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  • Bahrain jails activist for 3 years over protests

    Bahrain jails activist for 3 years over protests

    Prominent Bahraini opposition activist Nabeel Rajab was sentenced to three years in prison on Thursday for taking part in unlicensed anti-government protests, his lawyer said.

    August 16, 2012 3:58
  • UAE banks and top lenders

    UAE banks told to extend loan maturities for citizens

    The United Arab Emirates' central bank has told lenders to extend maturities on certain personal loans held by UAE citizens by more than four years, the latest initiative aimed at reducing their debt burdens.

    August 16, 2012 3:57
  • Abdel Hamid Shoman

    Arab bank chairman quits, in dispute with CEO

    The chairman of Jordan-based Arab Bank, Abdel Hamid Shoman, resigned on Thursday after a dispute with key shareholders and the bank's CEO, several sources inside the bank said.

    August 16, 2012 3:56
 
 
  • computer hacked

    Reuters blogging platform hacked, false Saudi blog posted

    The blogging platform of the Reuters News website was hacked and a false posting saying Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal had died was illegally posted on a Reuters journalist's blog, the company said on Wednesday.

    August 16, 2012 11:12
  • Lebabob Shi'ite clan

    UAE tells its citizens to leave Lebanon immediately

    The United Arab Emirates told its citizens on Wednesday to leave Lebanon immediately, the state news agency said, after a spate of kidnappings by gunmen belonging to a Lebanese Shi'ite clan.

    August 16, 2012 10:42
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    Saudi Aramco says virus shuts down its computer network

    Saudi Arabian Oil Co (Saudi Aramco) said its computer systems had been shut down by a virus late on Wednesday, but it added that production had not been affected.

    August 16, 2012 10:16
 
 
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