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Saudi prince aims for Silicon Valley appeal to gleam at home
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Saudi prince aims for Silicon Valley appeal to gleam at home

Friday, 24 June 2016 12:52 AM

Photographs of Prince Mohammed meeting Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg, and trying out a virtual reality headset, have been widely published

Cash for clicks: are apps bad for you?
Technology»

Cash for clicks: are apps bad for you?

Friday, 24 June 2016 12:30 AM

Networking apps are making billions of dollars on the back of social media addictions that Gulf experts fear are ruining a generation

Bahrain gambles with security by launching crackdown on Shi'ites
Politics & Economics»

Bahrain gambles with security by launching crackdown on Shi'ites

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 4:35 PM

Ruling family aims to end years of instability with a crackdown on Shi'ite political parties

Aviation chiefs call for aircraft tracking upgrade
Transport»

Aviation chiefs call for aircraft tracking upgrade

Friday, 17 June 2016 9:17 AM

The aviation industry has failed to make adequate progress on security, despite devastating terror attacks and other wake-up calls in recent years. Now is the time to stop cruising and put some proper protocols in place, experts say.

CEO Book Club - books that will make you rich
Business»

CEO Book Club - books that will make you rich

Tuesday, 14 June 2016 11:49 AM

Practical advice from the best in business. Six of the finest tomes of the month that captured our attention this month

The science of start-ups
StartUp»

The science of start-ups

Monday, 13 June 2016 1:58 PM

Two Dubai-based entrepreneurs, Dr. Petar Stojanov and Tarig El-Sheikh, have teamed up to hack the traditional learning process and improve the effects of entrepreneurship education on start-up success

Making strategy work for you
Business»

Making strategy work for you

Sunday, 12 June 2016 10:04 AM

A business must become more coherent – putting its capabilities at the centre of everything – before it can match strategy with execution. So say Paul Leinwand, and Cesare Mainardi in their latest book, Strategy That Works

Sounding the alarm for Iraqi Kurdistan
Politics & Economics»

Sounding the alarm for Iraqi Kurdistan

Friday, 10 June 2016 12:26 AM

It has taken near-bankruptcy for Iraqi Kurdistan to face up to its corruption and inefficient government. But with the outside world reluctant to lend a hand, worsening sectarianism and a war on its doorstep, can the region fix itself?

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'Take me home': 1.8m refugees and counting
Politics & Economics»

'Take me home': 1.8m refugees and counting

Friday, 10 June 2016 12:25 AM

At least 1.8 million refugees and internally displaced people are seeking refuge in Iraqi Kurdistan, weighing heavily on a region already struggling to stay afloat. Locals say they are doing what they can but are desperate for more international aid

Standing firm: the defenders of Kurdistan
Politics & Economics»

Standing firm: the defenders of Kurdistan

Friday, 10 June 2016 12:25 AM

Along a sandbagged wall in the desert, Kurdish Peshmerga fighters are holding the frontline against ISIL in Iraq. But the armed forces of a region desperate for independence are simultaneously battling a reluctance in the West to better support them

What will it take for investors to return to Kurdistan?
Politics & Economics»

What will it take for investors to return to Kurdistan?

Friday, 10 June 2016 12:24 AM

For a decade, billions of dollars from foreigners, particularly from the Gulf, helped transform Erbil into a booming capital. But economic and security crises since 2014 have suspended thousands of projects, leaving the city and investors in limbo.

How Gulf SWFs have thrown funding lifeline to tech ventures
Banking & Finance»

How Gulf SWFs have thrown funding lifeline to tech ventures

Wednesday, 8 June 2016 1:56 PM

Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states have ploughed money into hot tech investments such as Uber and Alibaba

Saudi Arabia puts focus on jobs firmly at heart of reforms
Politics & Economics»

Saudi Arabia puts focus on jobs firmly at heart of reforms

Tuesday, 7 June 2016 4:03 PM

Gulf kingdom plans to spend billions of riyals on technical training and other initiatives to boost the number of its citizens in private sector jobs

When will the crisis end in Lebanon?
Politics & Economics»

When will the crisis end in Lebanon?

Saturday, 4 June 2016 2:29 AM

Soured relations with the GCC that have cost Lebanon billions of dollars in aid, trade and remittances are exacerbating an already critical economic impasse. Without a president for two years, the situation may get worse before it gets better

Saudi Arabia signals new investment strategies in $3.5bn Uber deal
Banking & Finance»

Saudi Arabia signals new investment strategies in $3.5bn Uber deal

Thursday, 2 June 2016 7:17 PM

Deal makes the Public Investment Fund a player in the technology start-up market - a break from Riyadh's past emphasis on conservative, low-risk foreign investments


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