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Istanbul nightclub attack said to involve intelligence organisation
Culture & Society»

Istanbul nightclub attack said to involve intelligence organisation

Monday, 16 January 2017 2:30 PM

Seven Saudi citizens, three Lebanese and a Kuwaiti citizen were among the 39 killed in the attack.

Saudi's flynas confirms $8.6bn order for 80 Airbus planes
Transport»

Saudi's flynas confirms $8.6bn order for 80 Airbus planes

Monday, 16 January 2017 2:26 PM

Budget carrier places new order for 60 A320neos and upgrades an existing order for 20

Broadway musical Cats set to extend run at Dubai Opera
Arts»

Broadway musical Cats set to extend run at Dubai Opera

Monday, 16 January 2017 1:52 PM

Strong demand for tickets results in organisers adding three more nights later this month

Abu Dhabi's ADNOC shuts half of Ruwais refinery after blaze
Energy»

Abu Dhabi's ADNOC shuts half of Ruwais refinery after blaze

Monday, 16 January 2017 1:51 PM

Sources say Abu Dhabi National Oil Company has closed half the capacity at its 800,000 barrels-per-day facility

Dubai's DP World inks deal to develop Kazakh economic zone
Transport»

Dubai's DP World inks deal to develop Kazakh economic zone

Monday, 16 January 2017 1:51 PM

Port operator signs agreement to create special economic zone in the Caspian Sea city of Aktau

Oman Air says passenger dies on flight from Jeddah
Transport»

Oman Air says passenger dies on flight from Jeddah

Monday, 16 January 2017 1:51 PM

National carrier says flight 674 diverted to Riyadh after medical emergency but passenger died shortly after arrival

GCC's financial assets forecast to fall to $2.1trn by end-2017
Politics & Economics»

GCC's financial assets forecast to fall to $2.1trn by end-2017

Monday, 16 January 2017 1:50 PM

Moody's says subdued growth, challenges to fiscal reforms in Gulf leads to negative outlook for the region

World's eight richest as wealthy as half humanity, Oxfam tells Davos
Politics & Economics»

World's eight richest as wealthy as half humanity, Oxfam tells Davos

Monday, 16 January 2017 12:51 PM

While many workers struggle with stagnating incomes, the wealth of the super-rich has increased by an average of 11 percent a year since 2009

Oil prices will be much more volatile in 2017, says IEA
Energy»

Oil prices will be much more volatile in 2017, says IEA

Monday, 16 January 2017 12:07 PM

Fatih Birol, executive director of IEA, said he expected 'a rebalancing of the markets within the first half of this year'

McIlroy a doubt for Abu Dhabi following back injury
Sport»

McIlroy a doubt for Abu Dhabi following back injury

Monday, 16 January 2017 11:37 AM

World number two will have a scan in Dubai ahead of the first tournament in the ‘Gulf Swing’

Oman says receives 10 detainees released from Guantanamo
Politics & Economics»

Oman says receives 10 detainees released from Guantanamo

Monday, 16 January 2017 11:32 AM

Foreign ministry said 10 people arrived in the Sultanate of Oman for a temporary residency

Man arrested in slaying of Saudi college student in Wisconsin
Culture & Society»

Man arrested in slaying of Saudi college student in Wisconsin

Monday, 16 January 2017 9:51 AM

The victim, Hussain Saeed Alnahdi, 24, was assaulted on a downtown street near the UW-Stout campus in western Wisconsin and died of his injuries the next day

Turkish cargo jet crash kills at least 37 in Kyrgyzstan
Transport»

Turkish cargo jet crash kills at least 37 in Kyrgyzstan

Monday, 16 January 2017 9:49 AM

The Boeing 747-400 crashed when trying to land in dense fog, damaging 15 buildings in Manas, near the capital city Bishkek

Iran says it will not renegotiate nuclear deal
Politics & Economics»

Iran says it will not renegotiate nuclear deal

Monday, 16 January 2017 9:22 AM

Trump has threatened to either scrap the agreement or seek a better deal

Qatar Airways to launch new service to Las Vegas
Transport»

Qatar Airways to launch new service to Las Vegas

Monday, 16 January 2017 9:21 AM

Las Vegas will be Doha-based carrier’s 11th destination in the US


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