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Gulf states get more assertive as Iran closes in on nuclear deal
Politics & Economics»

Gulf states get more assertive as Iran closes in on nuclear deal

Wednesday, 24 June 2015 1:10 PM

Biggest concern is what they see as Shi'ite Iran's regional expansionism, say security analysts

Guide to owning a car in Dubai
Cars & Boats»

Guide to owning a car in Dubai

Monday, 22 June 2015 2:59 PM

Finance options, driving lessons, licences and renting benefits

Navigating the economic highway in Ghana
Politics & Economics»

Navigating the economic highway in Ghana

Friday, 19 June 2015 1:38 AM

The beginning of oil exploration off its coast four years ago gave Ghana an economic light, but the subsequent fall in prices has seen its budget for major transport projects slashed by 30 percent. Unable to build the infrastructure needed to reach its potential, the African state is turning to foreign investors

Facing backlash, US Muslims counter with new advertising campaign
Culture & Society»

Facing backlash, US Muslims counter with new advertising campaign

Wednesday, 17 June 2015 7:52 PM

Islamic Circle of North America messages are part religious invitation to explore the Muslim faith and part public relations

Why no MERS vaccine? Lack of foresight frustrates scientists
Healthcare»

Why no MERS vaccine? Lack of foresight frustrates scientists

Wednesday, 17 June 2015 12:35 PM

Experts say vaccines could be readied, given the will

Paris Airshow: Few orders likely as focus shifts to production backlog
Transport»

Paris Airshow: Few orders likely as focus shifts to production backlog

Sunday, 14 June 2015 3:39 PM

Europe’s aviation showcase opens on Monday; may struggle to live up to previous years of big-ticket plane orders

Sheikh Hamdan's bid to revive the glorious Arab sport of falconry
Culture & Society»

Sheikh Hamdan's bid to revive the glorious Arab sport of falconry

Saturday, 13 June 2015 9:55 AM

It’s one of the Gulf region’s most cherished pastimes, but urbanisation and a ban on hunting had left falconry facing extinction. Now, backed by Dubai’s Crown Prince HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and a new generation of younger Emiratis, the sport is back in fashion, with the top birds exchanging hands for huge sums

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Revealed: The high stakes of executive jets
Luxury Living»

Revealed: The high stakes of executive jets

Friday, 12 June 2015 1:47 AM

It’s been only 100 years since the first commercial flight took off, but nowadays it’s all about having a private plane — complete with customised themes and room for a truckload of baggage. As people and corporations become wealthier, so too is the executive jet business

Crunch time coming for Saudi campaign as options narrow in Yemen
Politics & Economics»

Crunch time coming for Saudi campaign as options narrow in Yemen

Thursday, 11 June 2015 2:42 PM

After 11 weeks of airstrikes that have failed to change the balance of power in Yemen, Saudi Arabia is running out of options

At OPEC, some sow seeds of solar energy race in Gulf
Energy»

At OPEC, some sow seeds of solar energy race in Gulf

Thursday, 4 June 2015 6:24 PM

Race to develop solar power arrays in the world's sunniest nations is nearly as important as the battle for oil market share

How do you cancel a football World Cup tournament?
Sport»

How do you cancel a football World Cup tournament?

Wednesday, 3 June 2015 7:19 PM

FIFA scandal has prompted calls a re-examination of the World Cup awards to Qatar and Russia

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Stung by FIFA furore, Qatar's soft power at risk
Politics & Economics»

Stung by FIFA furore, Qatar's soft power at risk

Monday, 1 June 2015 5:01 PM

At stake is influence, including its use of sport as a platform to operate on the global stage, opening doors to finance, media, diplomacy, property and tourism

Debt market beckons as Saudi bourse opens to foreigners
Markets»

Debt market beckons as Saudi bourse opens to foreigners

Monday, 1 June 2015 1:49 PM

Corporate bond issuance in the kingdom is the most active in the region, but it lags far behind its potential

Leap of faith: the growth of Halal tourism
Travel & Hospitality»

Leap of faith: the growth of Halal tourism

Friday, 29 May 2015 9:22 AM

Halal tourism is taking off – and the Gulf countries are quickly developing their strategies to take advantage of one of the fast-growing segments in the industry

US drivers yield 'swing' oil demand to Saudis
Energy»

US drivers yield 'swing' oil demand to Saudis

Friday, 29 May 2015 9:21 AM

The world’s biggest oil producer is now also the planet’s largest source of peak summer demand


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