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Bahrain to try scores of people on charges of setting up 'terror' group
Culture & Society»

Bahrain to try scores of people on charges of setting up 'terror' group

Tuesday, 26 July 2016 7:44 PM

Case pertains to allegation that Iranian Revolutionary Guards helped fugitives to set up a Shi'ite militant group called the Zulfiqar Brigades

UAE's first Vivanta by Taj hotel set for Q4 2018 completion
Travel & Hospitality»

UAE's first Vivanta by Taj hotel set for Q4 2018 completion

Tuesday, 26 July 2016 7:37 PM

Project, which will comprise a combination of hotel rooms and branded apartments, is under construction in Dubai’s Jumeirah Lake Towers

Etihad plans to increase A380 services to New York's JFK
Transport»

Etihad plans to increase A380 services to New York's JFK

Tuesday, 26 July 2016 5:38 PM

Abu Dhabi airline says it will upgrade second daily flight to superjumbo in mid-2017 amid 'heightened demand'

Saudi court sentences two to death for killing army colonel
Culture & Society»

Saudi court sentences two to death for killing army colonel

Tuesday, 26 July 2016 5:26 PM

Saudi Arabia has convicted and sentenced hundreds of people to prison or death for militancy

Saudi Telecom Co posts 27% slump in Q2 net profit
Technology»

Saudi Telecom Co posts 27% slump in Q2 net profit

Tuesday, 26 July 2016 5:24 PM

Telecom operator says it made net profit of nearly $500m in the three months to June 30

Aramex founder said to sell $142m shares to Alabbar, other investors
Banking & Finance»

Aramex founder said to sell $142m shares to Alabbar, other investors

Tuesday, 26 July 2016 3:24 PM

Fadi Ghandour reportedly sells his 9.9% stake in logistics firm to investors including Emaar chairman Mohamed Alabbar

Kuwait's biggest Islamic lender posts 13% rise in Q2 net profit
Banking & Finance»

Kuwait's biggest Islamic lender posts 13% rise in Q2 net profit

Tuesday, 26 July 2016 2:41 PM

Kuwait Finance House says results were boosted by higher finance income during second quarter of 2016

Seven killed, 13 injured as bus crashes in Dubai
Transport»

Seven killed, 13 injured as bus crashes in Dubai

Tuesday, 26 July 2016 2:20 PM

Bus carrying 20 people reportedly crashes into a lorry carrying rocks that was stationary in road near Al Maktoum Airport

HSBC appoints Georges Elhedery as MENA CEO
Banking & Finance»

HSBC appoints Georges Elhedery as MENA CEO

Tuesday, 26 July 2016 1:58 PM

Elhedery replaces Mohammad al-Tuwaijri, who joined the Saudi Arabian gov't as deputy minister of economy and planning in May

Qatar Airways set to add more flights to Saudi cities Jeddah, Madinah
Transport»

Qatar Airways set to add more flights to Saudi cities Jeddah, Madinah

Tuesday, 26 July 2016 1:57 PM

Doha carrier says it will double frequencies to Jeddah while adding seven more flights to Saudi holy city

Space scientists conduct lunar rover tests in UAE desert
Technology»

Space scientists conduct lunar rover tests in UAE desert

Tuesday, 26 July 2016 1:35 PM

Group hoping to secure $25m in funding from Google for privately funded Moon mission

South Korea inks $920m deal for UAE reactors
Energy»

South Korea inks $920m deal for UAE reactors

Tuesday, 26 July 2016 1:34 PM

KHNP will dispatch a total of 3,000 employees to the UAE until 2030 - about 210 every year - starting May 2017

GCC property markets said to be facing 'perfect storm'
Property»

GCC property markets said to be facing 'perfect storm'

Tuesday, 26 July 2016 1:33 PM

AT Kearney says regional real estate firm must adapt amid high supply and softening demand

UAE's hotel construction pipeline set to peak in 2018
Travel & Hospitality»

UAE's hotel construction pipeline set to peak in 2018

Tuesday, 26 July 2016 1:33 PM

New report says 58 new hotels are set to open in the UAE in 2018; currently 183 projects in pipeline

Dubai's Abraaj raises more than $500m to invest in Turkey
Banking & Finance»

Dubai's Abraaj raises more than $500m to invest in Turkey

Tuesday, 26 July 2016 1:33 PM

Private equity firm announces the closure of dedicated Turkey fund which has made its first two investments


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