrain plans to get structural reforms through parliament before a November election, including the introduction of value-added tax (VAT) and changes to the pension system, sources familiar with the matter said.

Bahrain plans to approve VAT, pension reform laws before election -sources

27 Sep 2018

DUBAI, Sept 27 Bahrain plans to get structural reforms through parliament before a November election, including the introduction of value-added tax (VAT) and changes to the pension system, sources familiar with the matter said.

Yemen separatist leader says Hodeidah offensive will not stop

20 Sep 2018

ABU DHABI A campaign to drive the Houthi movement from Yemen's main port of Hodeidah, which resumed this month after peace talks failed, will not be halted again until the city is captured, a Yemeni commander leading southern separatist forces said on Thursday.

Qatar accuses Saudis of barring haj pilgrims, Riyadh says untrue

18 Aug 2018

RIYADH Qatar has accused Saudi Arabia of barring its citizens from this year's haj, something Riyadh denies, saying a diplomatic dispute is not stopping Qataris from making the pilgrimage to Mecca.

A Canadian tweet in a Saudi king's court crosses a red line

11 Aug 2018

OTTAWA/RIYADH/DUBAI For years, Canadian pressure on human rights in Saudi Arabia had elicited no more than a standard rejection. But all that changed last week, when a Canadian complaint was translated into Arabic and set off a diplomatic row.

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