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

Friday, 28 November 2014 1:11 AM

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
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Tunisia: Access all areas

Friday, 26 September 2014 10:23 AM

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
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Trading places: Dubai Chamber chief Hamad Buamim

Friday, 26 September 2014 10:22 AM

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 up, and why he believes that there’s no need to worry about the property market

Positive change: Interview with Raja Al Gurg
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Positive change: Interview with Raja Al Gurg

Tuesday, 2 September 2014 10:23 AM

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 is the key

Turning the tide in Gaza
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Turning the tide in Gaza

Friday, 8 August 2014 10:24 AM

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 of the Palestine-based BDS movement, explains how the tide of global opinion is changing

Game changer: King Abdullah Economic City
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Game changer: King Abdullah Economic City

Saturday, 7 June 2014 11:05 AM

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 to keep up with demand

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

Saturday, 7 June 2014 1:49 AM

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
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Five minutes with: Paddy Ashdown

Monday, 2 June 2014 5:55 PM

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
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Interview: Lockheed Martin's Marillyn Hewson

Friday, 23 May 2014 10:13 AM

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
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Hitting the trail

Sunday, 11 May 2014 9:43 AM

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 Pradesh to find out how the father-and-son team connect with the electorate.

Balance and power: Joseph Adam Ereli
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Balance and power: Joseph Adam Ereli

Friday, 18 April 2014 10:11 AM

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 states and why he is such a critic of America’s policy towards Bahrain and in the wider region.

Interview: legal titan Sarosh Zaiwalla
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Interview: legal titan Sarosh Zaiwalla

Friday, 21 February 2014 10:57 AM

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. As he looks to expand his firm into the Middle East, he is taking on another hot topic: representing Iran’s biggest bank as it sues the UK government for damages over sanctions

Why is Dubai aiming to become a smarter city?
Technology»

Why is Dubai aiming to become a smarter city?

Friday, 31 January 2014 2:30 AM

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

Staying on message
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Staying on message

Saturday, 21 December 2013 1:07 PM

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

Interview: Singapore envoy Gopinath Pillai
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Interview: Singapore envoy Gopinath Pillai

Saturday, 30 November 2013 3:32 AM

Singaporean ambassador-at-large Gopinath Pillai says Dubai complements, rather than competes, with the South East Asian city state


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