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When Palmyra rivalled the Roman Empire
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When Palmyra rivalled the Roman Empire

Friday, 29 May 2015 9:22 AM

Spectacular ruins preserved in the Syrian desert city have borne witness to her former glory for centuries but now face ISIL attack

Is the Gujarat villain of 2002 now a global hero?
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Is the Gujarat villain of 2002 now a global hero?

Sunday, 10 May 2015 9:56 AM

Narendra Modi has captured a major chunk of the Indian political landscape using innovative sales pitches and savvy branding skills.

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Arab youth are taking a stance on democracy
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Arab youth are taking a stance on democracy

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 1:54 PM

Five years after the Arab Spring, the region’s young people have a changing view on how they should be governed, says Sunil John

Nigeria’s election: A triumph of democracy
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Nigeria’s election: A triumph of democracy

Sunday, 19 April 2015 11:39 AM

The head of one of Africa’s largest conglomerates explains why the recent presidential election will help Nigeria become an economic powerhouse.

Generation Next
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Generation Next

Sunday, 19 April 2015 10:41 AM

Welcome to the 2015 Arabian Business Power List, our guide to the planet’s 100 most influential young Arabs

Managing team psychology to develop effectiveness
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Managing team psychology to develop effectiveness

Thursday, 9 April 2015 4:14 PM

Ahmed Sharawy asks how business leaders can best understand their staff to get the best out of them

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It's time for Saudi Arabia to finally make good on housing promises
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It's time for Saudi Arabia to finally make good on housing promises

Saturday, 28 March 2015 2:13 AM

Instead of implementing a counterproductive property tax, the housing ministry should work on cutting through the vast amount of red tape, says Ed Attwood

Has Narendra Modi already lost the plot?
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Has Narendra Modi already lost the plot?

Saturday, 21 March 2015 2:46 AM

Ten months after winning an historic election, the Indian prime minister’s honeymoon is well and truly over, says Anil Bhoyrul

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Forecast 2015: John Sfakianakis
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Forecast 2015: John Sfakianakis

Saturday, 3 January 2015 9:21 AM

Resilience and growth. Oil prices have been exaggerated on the downside and will begin to recover in 2015 and beyond, says Ashmore Group director John Sfakianakis.

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Forecast 2015: Dr Hamad Al Hasawi
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Forecast 2015: Dr Hamad Al Hasawi

Saturday, 3 January 2015 9:18 AM

The falling oil price and the need for fiscal reform in Kuwait. Public revenues will not be sufficient to cover projected public spending for this year, says Dr Hamad Al Hasawi, secretary general, Kuwait Banking Association.

Why subsidies should be in the spotlight in 2015
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Why subsidies should be in the spotlight in 2015

Friday, 2 January 2015 2:35 AM

Gulf countries have pledged to keep spending this year, but they also need to prepare for an era of cheaper oil, says Ed Attwood

Why Saudi Arabia may actually boost spending in 2015
Banking & Finance»

Why Saudi Arabia may actually boost spending in 2015

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 3:45 PM

Instead of cutting back amid oil price slide, don’t be surprised if Saudi Arabia sends a powerful signal, says Ed Attwood

Time for big nations to declare war on FIFA
Sport»

Time for big nations to declare war on FIFA

Saturday, 29 November 2014 4:05 AM

Without top-tier sponsors, the long and painful reign of Sepp Blatter and his cronies may finally be coming to an end, says Anil Bhoyrul

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Focus: The tough questions facing Saudi Arabia's economy
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Focus: The tough questions facing Saudi Arabia's economy

Monday, 10 November 2014 3:15 PM

The kingdom has vast oil reserves but changing local and region issues are presenting it will some major challenges

FOCUS: The UAE’s pressing need for legislative reform, by Dr Habib Al Mulla
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FOCUS: The UAE’s pressing need for legislative reform, by Dr Habib Al Mulla

Monday, 10 November 2014 10:51 AM

The absence of up-to-date laws only serves to hinder the progress of the region’s most innovative economy, says one of the region's prominent legal minds

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