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Is Gulf developers' love of London set to cost them a lot more?

Is Gulf developers' love of London set to cost them a lot more?

Controversial changes to property planning legislation in the UK were recently overturned by the High Court in a ruling that could see Gulf developers billed millions more in fees. We speak to experts about the potential impact on the Arab obsession with luxury London property

Qatar exports drop by over 40% in a year

Qatar exports drop by over 40% in a year

State news agency highlights $4bn trade balance surplus

UAE's GEMS Education refinances $818m loan at better terms

UAE's GEMS Education refinances $818m loan at better terms

Joins a number of UAE firms using plentiful liquidity in the local banking system to enhance borrowing terms.

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The real 'Trump effect'

The real 'Trump effect'

How The Donald’s US presidential candidacy could affect...

Europe and its public buildings selfie stupidity

Europe and its public buildings selfie stupidity

Who owns the copyright to a national view?

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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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Iran jails two people for 10 years on espionage charges
GCC»

Iran jails two people for 10 years on espionage charges

No confirmation if it includes Jason Rezaian, an Iranian-American reporter for the Washington Post who has been held for more than a year

Arab world supports Bahrain in aftermath of deadly explosion
Politics & Economics»

Arab world supports Bahrain in aftermath of deadly explosion

Eyewitnesses tell of the two explosions that shook glass in nearby mall

'Leasing' expat workers is not human trafficking - Saudi scholar
Culture & Society»

'Leasing' expat workers is not human trafficking - Saudi scholar

A top religious scholar has denied criticism that Saudi businessmen who ‘lease’ foreign workers under their sponsorship for a profit are engaging in human trafficking

Ceiling collapses in Doha supermarket
Culture & Society»

Ceiling collapses in Doha supermarket

Shoppers have been injured but police have yet to confirm number of casualties

US 'deeply disappointed' by Egyptian court sentence against Al Jazeera journalists
Media»

US 'deeply disappointed' by Egyptian court sentence against Al Jazeera journalists

Journalists were sentenced to three years in prison for operating without a press license and broadcasting material harmful to Egypt

Four Emiratis die following sewage manhole tragedy
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Four Emiratis die following sewage manhole tragedy

Sons, son-in-law died in an attempt to save their father

Stock markets: Gulf rises after oil's rally, Dubai jumps
Markets»

Stock markets: Gulf rises after oil's rally, Dubai jumps

Dubai's benchmark is still down about 10% month-to-date

British Airways denies threat to cancel Kuwait flights over security
Transport»

British Airways denies threat to cancel Kuwait flights over security

Dubai-based news outlet incorrectly claims the airline feared lax security in Kuwait

French journalists probed on suspicion of blackmailing Moroccan king
Media»

French journalists probed on suspicion of blackmailing Moroccan king

Reporters allegedly asked for $3.4m or they would publish a critical book about King Mohammed

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

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.

Photos»
Style»

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.

Sport»
Top athletes in Dubai to promote city's action sports

Top athletes in Dubai to promote city's action sports

Professional surfer Sally Fitzgibbons and Olympic gold snowboarder Jamie Anderson were paddle boarding, desert hiking, and partaking in wind tunnel inflight.

Retail»
Virgin Megastore opens Saudi Arabia's biggest Apple store

Virgin Megastore opens Saudi Arabia's biggest Apple store

1,900 sq m shop opens at Red Sea Mall in Jeddah as retailer targets Saudi's growing youth population

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Travel & Hospitality»
Jumeirah hires new manager for world famous Burj Al Arab

Jumeirah hires new manager for world famous Burj Al Arab

Pakistan national Imran Changezi is appointed to key role at world's most luxurious hotel in Dubai

Style»

How to look like you’re rich, even if you’re not

A guide to looking like a million dollars, even if you’re on a budget

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