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Top Saudi officials head to Qatar in bid to heal rift
Politics & Economics»

Top Saudi officials head to Qatar in bid to heal rift

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 7:29 PM

Three Saudi princes, including Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal, fly to Qatar as part of diplomatic push

Petchem stocks drive Saudi bourse to fresh six-year high
Markets»

Petchem stocks drive Saudi bourse to fresh six-year high

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 7:20 PM

Saudi's main index breaks through 11,000-point barrier while Arabtec helps Dubai bourse to close higher

More tickets go on sale for Etihad A380, Boeing 787 launches
Transport»

More tickets go on sale for Etihad A380, Boeing 787 launches

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 6:25 PM

Abu Dhabi airline also confirms that Sydney will be the second destination served by A380 superjumbo from June 2015

Former Arabtec CEO says wants over AED5 per share
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Former Arabtec CEO says wants over AED5 per share

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 5:02 PM

Hasan Ismaik says he is in talks to sell some of his stake in construction giant to Abu Dhabi's Aabar Investments

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ADNOC says takeover of 34 Emarat fuel stations completed
Retail»

ADNOC says takeover of 34 Emarat fuel stations completed

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 4:55 PM

Acquisitions in line with 2013 agreement to take over running of 75 service stations in the northern Emirates

Dubai Sports City set to launch major retail expansion
Construction»

Dubai Sports City set to launch major retail expansion

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 3:39 PM

Senior exec of $4bn development says focus is now on retail after delivery of residential units

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Emirates' cargo unit launches operations to Los Angeles
Transport»

Emirates' cargo unit launches operations to Los Angeles

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 2:56 PM

Emirates SkyCargo says it has launched a weekly service to city as part of expansion plans in the US

Water-scarce countries shun Ice Bucket Challenge
Culture & Society»

Water-scarce countries shun Ice Bucket Challenge

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 1:45 PM

Bollywood stars are among those that have refused to waste a bucket of water for the social media craze

Saudi Arabia executes almost one a day in August
Politics & Economics»

Saudi Arabia executes almost one a day in August

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 1:44 PM

At least 20 people have been executed in Saudi Arabia since August 4 in what human rights groups have said is a “deeply disturbing” surge

Dubai Expo 2020 venue masterplan 'progressing well'
Construction»

Dubai Expo 2020 venue masterplan 'progressing well'

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 1:44 PM

Senior officials say design is driven by 'clear vision for integrating sustainable urban development with economic opportunities'

Pearl-Qatar developer inks new $120m loan deal
Banking & Finance»

Pearl-Qatar developer inks new $120m loan deal

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 1:44 PM

United Development Company signs three-year agreement for facility organised by Qatar's CBQ

Dubai-listed BLME says to pay first dividend in 2016
Banking & Finance»

Dubai-listed BLME says to pay first dividend in 2016

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 1:43 PM

Bank of London and The Middle East is Britain's largest Islamic bank and is listed on Nasdaq Dubai

Dubai's Damac fast-tracks home sales at Akoya Oxygen
Property»

Dubai's Damac fast-tracks home sales at Akoya Oxygen

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 1:43 PM

Developer announces it will bring forward stage two sales of villas after the first lot sold out in one day

Saudi Arabia said to shelve plan for shorter working week
Politics & Economics»

Saudi Arabia said to shelve plan for shorter working week

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 1:43 PM

Plan to give private sector workers a two-day weekend off is reportedly put on ice after pressure from business community

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Saudi Arabia to axe maternity leave for teachers
Culture & Society»

Saudi Arabia to axe maternity leave for teachers

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 1:42 PM

Ministry of Education tells school principals it is considering scrapping maternity leave for employees

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