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Britain unveils powers to strip suspected Islamist fighters of passports
Politics & Economics»

Britain unveils powers to strip suspected Islamist fighters of passports

Tuesday, 2 September 2014 10:16 AM

Cameron said he would not "rule anything out" when asked about joining the US in direct military action in Iraq

Saudi court jails 17 for seeking to fight in Iraq
Culture & Society»

Saudi court jails 17 for seeking to fight in Iraq

Tuesday, 2 September 2014 10:10 AM

Prison terms ranged from 2-1/2 years to 26 years

Facebook boss defends 13yrs age restriction
Technology»

Facebook boss defends 13yrs age restriction

Tuesday, 2 September 2014 10:09 AM

EMEA head of the social media site says concerns about children’s access are unfounded and 13 “feels like the right time”

Viva Kuwait chairman says telco aims to list by year-end
Markets»

Viva Kuwait chairman says telco aims to list by year-end

Monday, 1 September 2014 8:26 PM

Country's second biggest mobile phone operator plans to list on the Kuwait Stock Exchange

Saudi cenbank says may cap consumer lending, limits fees
Banking & Finance»

Saudi cenbank says may cap consumer lending, limits fees

Monday, 1 September 2014 7:19 PM

Rules could dent profit growth at banks, especially those that rely heavily on retail activity

Abu Dhabi's ADIB takes on Barclays' UAE retail banking ops
Banking & Finance»

Abu Dhabi's ADIB takes on Barclays' UAE retail banking ops

Monday, 1 September 2014 6:22 PM

Islamic bank announces formal completion of deal with UK giant; says working to ensure 'seamless transition' of 110,000 customers

Qatar telco's Myanmar start-up focuses on pay-as-you-go
Technology»

Qatar telco's Myanmar start-up focuses on pay-as-you-go

Monday, 1 September 2014 6:06 PM

Ooredoo has sold more than 1 million pre-paid SIM cards following its Aug 2 launch in the country

Qatar Airways launches 787 Dreamliner service to Vienna
Transport»

Qatar Airways launches 787 Dreamliner service to Vienna

Monday, 1 September 2014 5:11 PM

Doha-based carrier says introduction will add 92% more capacity to respond to increase in demand

Bathing in a shoe: The world’s most expensive bathtub
Style»

Bathing in a shoe: The world’s most expensive bathtub

Monday, 1 September 2014 4:57 PM

Italian mosaic specialist SICIS caters fashionistas that look for products that set them apart

Saudi education spokesman fired after maternity leave row
Education»

Saudi education spokesman fired after maternity leave row

Monday, 1 September 2014 4:31 PM

Mubarak Al Asimi reportedly sacked after attributing 'damaging' statement to kingdom's Education Minister

Emirates says airline is not interested in Qantas investment
Transport»

Emirates says airline is not interested in Qantas investment

Monday, 1 September 2014 4:10 PM

Senior exec at Dubai-based airline says investment does not fit with company's strategy

Dubai's Meraas seeks $4bn to fund mega projects
Banking & Finance»

Dubai's Meraas seeks $4bn to fund mega projects

Monday, 1 September 2014 2:38 PM

Sources say state-owned property firm is seeking cash for developments including a complex that will house 5 theme parks and an island featuring a giant Ferris wheel

Nakheel opens first Dubai community retail mall, more to follow
Retail»

Nakheel opens first Dubai community retail mall, more to follow

Monday, 1 September 2014 2:26 PM

Developer officially opens Jumeirah Park Pavilion which features 28 shops, restaurants and cafes

India's Suba opens first MidEast hotel in Dubai
Travel & Hospitality»

India's Suba opens first MidEast hotel in Dubai

Monday, 1 September 2014 2:14 PM

Hotel operator says it plans to launch three more properties in the region by the end of 2017

Emirates NBD said to plan capital-boosting bond
Banking & Finance»

Emirates NBD said to plan capital-boosting bond

Monday, 1 September 2014 1:32 PM

Banking sources says Dubai's largest lender eyes second such issue in space of 18 months


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    Thursday, 21 August 2014 10:51 PM - Khalil
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