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Saudi Arabia's bitter Lebanese divorce
Politics & Economics»

Saudi Arabia's bitter Lebanese divorce

Tuesday, 5 April 2016 11:54 AM

Riyadh cuts aid to Lebanese army and security services in a move seen as abandoning Lebanon to Iranian influence

The Royal Suite at the Ritz-Carlton Dubai
Leisure»

The Royal Suite at the Ritz-Carlton Dubai

Monday, 4 April 2016 2:03 PM

Located within an iconic Mediterranean style property in the heart of Dubai Marina, the Royal Suite provides a welcome relief from the hustle and bustle of a busy city

Bahrain punishes opponents by revoking their citizenship
Politics & Economics»

Bahrain punishes opponents by revoking their citizenship

Thursday, 31 March 2016 4:23 PM

Bahrain has long faced opponents on the streets, mainly from its Shi'ite population demanding more rights

In era of cheap oil, Saudi loses shine for foreign workers
Politics & Economics»

In era of cheap oil, Saudi loses shine for foreign workers

Thursday, 24 March 2016 9:07 AM

Hundreds of thousands of foreign workers in the kingdom may lose their jobs as government to restricts employment opportunities for expats

The Arab women making themselves heard online
Technology»

The Arab women making themselves heard online

Friday, 18 March 2016 1:06 AM

A new generation of Arab women are taking to YouTube to have their voices heard in conservative societies. In the process, they are creating slick, marketable channels and giving traditional broadcast media a run for its money.

What Design Days Dubai Director Cyril Zammit is most excited about this year
Leisure»

What Design Days Dubai Director Cyril Zammit is most excited about this year

Monday, 14 March 2016 1:15 PM

Design Days Dubai is the biggest event of its kind. Dedicated to limited edition collectible objects and furniture, we asked Fair Director Cyril Zammit which objects from the show he most desires

Why Periscope will save Twitter from catastrophe
Business»

Why Periscope will save Twitter from catastrophe

Sunday, 13 March 2016 4:59 PM

The world is at a tipping point, when livestreaming video officially becomes part of our online existence. Periscope is leading the charge, and in doing so might just save its parent company from mediocrity

Changing course: Flynas CEO Paul Byrne
Transport»

Changing course: Flynas CEO Paul Byrne

Friday, 11 March 2016 10:27 PM

For nearly a decade, Saudi Arabia’s second airline struggled to make money in a market dominated by state-supported Saudia. Until now. CEO Paul Byrne reveals how he remodelled Flynas as a low-cost carrier, a move that has led it to its first ever profit

Iran – back in the game?
Politics & Economics»

Iran – back in the game?

Friday, 11 March 2016 10:26 PM

Despite the lifting of sanctions in January, many foreign companies remain so nervous about entering Iran that the country's leaders have asked the IMF to step in to reassure investors, proving that Iran has its work cut out if it is to be a significant player in the international economy

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Designing a business in a crowded UAE furniture market
StartUp»

Designing a business in a crowded UAE furniture market

Monday, 7 March 2016 1:07 PM

Sameera Ameer of Wild Child Designz, explains how creativity has helped her differentiate her furniture brand for children among well-established players of the Dubai furniture industry.

Is Lebanon an entrepreneur’s utopia?
StartUp»

Is Lebanon an entrepreneur’s utopia?

Monday, 7 March 2016 1:00 PM

A country in the MENA region where banks commonly invest in start-ups does not have to be a pipe dream of struggling entrepreneurs. Tamara Pupic analyses how Lebanon has set itself apart from other entrepreneurship-friendly countries in the region.

Cultivating a sustainable future in the Gulf
Industries»

Cultivating a sustainable future in the Gulf

Saturday, 5 March 2016 1:09 AM

Rising populations and dwindling water resources are causing the GCC to make some drastic moves to increase food availability. But not everyone is happy with the region’s controversial steps

Changing channels: what is the future of TV in the Middle East?
Media»

Changing channels: what is the future of TV in the Middle East?

Friday, 4 March 2016 1:25 AM

It is a relentless argument: has the advent of digital content brought about the beginning of the end for traditional linear television? According to many, particularly in the Middle East, absolutely not. But the real answer may lie in how willing the broadcast industry is to adapt

'Social curse' of huge personal debt raises worries in wealthy Qatar
Banking & Finance»

'Social curse' of huge personal debt raises worries in wealthy Qatar

Thursday, 3 March 2016 8:06 PM

Generous government salaries and free healthcare do not always translate into healthy bank balances for ordinary Qataris

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Rating agency risk mounts for Saudi Arabia as views diverge
Politics & Economics»

Rating agency risk mounts for Saudi Arabia as views diverge

Thursday, 25 February 2016 5:15 PM

Investors in Saudi Arabia now have a new source of uncertainty: widely different views from the world's three major credit rating agencies


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