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Royal kidnap casts spotlight on Gulf 'sport of kings'
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Royal kidnap casts spotlight on Gulf 'sport of kings'

Thursday, 11 February 2016 4:40 PM

Rich Arab hunters pursue rare houbara, prized as aphrodisiac, but abduction of Qatari royals in Iraq desert highlights risks

Olympics in Middle East 'not unthinkable' says Coe
Sport»

Olympics in Middle East 'not unthinkable' says Coe

Thursday, 11 February 2016 2:21 PM

IAAF chairman said the region faces growing competition from new bid host cities in Central and South-East Asia

Kuwait backs alliances against ISIL, but no troops in offensive operations
Politics & Economics»

Kuwait backs alliances against ISIL, but no troops in offensive operations

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 9:39 AM

Kuwait says constitution limits armed role

US-Iranian businessman's jailing sends chilling message to investors
Politics & Economics»

US-Iranian businessman's jailing sends chilling message to investors

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 9:37 AM

Dubai-based executive Siamak Namazi was left behind in US-Iran prisoner swap and may be pawn in Iran power struggle

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain ban Iranian ships from ports, according to reports
Transport»

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain ban Iranian ships from ports, according to reports

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 9:37 AM

Iran has been struggling to ramp up oil exports and still faces insurance and financing hurdles despite the lifting of international curbs last month

Emirates chairman tests out 17-hour direct flight to New Zealand – in economy
Transport»

Emirates chairman tests out 17-hour direct flight to New Zealand – in economy

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 9:28 AM

Chairman revealed he likes 'to be close to the people', as airline prepares to launch longest commercial flight in the world

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MidEast bourses succumb to global market rout
Markets»

MidEast bourses succumb to global market rout

Tuesday, 9 February 2016 7:17 PM

Egypt's stock market down 2.8% on Tuesday, other falls witnessed in Saudi Arabia, Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Obama urges Arab world to set up inclusive governments
Politics & Economics»

Obama urges Arab world to set up inclusive governments

Tuesday, 9 February 2016 5:19 PM

The US president praised the UAE for its innovation, security and stability

Survey: Worried MENA CEOs expect tough 2016
StartUp»

Survey: Worried MENA CEOs expect tough 2016

Tuesday, 9 February 2016 3:55 PM

A survey has recorded lack of confidence among MENA CEOs.

Saudi billionare loses right to immunity in $6bn divorce case
Politics & Economics»

Saudi billionare loses right to immunity in $6bn divorce case

Tuesday, 9 February 2016 11:23 AM

Sheikh Walid Juffali, chairman of one of the kingdom’s largest family firms, E A Juffali and Brothers, is facing a claim on his estimated $6bn fortune from his ex-wife Christina Estrada

ISIL claims car bomb blast in Saudi capital
Politics & Economics»

ISIL claims car bomb blast in Saudi capital

Tuesday, 9 February 2016 9:21 AM

A citizen reported that his car had been damaged by a blast on Monday while parked in front of his house in the city's Al-Azizia district

Iran says Peugeot to pay $446m in sanctions compensation
Transport»

Iran says Peugeot to pay $446m in sanctions compensation

Monday, 8 February 2016 9:37 AM

Peugeot suspended sales in 2012 when an international boycott against Iran due to its nuclear programme was extended to the automobile sector

Saudi, Venezuela hold 'productive' talks on stabilising oil market
Energy»

Saudi, Venezuela hold 'productive' talks on stabilising oil market

Monday, 8 February 2016 8:50 AM

Iran is reluctant to restrain crude supply as it wants to recover the market share it lost during sanctions that were imposed in 2012 because of its nuclear programme

Dubai Aerospace sees 30-35 aircraft deals in 2016, mostly from Iran
Transport»

Dubai Aerospace sees 30-35 aircraft deals in 2016, mostly from Iran

Sunday, 7 February 2016 3:00 PM

Iran agreed with European manufacturers last month to purchase up to 158 aircraft but these could take a few years to be delivered

UAE says ready to send ground troops to Syria
Politics & Economics»

UAE says ready to send ground troops to Syria

Sunday, 7 February 2016 2:59 PM

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash says real campaign against ISIL has to include a ground force


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