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Billion dollar turnaround: Sony Mobile CEO Totoki says Sony Mobile’s plan for transformation should yield results in 2016.

Billion dollar turnaround: Sony Mobile CEO

Less than a year into his role as head of the Japanese giant, Hiroki Totoki explains how he is bringing the company back from the brink, why smart technology is becoming increasingly exciting, and how he is meeting the challenge of budget smartphone manufacturers

Prince Alwaleed to gift 10,000 homes, cars to Saudis in need

Prince Alwaleed to gift 10,000 homes, cars to Saudis in need

Alwaleed Philanthropies will distribute 1,000 per year; move comes just days after prince announced plans to give $32bn fortune to charity

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Europe and its public buildings selfie stupidity

Europe and its public buildings selfie stupidity

Who owns the copyright to a national view?

Keeping food waste in check for Ramadan

Keeping food waste in check for Ramadan

A recent study by the UN showed that 32.7% of food...

Sometimes it's not all about the bass

Sometimes it's not all about the bass

Imagine a world where the music suited the venue and...

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When being tech savvy isn't cool

When being tech savvy isn't cool

It is time hotels toned down the fancy-yet-impossible...

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UAE non-oil business growth slows to 22-month low, says survey
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UAE non-oil business growth slows to 22-month low, says survey

The figures for June have been put down to a drop in productivity due to the start of Ramadan

Abu Dhabi-backed fund acquires largest yacht repair facility in the US
Banking & Finance»

Abu Dhabi-backed fund acquires largest yacht repair facility in the US

Washington DC-based private equity fund Carlyle Group has bought the Lauderdale Marine Center for a reported $140m

UEFA relaxes spending curbs on Gulf-owned football giants
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UEFA relaxes spending curbs on Gulf-owned football giants

Restrictions eased on big-spending Manchester City and Paris St Germain as part of its break-even financial fair play rules

GCC employers says education to blame for skills shortage
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GCC employers says education to blame for skills shortage

New EY survey says region's education system is failing to equip students for private sector work

Kuwait praised for 'major breakthrough' on labour law
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Kuwait praised for 'major breakthrough' on labour law

Human Rights Watch applauds move by Gulf state to adopt new law giving domestic workers enforceable labour rights

Saudi says wanted militant is killed in exchange of fire
Culture & Society»

Saudi says wanted militant is killed in exchange of fire

Youssef al-Ghamdi was surrounded by police in a home in the western city of Taif when he refused to give himself up

Telco Orange says eyeing growth in Middle East markets
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Telco Orange says eyeing growth in Middle East markets

French telecom operator says it aims to grow revenue in region by about 5% a year through to 2018

Saudi economy accelerates in Q1 but may not be sustained
Politics & Economics»

Saudi economy accelerates in Q1 but may not be sustained

Latest figures indicate Saudi Arabia has offset the impact of oil's 50% plunge since mid-2014

Firms sign JV deal to raise standards in Arab film making
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Firms sign JV deal to raise standards in Arab film making

Investment firm and production company combine to form Fortress Film Clinic which aims to deliver world-class Arab projects

Saudi Arabia: Open for business
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Saudi Arabia: Open for business
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Exclusive Diner En Blanc party to return to Dubai for a second year

Exclusive Diner En Blanc party to return to Dubai for a second year

Known as the White Dinner, it was first staged in Paris 25 years ago and last year 700 guests were selected to attend the first Dubai event

Culture & Society»
Teenage Saudi boy rapped for taking selfie with dead grandpa

Teenage Saudi boy rapped for taking selfie with dead grandpa

Saudi health authorities are investigating at which hospital the incident occurred

Arts»
Abu Dhabi funding two films starring David Hasselhoff

Abu Dhabi funding two films starring David Hasselhoff

'Killing Hasselhoff’ has just finished filming and will be shown at the Toronto Film Festival in September

Photos»
Media»
Paris Hilton said to be 'in on Dubai plane prank'

Paris Hilton said to be 'in on Dubai plane prank'

TMZ claims to have seen a document proving she was offered large sums of money to take part in the TV hoax

Technology»
Lexus goes 'Back to the Future' with hoverboard prototype

Lexus goes 'Back to the Future' with hoverboard prototype

Japanese carmaker using magnetic levitation to achieve frictionless movement

Culture & Society»
Dinosaur skeleton on sale for $24m by Dubai website

Dinosaur skeleton on sale for $24m by Dubai website

Brontosaurus dinosaur skeleton is 85% complete and was discovered 10 years ago in the US

Videos»
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Naomi Campbell to attend Vogue fashion event in Dubai

Naomi Campbell to attend Vogue fashion event in Dubai

British model will be joined by Christian Louboutin as the big name attendees at the Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience in October

Style»
Celebrity designer Donna Karan quits Qatar-backed LVMH

Celebrity designer Donna Karan quits Qatar-backed LVMH

Donna Karan International says it planned to suspend fashion shows and designer collections 'for a period of time'

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New ‘Star Trek’ movie to shoot scenes in Dubai

New ‘Star Trek’ movie to shoot scenes in Dubai

CEO confirms plans to bring film to the UAE after Vancouver

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