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Arabian Al Qaeda's No 2 is dead: Yemen

  A Saudi who was freed by US authorities from detention at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, only to become second-in-command of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has died after being wounded by Yemeni security forces, a Yemeni secur

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Deputy regional head of Al Qaeda killed

  Yemeni armed forces have killed Said al-Shehri, a man seen as the second-in-command of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), a government website said on Monday.   The Ministry of Defence webs

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Gulf region buying more arms but cooperation lags

Fears of a threat from Iran are driving Gulf nations to spend billions on new arms, but that investment can't protect the region unless there is closer military cooperation, say analysts. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other st

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UAE retail gold sales soar 21pc

Retail gold sales in the UAE increased 21 per cent in the third quarter of 2007 compared to the same period in 2006. Sales figures in the UAE increased from Dh2 billion ($540 million) in the third quarter of 2006 to Dh2.5 billion

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