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E-visa errors stop some Emiratis from travelling to UK
Travel»

E-visa errors stop some Emiratis from travelling to UK

Thursday, 24 July 2014 1:45 PM

Small number stopped from travelling due to clerical errors on electronic visa waiver - report

Bahraini charged with smoking during Ramadan
Culture & Society»

Bahraini charged with smoking during Ramadan

Thursday, 24 July 2014 1:29 PM

Man also caught holding a juice can in his hand in public during the holy month - report

Qataris linked to sale of historic London, New York hotels
Travel & Hospitality»

Qataris linked to sale of historic London, New York hotels

Thursday, 24 July 2014 1:29 PM

Group linked to Qatari royal family reported to be interested in London's Grosvenor House hotel

Dubai Islamic Bank says Q2 net profit up 59.6%
Banking & Finance»

Dubai Islamic Bank says Q2 net profit up 59.6%

Thursday, 24 July 2014 1:29 PM

UAE's largest sharia-compliant lender says performance aided by higher fee and investment income

Qatar Rail to explore solar to power rail network
Transport»

Qatar Rail to explore solar to power rail network

Thursday, 24 July 2014 1:28 PM

Company signs agreement with Qatar Solar Technologies to investigate use of clean energy

Saudi crime rate surges 102% - report
Politics & Economics»

Saudi crime rate surges 102% - report

Thursday, 24 July 2014 1:28 PM

Gov’t figures show 22,113 cases were reported in 2013, compared to 10,904 in 2012

Qatar declares 11 days Eid holidays for gov’t workers
Culture & Society»

Qatar declares 11 days Eid holidays for gov’t workers

Thursday, 24 July 2014 1:28 PM

Private sector staff working in Gulf state are expected to be given three days

British visitor jailed in Dubai for drinking during Ramadan
Culture & Society»

British visitor jailed in Dubai for drinking during Ramadan

Thursday, 24 July 2014 1:01 PM

Man became angry and dented the bonnet of a taxi after argument with driver

UAE's TAQA says pulls out of $1.6bn India power deal
Energy»

UAE's TAQA says pulls out of $1.6bn India power deal

Thursday, 24 July 2014 12:44 PM

Decision to walk away from buying two Indian hydroelectric power plants was because of "a change in strategy"

Etisalat launches region's first smartphone insurance
Technology»

Etisalat launches region's first smartphone insurance

Thursday, 24 July 2014 12:23 PM

Protection covers accidental damage and theft, both within and outside UAE

Dubai telco du trims 2014 revenue growth guidance - CEO
Technology»

Dubai telco du trims 2014 revenue growth guidance - CEO

Thursday, 24 July 2014 12:19 PM

Osman Sultan also said he expects network sharing with rival Etisalat to start before end of year

Dubai largest bank sees net profit up 34.8%
Banking & Finance»

Dubai largest bank sees net profit up 34.8%

Thursday, 24 July 2014 12:08 PM

Emirates NBD's revenue growth outstripped another significant hike in bad loans

Qatar's Barwa Real Estate eyes asset sale amidst Q2 losses
Property»

Qatar's Barwa Real Estate eyes asset sale amidst Q2 losses

Thursday, 24 July 2014 11:59 AM

Shares tumbled 8.5% after posting a quarterly net loss of $11.8m

Jailed former Leeds Utd boss hires new law firm to fight Dubai charges
Culture & Society»

Jailed former Leeds Utd boss hires new law firm to fight Dubai charges

Thursday, 24 July 2014 11:45 AM

David Haigh has brought in legal team to defend $6.4m embezzlement allegations

FIFA's Blatter meets with Qatar's Emir to discuss World Cup 2022
Politics & Economics»

FIFA's Blatter meets with Qatar's Emir to discuss World Cup 2022

Thursday, 24 July 2014 11:16 AM

Pair reviewed progress of projects during one hour meeting at Al Bahr Palace in Doha


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