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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
Veteran US senator and special envoy to the Middle East George Mitchell knows more than most the difficulties associated with achieving peace in the region. Two and a half years since the start of the Arab Spring, and three months since renewed negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians began, Mitchell gives his view on the prospects for stability in the Middle East