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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

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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

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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...

Hitting the trail

Hitting the trail

India’s status as the world’s largest democracy, but also one of its least developed, means campaigning before an election can be a rough and ready experience. Courtney Trenwith spent a day on the trail with Digvijaya and Jaivardhan Singh in rural Madhya...

Balance and power: Joseph Adam Ereli

Balance and power: Joseph Adam Ereli

Joseph Adam Ereli spent 22 years working for the US Foreign Service, with four years as US ambassador to Bahrain. In a revealing interview, he describes the balancing act involved in such a role, his thoughts on current tensions among the Gulf member...

Interview: legal titan Sarosh Zaiwalla

Interview: legal titan Sarosh Zaiwalla

Sarosh Zaiwalla's client list has included names such as the Gandhi family, Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, the Dalai Lama, Saddam Hussein and Benazir Bhutto, while he has worked for the governments of Dubai, China, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and China...

Why is Dubai aiming to become a smarter city?

Why is Dubai aiming to become a smarter city?

Smart cities can provide more jobs, increase productivity and make for a happier living environment, analysts say.

Staying on message

Staying on message

Don Baer wrote speeches for Bill Clinton and still advises Barack Obama. These days, however, the chairman and CEO of PR giant Burson-Marsteller has his eyes firmly fixed on the corporate world


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Ravi to riches
Dr Ravi Pillai launched his first business at the age of 14, trading in coconuts so he could afford school books. Three decades later, his RP Group brings in revenue of $4bn and employs 80,000 staff, helping make him one of the world’s richest Indians. But in his first personal interview to date, he explains why a happy workforce and a good reputation are far more important than money. He also talks of the launch of his latest venture — RP Global — a real estate company that will build luxury projects in Dubai this year.

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