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Should the Indian gov't grant citizens of the UAE visa exemptions?
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Should the Indian gov't grant citizens of the UAE visa exemptions?

Saturday, 5 September 2015 1:09 AM

A change in policy involving the entry of UAE nationals to the subcontinent would further boost trade, tourism and economic cooperation between the two countries, argues Ashish Mehta

Opportunity knocks for Gulf airlines in Iran
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Opportunity knocks for Gulf airlines in Iran

Saturday, 5 September 2015 1:08 AM

The opening up of Iran’s ageing aviation industry could pave the way for lucrative growth for the region’s leading carriers, says Ed Attwood

Why transparency must be the watchword for Saudi fiscal policy
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Why transparency must be the watchword for Saudi fiscal policy

Saturday, 29 August 2015 12:54 AM

Gulf kingdom needs to present clear-cut plans as to how it will address its budget deficit, says Ed Attwood

Opinion: Al Habtoor on Europe's unseemly haste to embrace Tehran
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Opinion: Al Habtoor on Europe's unseemly haste to embrace Tehran

Friday, 28 August 2015 1:09 AM

Top UAE businessman Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor asks if Iran's crimes are suddenly of no consequence to Europe

Why Modi's visit will be big boost to UAE-India relations
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Why Modi's visit will be big boost to UAE-India relations

Saturday, 15 August 2015 12:18 PM

RP Group chief Dr Ravi Pillai says visit will further galvanise investments to flow from the UAE and other Gulf countries to India

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Opinion: 'Obama is to blame for the rise of ISIL, the mess in Syria,' says Khalaf Al Habtoor as he endorses Trump for the White House
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Opinion: 'Obama is to blame for the rise of ISIL, the mess in Syria,' says Khalaf Al Habtoor as he endorses Trump for the White House

Wednesday, 5 August 2015 3:37 PM

The prominent UAE business leader on why President Barack Obama's term in office has been a disaster for the Middle East, why a President Donald Trump would be a welcome breath of fresh air.

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The UAE: On the road to economic development
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The UAE: On the road to economic development

Thursday, 30 July 2015 9:19 AM

Following deregulation of petrol prices, the rising cost of living is where the greatest challenge lies for the government says Mohammad Sultan Janahi

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China must act to avert political crisis
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China must act to avert political crisis

Saturday, 11 July 2015 9:50 AM

Saxo Bank's Ole Sloth Hansen says Chinese economy should transition towards a more Western-style demand-driven system

Big things have small beginnings
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Big things have small beginnings

Saturday, 27 June 2015 10:03 AM

Abu Dhabi’s Takamul initiative has the potential to change the entrepreneurial landscape in the UAE, says Ed Attwood

Helal Almarri: the man who can
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Helal Almarri: the man who can

Saturday, 20 June 2015 1:11 PM

The director general of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) is laying out plans for Dubai’s ambitious goal of attracting 20 million visitors a year by 2020.

Life after Blatter
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Life after Blatter

Saturday, 6 June 2015 10:03 AM

Anil Bhoyrul says FIFA must elect a president who is untainted by scandal and completely unconnected to Sepp Blatter

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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.


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