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Gulf cities like Dubai, Doha are unprepared for the growing threat of tropical cyclones, says study A general view taken with a fisheye lens shows the massive cloud formations over Qurayyat village, east of the capital Muscat, caused by the tropical cyclone Ashobaa that hit the gulf state. (AFP/Getty Images)

Gulf cities like Dubai, Doha are unprepared for the growing threat of tropical cyclones, says study

For the Gulf the probability of cyclones "is very low but ... if you build a nuclear power plant you have to consider these things," Princeton researcher says.

British reporters charged with having terrorist links by Turkish court

British reporters charged with having terrorist links by Turkish court

Arrest of Vice News staff is likely to intensify concerns about press freedom as Ankara takes on a bigger role in the US-led coalition against ISIL

UAE football coach warns a player could die in extreme heat

UAE football coach warns a player could die in extreme heat

Al Wasl coach Gabriel Calderon says Arabian Gulf League should change kick-off times for the summer

Electrical short circuit blamed for fatal Saudi Aramco fire

Electrical short circuit blamed for fatal Saudi Aramco fire

Authorities also have revealed five of the 10 victims on Sunday were Canadian, Pakistani and Nigerian citizens

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The real 'Trump effect'

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Europe and its public buildings selfie stupidity

Europe and its public buildings selfie stupidity

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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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Sheikh Hamdan issues new law on Dubai surveys
Politics & Economics»

Sheikh Hamdan issues new law on Dubai surveys

New law will also protect the personal information of survey respondents.

Dubai gold retailer defaults on $136m, banks consider options
Banking & Finance»

Dubai gold retailer defaults on $136m, banks consider options

Update: non-payment by Atlas Jewellery, which has more than 50 branches across the Gulf and in India, said to affect at least 15 banks

Saudi oil firm embroiled in Malaysia's anti-PM protests
Politics & Economics»

Saudi oil firm embroiled in Malaysia's anti-PM protests

The Saudi firm has been linked to $700m allegedly paid into bank accounts controlled by the prime minister, who is now facing calls to resign

Climate change brings cyclone risk to Gulf, says study
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Climate change brings cyclone risk to Gulf, says study

US report says small risk for cities such as Dubai or Doha which are unprepared for big storm surges

Dubai's Deyaar chases funding for new $817m Midtown project
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Dubai's Deyaar chases funding for new $817m Midtown project

Developer launches first phase of 5 million sq ft mixed-use project near Jebel Ali

Dubai theme park firm to create over 1,000 jobs for Emiratis
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Dubai theme park firm to create over 1,000 jobs for Emiratis

Dubai Parks and Resorts announces launch of three initiatives to hand one third of its total jobs to locals

Key currency fluctuations 'linked to Dubai's H1 property price drop'
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Key currency fluctuations 'linked to Dubai's H1 property price drop'

New report reveals relationship between Dubai prices and moves of Indian, British and Pakistani currencies

341 candidates to contest UAE elections after appeals period ends
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341 candidates to contest UAE elections after appeals period ends

National Election Committee says 22% of candidates are women for the October 3 vote

Dubai Burj2020 masterplan set to be revealed next month
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Dubai Burj2020 masterplan set to be revealed next month

Architect Adrian Smith to unveil details of tallest commercial building at Cityscape event in September

UAE residents to get access to credit report by Q4
Banking & Finance»

UAE residents to get access to credit report by Q4

Al Etihad Credit Bureau CEO says almost all banks are now using date from credit bureau

Culture & Society»
Pink cat rescued in Bahrain by animal rights activists

Pink cat rescued in Bahrain by animal rights activists

‘Pinky’ had been put on display at Isa Town Market, prompting disgust among animal lovers

Arts»
Nicki Minaj 'coming to Dubai' tonight

Nicki Minaj 'coming to Dubai' tonight

Time Out has claimed the hip hop superstar will be supporting fiancé Meek Mill at his show at People By Crystal

Arts»

Latest Star Wars Episode VII teaser trailor released

Part of the new movie was filmed in the desert in Abu Dhabi in the summer of 2014

Gadgets»
10 apps every businessman should have

10 apps every businessman should have

In 2015, technology goes hand in hand with business so here is your handy guide to the best apps

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Culture & Society»

InPics: Dubai royals visit Yorkshire during summer holidays

Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan also visited the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy.

Lifestyle»
Big motorbikes rev up again under Iranian reforms

Big motorbikes rev up again under Iranian reforms

Special permission is needed to ride just one weekend per month and the cruise is limited to specific streets during daylight hours

Videos»
Cars & Boats»
Exclusive: Plans for Titanic replica ship to be delayed two years

Exclusive: Plans for Titanic replica ship to be delayed two years

Titanic II Australian backers claim UAE firms were in talks for partnerships, to bring the ship to Dubai during maiden voyage

Gadgets»
Former Apple CEO launches Obi Worldphone SF1 and SJ1.5

Former Apple CEO launches Obi Worldphone SF1 and SJ1.5

Firm says phones are high quality and budget-friendly

Gourmet»
Dubai's oldest licensed restaurant to reopen

Dubai's oldest licensed restaurant to reopen

Der Keller opened in 1997, with the revamped outlet set to be unveiled on Sept 1.

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Is David Gandy the best dressed gentleman in the world?

British model David Gandy always looks like he stepped out of a 1960s party – here are 10 of his best fashion looks.

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