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Interview: Dr Abdul Aziz Al Horr, CEO of the Qatar Finance and Business Academy

Interview: Dr Abdul Aziz Al Horr, CEO of the Qatar Finance and Business Academy

Meet the man helping to change the mindsets of thousands of young Qataris as the oil-rich country strives to educate itself and end an era of complacency — before it is too late.

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Introducing King Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV, the world's youngest reigning monarch

Introducing King Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV, the world's youngest reigning monarch

While his mates were outside playing, as a child King Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV was learning how to rule the Ugandan kingdom of Toro. Now 22, he is in the UAE to help boost the economic security of the more than 1.5 million people under his rule...

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Making sense of Sharjah: Hussain Al Mahmoudi

Making sense of Sharjah: Hussain Al Mahmoudi

The UAE’s third-largest emirate has trod its own path, focusing on Islamic culture and diversifying its economy. It’s an approach that has paid off, argues the director general of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Hussain Al Mahmoudi

Banking on peace: Bank of Palestine's Hashim Shawa

Banking on peace: Bank of Palestine's Hashim Shawa

The Palestinian economy represents an extraordinary opportunity for investors who can see past the grim headlines, says the chairman of the country’s biggest bank, Hashim Shawa

Focus: Why youth unemployment is an even bigger threat to the region than ISIL

Focus: Why youth unemployment is an even bigger threat to the region than ISIL

Mohammed Mahfoodh Al Ardhi got his early training as a fighter pilot in the Royal Air Force of Oman and recently was unveiled as the new executive chairman of Bahrain-based investment firm Investcorp

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Tunisia: Access all areas

Tunisia: Access all areas

Tunisia has some of the most varied and attractive sights of any country in the Middle East. The country’s first female tourism minister, Amel Karboul, is focused on getting visitors back to the nation after a short period of instability

Trading places: Dubai Chamber chief Hamad Buamim

Trading places: Dubai Chamber chief Hamad Buamim

Dubai Chamber president and chief executive Hamad Buamim, who represents the interests of the private sector in the emirate, explains why Africa is so vital to Dubai’s trading interests, how the bid to become the capital of the Islamic economy is shaping...

Positive change: Interview with Raja Al Gurg

Positive change: Interview with Raja Al Gurg

Raja Al Gurg is one of the UAE’s most successful and best known business women. She spoke to StartUp to explain how her work with the Dubai Business Women’s council is helping to develop the role of female entrepreneurs in the region, and why encouragement...

Turning the tide in Gaza

Turning the tide in Gaza

Israel may have demonstrated overwhelming military power against the population of Gaza over the last month, but it faces an increasingly tough battle against the rapidly growing boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign. Omar Barghouti, co-founder...

Game changer: King Abdullah Economic City

Game changer: King Abdullah Economic City

The launch of the Gulf’s newest megaport is the latest milestone for the one of the world’s most ambitious property projects, Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Economic City. As blue-chip firms move in, chief executive Fahd Al Rasheed says that he’s struggling...

Interview: Qatar's tourism chief Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi

Interview: Qatar's tourism chief Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi

It may be late to the party in attracting international tourists, but Qatar Tourism Authority chairman Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi says the industry is vital as the country looks to diversify its economy

Five minutes with: Paddy Ashdown

Five minutes with: Paddy Ashdown

Former UK politician's book on WWII history to be released on D-Day anniversary

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Interview: Lockheed Martin's Marillyn Hewson

Interview: Lockheed Martin's Marillyn Hewson

A hypersonic aircraft that can fly across the Atlantic in less than an hour, a trillion-dollar jet fighter programme and a $45bn manufacturing powerhouse. It’s all in a day’s work for the president, CEO and chairman of Lockheed Martin, Marillyn Hewson...


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