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The killing fields: Meet the man dubbed the 'Indiana Jones of surgery'

The killing fields: Meet the man dubbed the 'Indiana Jones of surgery'

For the past two decades, British trauma surgeon Dr David Nott has taken unpaid leave for eight weeks each year to work in war zones across the globe. His operations in appalling conditions and unprecedented danger have helped save literally thousands of lives. But after spending last summer in Gaza and Syria, he explains why he won’t be going back in a hurry.

Jailed former Leeds Utd boss lodges $50m claim against GFH Capital

Jailed former Leeds Utd boss lodges $50m claim against GFH Capital

A consortium including David Haigh, the former managing director of Leeds Utd, claims GFH Capital breached an exclusive agreement to purchase 75% of the club

'I'll protect players, fans', says Jordanian prince running for FIFA presidency

'I'll protect players, fans', says Jordanian prince running for FIFA presidency

Prince Ali has promised numerous changes to the football world governing body in a bid to beat Sepp Blatter in the upcoming presidential vote

Egypt lists armed wing of Palestine's Hamas as terrorist organisation

Egypt lists armed wing of Palestine's Hamas as terrorist organisation

Hamas is an offshoot of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood which also has been declared a terrorist group

US ground troops could be needed in Iraq - defense secretary

US ground troops could be needed in Iraq - defense secretary

Chuck Hagel has said the US may eventually need to send non-combat ground troops to Iraq to help fight off ISIL

Arabian Business Cafe

Time to say goodbye to the PC?

Time to say goodbye to the PC?

Mounting losses and dwindling sales have hit the popular...

What makes a football club truly global?

What makes a football club truly global?

Is it revenue sales, title success or star players...

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Whatever happened to the Palm Monorail?

Whatever happened to the Palm Monorail?

Time for a re-think of the $400m project, says Anil...

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Demanding a fare deal on oil

Demanding a fare deal on oil

Why aren’t air travel costs following oil prices and...

Oman approves $42m construction contract for The Wave
Real Estate»

Oman approves $42m construction contract for The Wave

The $3.5bn Muscat project includes 4000 residences and a golf course designed by Greg Norman

Abu Dhabi to be promoted in 23 countries
Travel & Hospitality»

Abu Dhabi to be promoted in 23 countries

Hala Abu Dhabi, a division of Etihad Airways, says it has signed agreements with 45 leading tour operators worldwide to promote Abu Dhabi as a tourist hot spot.

WEF Middle East to be held in Jordan
Politics & Economics»

WEF Middle East to be held in Jordan

Jordan is to host the biannual event for the second consecutive time, on May 21-23

Japan says hostage negotiations with militants
Middle East»

Japan says hostage negotiations with militants "deadlocked"

Japanese journalist is being held by the militants, who have also threatened to kill a Jordanian pilot unless Jordan releases a would-be suicide bomber on death row

New Saudi mortgage laws turn off buyers
Property»

New Saudi mortgage laws turn off buyers

Jeddah residential sale prices fell, while rents soared as new mortgage laws kicked in

ISIL seizes oil facility in northern Iraq
Middle East»

ISIL seizes oil facility in northern Iraq

Fifteen workers at the oil station are missing after the company lost contact with them

YouTube staff 'too busy' to filter out terror-related material
Technology»

YouTube staff 'too busy' to filter out terror-related material

Google says pre-sceening the 300 hours of material uploaded each minute would be like vetting a phone call before it is made

Dubai to launch college of medicine
Healthcare»

Dubai to launch college of medicine

Dubai Healthcare City & Queen's University Belfast will jointly establish the college in time for the 2015-16 academic year

Qatar Airways buys $1.7bn stake in British Airways parent company
Transport»

Qatar Airways buys $1.7bn stake in British Airways parent company

Doha carrier said it may consider increasing its stake in IAG over time

Saudi king orders payout to state employees
Politics & Economics»

Saudi king orders payout to state employees

Reshuffled some top government jobs while keeping in place the oil, foreign, finance, defence and interior ministers.

Property»
For sale: $440m London mansion lived in by JFK

For sale: $440m London mansion lived in by JFK

Agents expect it will be bought by a Gulf royal or turned into an embassy

Sport»
Dubai Desert Classic: McIlroy in a class of his own in the desert

Dubai Desert Classic: McIlroy in a class of his own in the desert

World number one and 2009 champion reeled off five birdies in the opening eight holes

Gadgets»
$3811 iPhone ‘Phantom’ in launched in Dubai

$3811 iPhone ‘Phantom’ in launched in Dubai

Smartphone comes enwrapped with a rare black platinum covering

Cars & Boats»

For sale: European royal carriages

One ex-Royal British Mews Landau Coach was commissioned by King William IV and described by Prince Philip as the “pride of North America”

Photos»
Gourmet»
Swiss firm launches chocolate academy in Dubai

Swiss firm launches chocolate academy in Dubai

World's largest cocoa grinder Barry Callebaut Group opens first training centre of its kind in Middle East

Gourmet»
Australia's 'Coffee Club' arrives in the UAE

Australia's 'Coffee Club' arrives in the UAE

Cafe concept from Down Under launches in UAE with first outlet in Abu Dhabi's Yas Mall

Wellness»
Protein Shakes: The “Whey” forward?

Protein Shakes: The “Whey” forward?

Are the popular drinks supplement a good substitute for a real meal, or a big waste of time?

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Gourmet»
Dubai's beach canteen project launches with 10 homegrown restaurant pop ups

Dubai's beach canteen project launches with 10 homegrown restaurant pop ups

Dubai Food Festival concept will take place in Kite Beach from February 6 to 28.

Retail»
Gulf's largest indoor entertainment hub set to open on Pearl-Qatar

Gulf's largest indoor entertainment hub set to open on Pearl-Qatar

Megapolis will include arcades and indoor attractions like golf, bowling, snooker, billiard and darts, plus high tech 3D and 5D games

Banking & Finance»
Jamie Oliver’s Istanbul restaurant files for bankruptcy after 14 months

Jamie Oliver’s Istanbul restaurant files for bankruptcy after 14 months

Management claim the difficult Turkish economy was to blame, but say it will reopen

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