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As the Greeks celebrate, regional markets and commodities continue to feel the impact People celebrate in front of the Greek parliament as the people of Greece reject the debt bailout by creditors on July 6, 2015 in Athens, Greece. (Getty Images)

As the Greeks celebrate, regional markets and commodities continue to feel the impact

Greece No vote fallout: The Athens government today restarts financial aid talks, as experts analysis how Gulf and global markets, gold and oil prices and the major currencies have reacted

Saudi Arabia says arrests brothers linked to Kuwait mosque bombing

Saudi Arabia says arrests brothers linked to Kuwait mosque bombing

One was arrested in Kuwait and extradited to KSA, another was arrested in the western city of Taif and a third was taken into custody after a shootout at a house near the Kuwaiti border

FIFA bans Qatar 2022 bid inspector for seven years

FIFA bans Qatar 2022 bid inspector for seven years

Ethics committee bans Harold Mayne-Nicholls, who led the teams which inspected the bids to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups

Saudi real estate deals drop 14% so far in 2015

Saudi real estate deals drop 14% so far in 2015

Developers report higher declines in sparsely populated areas of the Gulf kingdom

UAE says women will play key role in shaping country's future

UAE says women will play key role in shaping country's future

Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed says he will spare no effort to create environment for women to fulfill roles

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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...

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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

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Drastic property market correction in Dubai 'unlikely' - poll
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Drastic property market correction in Dubai 'unlikely' - poll

Executives working in emirate do not see price plunge in next 12 months, says London Business School survey

Inside the Saudi prison that's home to new wave of jihadis
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Inside the Saudi prison that's home to new wave of jihadis

Until last year, the population of inmates at security prisons like Ha'er had been dropping but that trend has reversed recently

Dubai hotels fined for Ramadan smoking violations
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Dubai hotels fined for Ramadan smoking violations

Dubai Municipality says four hotels have so far been issued with fines for Ramadan tent rule violations

Kuwait said to detain 26 over mosque suicide bombing
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Kuwait said to detain 26 over mosque suicide bombing

Local media quotes public prosecutor as saying that four women are among those arrested

Kuwait-backed Aston Martin in talks about returning to F1
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Kuwait-backed Aston Martin in talks about returning to F1

UK car firm backed by Investment Dar is reportedly in discussions with Red Bull Racing

Doha rents ranked 10th most expensive in the world
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Doha rents ranked 10th most expensive in the world

New study puts Qatar capital ahead of Singapore, Zurich and Washington DC for residential rental costs

Aluminium Bahrain says Q2 production rises 3.1%
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Aluminium Bahrain says Q2 production rises 3.1%

Alba's sales increased by 2,383 tonnes over the second quarter of 2014 despite challenging market conditions

Kuwait's Al Ahli gets regulator's nod to buy Piraeus Bank Egypt
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Kuwait's Al Ahli gets regulator's nod to buy Piraeus Bank Egypt

Bank receives approval from the Gulf state's central bank; says will pay $150m for 98.5% stake

Saudi Arabia: Open for business
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Saudi Arabia: Open for business
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1,000kg chocolate cake on display in Dubai for Ramadan

1,000kg chocolate cake on display in Dubai for Ramadan

Cake artist Gelly Kalouta designs the massive cake for JW Marriott Marquis Dubai

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Vertu unveils latest Bentley smartphone handset

Vertu unveils latest Bentley smartphone handset

Luxury mobile phone maker says Vertu Signature for Bentley will go on sale in September

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Coming to Dubai...? 'Jaws On The Water' movie screenings

Coming to Dubai...? 'Jaws On The Water' movie screenings

A Palm hotel is keen to replicate the US trend for showing the infamous shark film in water

Arts»

10 famous faces who are actually Muslims

From Mike Tyson to Janet Jackson, some well-known headline names who practice Islam

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Jennifer Aniston among LA residents hitting out at mega-mansions being built by rich Arabs

Jennifer Aniston among LA residents hitting out at mega-mansions being built by rich Arabs

Actress is one of many Bel Air and Beverly Hills homeowners who have spoken out against the gigantic mansions

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Diego Costa the star attraction at Kuwait five-a-side tournament

Diego Costa the star attraction at Kuwait five-a-side tournament

Chelsea footballer star took part in Al-Roudan Tournament

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The lion prince: Video of Sheikh Hamdan and his exotic pet

The Crown Prince of Dubai has uploaded a video to social media featuring himself with a lioness

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Zaha Hadid exhibition opens at the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg

Zaha Hadid exhibition opens at the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg

The Iraqi-British architect is the first woman to become one of the main figures of contemporary design

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Nancy Ajram, Willow & Jaden Smith to headline Dubai Summer Surprises

Nancy Ajram, Willow & Jaden Smith to headline Dubai Summer Surprises

18th edition of the summer spectacle will entertain residents and visitors from July 23-September 5.

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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

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