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Drilling ship leaves Vietnam oil block after China row

Drilling ship leaves Vietnam oil block after China row

Published 14/08/2017

The drilling ship at the center of a row between Vietnam and China over oil prospecting in disputed waters in the South China Sea has arrived in waters off the Malaysian port of Labuan, shipping data in Thomson Reuters Eikon showed on Monday. [more…]

Exclusive: Arab bloc won`t discriminate against U.S. firms in Qatar rift – sources

Exclusive: Arab bloc won`t discriminate against U.S. firms in Qatar rift – sources

Published 13/08/2017

Four Arab countries that imposed sanctions on Qatar have told the United States that U.S. companies doing business with them would not be punished for also working with Doha, four sources with knowledge of the matter said. [more…]

Turkish troops hold exercises in Qatar

Turkish troops hold exercises in Qatar

Published 07/08/2017

Qatar held joint military exercises with Turkish troops on Monday, Qatari media reported, showcasing their strategic alliance two months into a boycott by Arab neighbors which accuse Doha of supporting terrorism. [more…]

Third Dubai fire in days forces evacuation of hotel

Third Dubai fire in days forces evacuation of hotel

Published 07/08/2017

A small fire broke out a Dubai hotel on Monday, forcing guests and staff to leave, in the third such blaze in the United Arab Emirates tourism and trade hub in less than a week. [more…]

Etihad Airways says assisting Australian police with plane attack probe

Etihad Airways says assisting Australian police with plane attack probe

Published 01/08/2017

FILE PHOTO: An Etihad Airways Boeing 777-3FX aircraft takes off at the Charles de Gaulle airport in Roissy, France, August 9, 2016.

Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways said on Tuesday it was helping Australian Federal Police with an investigation that police began into an "Islamic-inspired" plot to bring down a plane and resulted in stricter security screening at Australian airports.

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UAE minister denies any hacking of Qatar

UAE minister denies any hacking of Qatar

Published 17/07/2017

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs for the United Arab Emirates, Anwar Gargash, speaks at an event at Chatham House in London, Britain July 17, 2017.

The United Arab Emirates was not responsible for an alleged hack of Qatari websites which helped spark a month-long diplomatic rift with Doha, the UAE's minister of state for foreign affairs said on Monday.

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Doha Festival City says still talking with banks on loan amendment

Doha Festival City says still talking with banks on loan amendment

Published 17/07/2017

The logo of Doha Festival City mall is seen in Doha, Qatar, July 13, 2017.

Qatari shopping mall operator Doha Festival City said it remained in discussions with banks to amend a $1 billion loan after bankers said a refinancing of the facility had been put on hold because of Qatar's diplomatic crisis.

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Vodafone Qatar says access to network hit by technical issues

Vodafone Qatar says access to network hit by technical issues

Published 17/07/2017

Vodafone Qatar, an affiliate of Vodafone Group, said on Monday that access to its network was being affected by technical issues.

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MidEast ride-hailing firm Careem buys stake in Egyptian transport start-up

MidEast ride-hailing firm Careem buys stake in Egyptian transport start-up

Published 17/07/2017

A Saudi woman shows the Careem app on her mobile phone in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, January 2, 2017.

Ride-hailing firm Careem, a Middle East rival to Uber Technologies Inc, has bought a minority stake in a three-month-old Egyptian start-up that connects commuters with private buses in Cairo.

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As Qatar row smolders, world markets tot up dependence on Gulf petrodollars

As Qatar row smolders, world markets tot up dependence on Gulf petrodollars

Published 12/07/2017

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Qatar Petroleum is seen at its headquartes in Doha, Qatar, July 8, 2017. Picture taken July 8, 2017.

Qatar's tensions with its neighbors are making world markets edgy about any hint of financial instability among the Gulf economies, whose vast store of petrodollar savings permeate global investments.

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