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Emirates to lose $272m during Dubai Int'l runway closures
Transport»

Emirates to lose $272m during Dubai Int'l runway closures

Thursday, 17 April 2014 3:01 PM

Dubai airline says it will be forced to reduce flights to 41 destinations during 80-day upgrade project

Saudi conservatives stage rare protest against Westernisation
Politics & Economics»

Saudi conservatives stage rare protest against Westernisation

Thursday, 17 April 2014 2:38 PM

Demonstration takes place outside Royal Court in Riyadh against planned reforms to give women more rights

Abu Dhabi's Mubadala sees tripling of net profit in 2013
Banking & Finance»

Abu Dhabi's Mubadala sees tripling of net profit in 2013

Thursday, 17 April 2014 1:36 PM

State-owned investment fund which has stakes in General Electric and Carlyle says it made $395m profit

Labourers hold sit-in at Kuwait insect lab
Politics & Economics»

Labourers hold sit-in at Kuwait insect lab

Thursday, 17 April 2014 1:36 PM

About 100 Egyptian labourers and agricultural engineers hold protest over promised bonus payments

Saudi construction giant posts 4% rise in Q1 net profit
Construction»

Saudi construction giant posts 4% rise in Q1 net profit

Thursday, 17 April 2014 1:36 PM

Dar Al Arkan says improved performance due to higher sales of its developed properties in Saudi Arabia

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Shares in Bahrain's Ahli United Bank rise on news of potential merger
Banking & Finance»

Shares in Bahrain's Ahli United Bank rise on news of potential merger

Thursday, 17 April 2014 12:36 PM

The bank is reportedly evaluating a sale or a merger with a rival bank in a potential $5bn deal

Woman sentenced to 6 yrs in Saudi for 'protest campaigns'
Culture & Society»

Woman sentenced to 6 yrs in Saudi for 'protest campaigns'

Thursday, 17 April 2014 12:07 PM

In a separate case, a man was jailed for three years for insulting the government on websites

Abu Dhabi's TAQA signs Yen loan to help repay upcoming debt
Banking & Finance»

Abu Dhabi's TAQA signs Yen loan to help repay upcoming debt

Thursday, 17 April 2014 11:58 AM

Funds to be used to refinance a portion of a $1.2bn bond due to mature in September

Yemen's Al Qaeda leader vows to attack America in new video
Politics & Economics»

Yemen's Al Qaeda leader vows to attack America in new video

Thursday, 17 April 2014 11:42 AM

Footage apparently shows a gathering of the group celebrating a mass jailbreak of fighters

Saudi to produce first locally made car by 2017
Cars & Boats»

Saudi to produce first locally made car by 2017

Thursday, 17 April 2014 11:28 AM

Up to 300,000 units of the Meeya model to be built per year at a factory in Damman

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Surging rents
Property»

Surging rents "a very real concern" for Dubai tenants - report

Thursday, 17 April 2014 11:19 AM

With rents rising 22% last year, some residents are being forced to look to more affordable northern emirates

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UAE father who whipped son to death wins appeal
Culture & Society»

UAE father who whipped son to death wins appeal

Thursday, 17 April 2014 10:45 AM

Emirati admitted repeatedly hitting his son with electrical wire and cane over poor school grades

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Revealed: Chanel to stage $2.5m fashion show on Dubai private island
Fashion»

Revealed: Chanel to stage $2.5m fashion show on Dubai private island

Thursday, 17 April 2014 10:09 AM

The location of the event, which will be attended by Karl Lagerfeld, had been kept top secret by organisers

70% of Arabs call for more film and TV censorship
Media»

70% of Arabs call for more film and TV censorship

Thursday, 17 April 2014 9:38 AM

Survey revealed adults want more regulation of violent and romantic content

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Saudi rights lawyer detained by authorities, says wife
Culture & Society»

Saudi rights lawyer detained by authorities, says wife

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 7:42 PM

Waleed Abu al-Khair said to have been detain after court appearance on sedition charges


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