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Kuwait mosque attack shows Gulf vulnerability to ISIL
Culture & Society»

Kuwait mosque attack shows Gulf vulnerability to ISIL

Monday, 29 June 2015 8:31 PM

ISIL is adept at exploiting vulnerabilities with its violently puritanical message and call to an Islamist utopia

Shuttered banks, ATM queues and $77 daily limits: Greece plunges into crisis
Politics & Economics»

Shuttered banks, ATM queues and $77 daily limits: Greece plunges into crisis

Monday, 29 June 2015 4:45 PM

Breakdown in talks between Athens and its creditors plunged the country deep into crisis

Five ways to maximise productivity during Ramadan
Construction»

Five ways to maximise productivity during Ramadan

Saturday, 27 June 2015 10:05 AM

A drop in productivity during Ramadan is generally accepted by the Middle East’s construction sector, but there are ways to maximise productivity during the Holy Month

Saudi Arabia: Open for business
Markets»

Saudi Arabia: Open for business

Saturday, 27 June 2015 10:04 AM

The opening of Saudi Arabia’s stock market was greeted by heavy news coverage from around the world. Experts say it may take years for the impact of the move to be fully felt

Making a splash: Qatar's Al Bandary Real Estate
Property»

Making a splash: Qatar's Al Bandary Real Estate

Friday, 26 June 2015 10:21 AM

It may not be a household name but Al Bandary Real Estate’s new projects — including a distinctive water park and ultra-luxury residential towers — are propelling the Qatari developer in that direction

Inside Abu Dhabi's thought laboratory
Politics & Economics»

Inside Abu Dhabi's thought laboratory

Friday, 26 June 2015 10:20 AM

A government-backed scheme in Abu Dhabi aims to kick-start the emirate’s knowledge economy by filing international patents to protect reams of scientific inventions — from the seemingly trivial to the technologically critical

Malaysia fund's $4.5bn rescue may weigh on Abu Dhabi's IPIC
Banking & Finance»

Malaysia fund's $4.5bn rescue may weigh on Abu Dhabi's IPIC

Thursday, 25 June 2015 7:18 PM

International Petroleum Investment Co came to the aid of Malaysia's loss-making 1MDB last month

Gulf states get more assertive as Iran closes in on nuclear deal
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Gulf states get more assertive as Iran closes in on nuclear deal

Wednesday, 24 June 2015 1:10 PM

Biggest concern is what they see as Shi'ite Iran's regional expansionism, say security analysts

Guide to owning a car in Dubai
Cars & Boats»

Guide to owning a car in Dubai

Monday, 22 June 2015 2:59 PM

Finance options, driving lessons, licences and renting benefits

Navigating the economic highway in Ghana
Politics & Economics»

Navigating the economic highway in Ghana

Friday, 19 June 2015 1:38 AM

The beginning of oil exploration off its coast four years ago gave Ghana an economic light, but the subsequent fall in prices has seen its budget for major transport projects slashed by 30 percent. Unable to build the infrastructure needed to reach its potential, the African state is turning to foreign investors

Facing backlash, US Muslims counter with new advertising campaign
Culture & Society»

Facing backlash, US Muslims counter with new advertising campaign

Wednesday, 17 June 2015 7:52 PM

Islamic Circle of North America messages are part religious invitation to explore the Muslim faith and part public relations

Why no MERS vaccine? Lack of foresight frustrates scientists
Healthcare»

Why no MERS vaccine? Lack of foresight frustrates scientists

Wednesday, 17 June 2015 12:35 PM

Experts say vaccines could be readied, given the will

Paris Airshow: Few orders likely as focus shifts to production backlog
Transport»

Paris Airshow: Few orders likely as focus shifts to production backlog

Sunday, 14 June 2015 3:39 PM

Europe’s aviation showcase opens on Monday; may struggle to live up to previous years of big-ticket plane orders

Sheikh Hamdan's bid to revive the glorious Arab sport of falconry
Culture & Society»

Sheikh Hamdan's bid to revive the glorious Arab sport of falconry

Saturday, 13 June 2015 9:55 AM

It’s one of the Gulf region’s most cherished pastimes, but urbanisation and a ban on hunting had left falconry facing extinction. Now, backed by Dubai’s Crown Prince HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and a new generation of younger Emiratis, the sport is back in fashion, with the top birds exchanging hands for huge sums

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Revealed: The high stakes of executive jets
Luxury Living»

Revealed: The high stakes of executive jets

Friday, 12 June 2015 1:47 AM

It’s been only 100 years since the first commercial flight took off, but nowadays it’s all about having a private plane — complete with customised themes and room for a truckload of baggage. As people and corporations become wealthier, so too is the executive jet business


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