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US proposes annual GCC defence summit

A new annual ministerial defence conference involving the US and Gulf countries was proposed by US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel at the Manama Dialogue yesterday (December 7). He revealed the plan as he outlined America's glob

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Terror funds linked to shady charities

Hundreds of millions of dollars a year are being channelled into the hands of the Taliban - much of it from the Gulf, according to an expert. Shady charities in the GCC continue to funnel cash to Afghanistan to fund insurgents, Af

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Governments’ focus on cyber crime urged

World governments should be transparent in their regulations to monitor and control online activity and set a strategic plan to combat cyber crime, according to an expert. "State regulation is necessary, but should be transpa

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Governments’ focus on cyber crime urged

World governments should be transparent in their regulations to monitor and control online activity and set a strategic plan to combat cyber crime, according to an expert. "State regulation is necessary, but should be transpa

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US ‘committed to Gulf security’

Middle Eastern leaders are complaining about a lack of support from the US, a US senator told delegates at a major security summit in Bahrain, warning that such a perception empowered radical elements in the region. "There is

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Tehran 'a threat to security' says Bahrain minister

Iran is on a collision course with the region and must be stopped from developing nuclear weapons, Bahrain's Foreign Minister told delegates at a major security forum in Manama yesterday. Speaking during the Manama Dialogue at

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Major security forum in Bahrain called off

A major annual security conference in Bahrain that attracts hundreds of top officials has been cancelled, said a leading official from the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). The eighth Manama Dialogue, which was due to t

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Arabs 'must push peace initiative'

The Middle East must do more to promote the Saudi-proposed Arab Peace Initiative to Israel, says a top Swedish official. The Arab world needs to do more to convince Israel that the Arab Peace Initiative was in everyone's best interest,

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Bahrain 'must take global centre stage'

Bahrain and other Gulf countries were urged to step up to the challenges of the 21st century and take their place at the forefront of world affairs by US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton at a global security conference in Bahrain. The Man

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Major security forum opens in Bahrain

A major security conference, the Manama Dialogue, opens today in Bahrain at the Ritz-Carlton Bahrain Hotel and Spa. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will deliver a special address at the opening dinner of the Manama Dialogue tonight,

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