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Qaradawi attempts to soothe Gulf rift 
By Amena Bakr | April 20, 2014 02:29 PM
An influential Qatar-based Islamist whose fiery sermons strained ties between Doha and its neighbors sent a conciliatory message to countries he has criticized.
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Gulf deal leaves the ball in Qatar’s court 
By Lynne Al-Nahhas | April 19, 2014 12:04 AM
Wealthy Gulf Arab states have reached a “vague” compromise to thaw tensions over the Muslim Brotherhood with Qatar, which has yet to prove its good intentions, analysts say.
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Saudi renews demand for 'stern' world action on Syria 
April 15, 2014 03:47 PM (Last Updated: 15/04/2014 07:28 PM)
Saudi Arabia Tuesday urged "stern" world action against Syria after the regime's decision to hold presidential elections and its alleged use of toxic gas against civilians.
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Accountability as a remedy against political violence in Lebanon 
By Carmen Abou Jaoude | April 15, 2014 12:37 AM
On March 6, 1982, a car bomb exploded in Jnah, West Beirut, killing at least five people and wounding 16 others.
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Dubai stocks drop most in month on overdone rally 
By Arif Sharif | April 14, 2014 12:22 AM
Dubai’s benchmark stock index fell the most in a month, tracking a decline in global markets last week, on investor concern that this year’s rally was overdone given prospects for earnings growth.
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Marquez seeks to build on opening win 
April 11, 2014 10:07 PM
World champion Marc Marquez returns to the scene of his first MotoGP triumph Sunday and looks to be in even more formidable form for the Grand Prix of the Americas.
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Of Etel Adnan and superstring theory 
By Jim Quilty | April 11, 2014 12:03 AM (Last Updated: 11/04/2014 02:36 PM)
Hans-Ulrich Obrist seems a man whose attention is always partly someplace else.
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Egypt arrests former Al-Jazeera freelance reporter 
April 09, 2014 07:25 PM
Egyptian authorities arrested a journalist Wednesday who worked for the Al-Jazeera satellite news network and other Islamist media for allegedly inciting and taking part in violence, the country's official news agency reported.
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OPEC defies oil production cap with move to absorb recoveries in Iraq, Iran, Libya 
By Wael Mahdi, Nayla Razzouk | April 10, 2014 12:17 AM
The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries will accommodate additional output from members Iraq, Iran and Libya, Secretary-General Abdulla al-Badri said Wednesday, without explaining how the group would do so under the group’s production ceiling.
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Eichhorst: WTO membership would pay dividends across sectors 
By Dana Halawi | April 09, 2014 12:21 AM
Lebanon has an interest in the speedy adoption of reforms outlined in the Lebanon Action Plan developed by the EU, a step that would help the country join the World Trade Organization, the European Union Ambassador to Lebanon Angelina Eichhorst said Tuesday.
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Former hostages thank Doha for release efforts 
April 06, 2014 04:13 PM
Nine Lebanese who were freed last year after 16 months of captivity in Syria traveled to Qatar Sunday to personally thank Doha for its efforts in releasing them.
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Lebanese ex-hostages fly to Qatar to express gratitude 
April 07, 2014 12:22 AM
Nine Lebanese men who were freed last year after over 16 months of captivity in Syria traveled to Qatar Sunday to personally thank Doha for its efforts to win their release.
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Influential cleric says to resume Friday sermons amid Gulf rift 
April 02, 2014 05:18 PM
An influential Qatar-based Islamist whose fiery sermons strained ties between Doha and its neighbors says he will resume preaching after a gap of several weeks, dismissing a suggestion he has been silent due to the diplomatic tensions.
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Sudan says Qatar to deposit $1B in aid 
April 03, 2014 12:19 AM
Qatar will deposit $1 billion at Sudan’s central bank as part of an aid package, Khartoum said Wednesday, a move likely to worsen neighboring Egypt’s already tense relations with Doha.
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Qatar emir visits Sudan at time of Gulf tensions 
April 02, 2014 12:32 PM (Last Updated: 02/04/2014 03:26 PM)
Qatar's emir starts a visit to Sudan at a time of strained ties with his country's Gulf neighbors over its perceived support for the Egypt-based Muslim Brotherhood.
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Qatar is part of UAE: Dubai security official 
April 01, 2014 05:58 PM
A top Dubai security official, General Dahi Khalfan, has claimed Qatar as forming part of the United Arab Emirates, adding a new dimension to a dispute with Doha.
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Nadal hopes to fine tune form ahead of clay swing 
April 02, 2014 12:10 AM
Rafael Nadal says he still has work to do on his game as he gets set to launch his clay court season, which the Spaniard hopes culminates with his ninth French Open title.
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Egypt court rejects Jazeera journalists' bail plea 
By Haitham El-Tabei | March 31, 2014 02:00 PM (Last Updated: 31/03/2014 05:46 PM)
An Egypt court turns down a plea for bail by jailed Al-Jazeera journalists, who deny links with the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood in a trial that has sparked international condemnation.
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Egypt accuses Jazeera editor of Morsi-linked espionage 
March 30, 2014 09:01 PM
An Egyptian minister on Sunday accused an editor of Al-Jazeera television of helping leak classified intelligence documents in an espionage case involving deposed president Mohamed Morsi.
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Qatari given death sentence for killing British teacher 
March 27, 2014 04:47 PM
A Doha court on Thursday sentenced a Qatari national to death for the murder last year of 24-year-old British teacher Lauren Patterson, a judicial source said.
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