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WEF Middle East to be held in Jordan
Politics & Economics»

WEF Middle East to be held in Jordan

Saturday, 31 January 2015 6:03 PM

Jordan is to host the biannual event for the second consecutive time, on May 21-23

US ground troops could be needed in Iraq - defense secretary
Middle East»

US ground troops could be needed in Iraq - defense secretary

Saturday, 31 January 2015 5:43 PM

Chuck Hagel has said the US may eventually need to send non-combat ground troops to Iraq to help fight off ISIL

Japan says hostage negotiations with militants
Middle East»

Japan says hostage negotiations with militants "deadlocked"

Saturday, 31 January 2015 4:45 PM

Japanese journalist is being held by the militants, who have also threatened to kill a Jordanian pilot unless Jordan releases a would-be suicide bomber on death row

ISIL seizes oil facility in northern Iraq
Middle East»

ISIL seizes oil facility in northern Iraq

Saturday, 31 January 2015 4:34 PM

Fifteen workers at the oil station are missing after the company lost contact with them

Egypt lists armed wing of Palestine's Hamas as terrorist organisation
Middle East»

Egypt lists armed wing of Palestine's Hamas as terrorist organisation

Saturday, 31 January 2015 4:13 PM

Hamas is an offshoot of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood which also has been declared a terrorist group

YouTube staff 'too busy' to filter out terror-related material
Technology»

YouTube staff 'too busy' to filter out terror-related material

Saturday, 31 January 2015 3:55 PM

Google says pre-sceening the 300 hours of material uploaded each minute would be like vetting a phone call before it is made

Golfer Ernie Els launches family hotel venture in Dubai
Travel & Hospitality»

Golfer Ernie Els launches family hotel venture in Dubai

Friday, 30 January 2015 3:27 PM

New operator of family-friendly resorts expected to debut in Middle East

MidEast hotel occupancy rises to highest level in 5 years
Travel & Hospitality»

MidEast hotel occupancy rises to highest level in 5 years

Friday, 30 January 2015 3:13 PM

Room rates were still some way below their pre-recession peak of 2008

Bahrain to introduce new tenancy laws
Property»

Bahrain to introduce new tenancy laws

Friday, 30 January 2015 3:09 PM

Mandatory tenancy registration procedures for the residential real estate market from February

Prehistoric skull a key 'piece of the puzzle' in story of humanity
Culture & Society»

Prehistoric skull a key 'piece of the puzzle' in story of humanity

Friday, 30 January 2015 3:02 PM

Scientific dating techniques determined the skull was about 55,000 years old.

$3811 iPhone ‘Phantom’ in launched in Dubai
Gadgets»

$3811 iPhone ‘Phantom’ in launched in Dubai

Friday, 30 January 2015 3:00 PM

Smartphone comes enwrapped with a rare black platinum covering

UAE teams up with US to fight cyber crime
Technology»

UAE teams up with US to fight cyber crime

Friday, 30 January 2015 2:53 PM

A large number of chiefs of courts, judges from federal and local courts took part in the two-day symposium

London hammer attacker has sentence increased
Culture & Society»

London hammer attacker has sentence increased

Friday, 30 January 2015 2:42 PM

Philip Spence, who attacked 3 Emirati sisters in April, will serve minimum of 27 years in jail

Japan, Jordan seek news on fate of ISIL captives
Politics & Economics»

Japan, Jordan seek news on fate of ISIL captives

Friday, 30 January 2015 2:05 PM

Deadline passed for release of Iraqi prisoner in Jordan

Qatar Airways buys $1.7bn stake in British Airways parent company
Transport»

Qatar Airways buys $1.7bn stake in British Airways parent company

Friday, 30 January 2015 1:24 PM

Doha carrier said it may consider increasing its stake in IAG over time


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