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Iran mocks Saudi offer to send ground troops to Syria
Politics & Economics»

Iran mocks Saudi offer to send ground troops to Syria

Saturday, 6 February 2016 1:31 PM

Head of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard says Saudi Arabian troops would be wiped out if they went in

Small businesses in the UAE need more support than ever
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Small businesses in the UAE need more support than ever

Friday, 5 February 2016 10:22 AM

Fees, red tape, a slowdown in lending and the tough economic conditions are all combining to produce a grim period for the country’s SMEs, says Ed Attwood

Saudi Arabia says ready to send ground troops to Syria
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Saudi Arabia says ready to send ground troops to Syria

Friday, 5 February 2016 12:57 AM

Gulf kingdom commits to participate in any ground operations that US-led coalition may agree to fight ISIL

UAE expats, nationals retain addiction to debt
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UAE expats, nationals retain addiction to debt

Thursday, 4 February 2016 1:43 PM

Research says temptations of shopping malls, fast cars and fancy holidays are putting paid to attempts to save for the future

Gender equality levels in Gulf boardrooms still 'bleak'
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Gender equality levels in Gulf boardrooms still 'bleak'

Thursday, 4 February 2016 1:41 PM

HR firm Mercer says a 'host of barriers' still exist in private sector across Middle East labour markets

Local TV presenter charged over road death, injuries in Dubai
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Local TV presenter charged over road death, injuries in Dubai

Thursday, 4 February 2016 11:24 AM

Sheikh Zayed Road accident in November resulted in death of company driver, injury to Syrian TV star

Saudi court commutes Palestinian poet's death sentence
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Saudi court commutes Palestinian poet's death sentence

Wednesday, 3 February 2016 5:21 PM

Ashraf Fayadh's lawyer says poet has been sentenced to jail and 800 lashes after apostasy conviction

Sheikh Mohammed says keen to appoint young minister
Politics & Economics»

Sheikh Mohammed says keen to appoint young minister

Wednesday, 3 February 2016 1:33 PM

Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE calls for nominations for person aged under 25 to become youth minister

Culture & Society»

Swedish road signs warn against smartphone usage

Wednesday, 3 February 2016 12:50 PM

A road sign warning against pedestrians focusing on their smartphones is pictured on February 2, 2016 near the old town in Stockholm.

StartUp»

Anjez in Abu Dhabi

Tuesday, 2 February 2016 12:43 PM

Anjez – ‘achieve’ in Arabic – in Abu Dhabi is a series of four TED-style talks per year featuring Emirati entrepreneurs who took a non-traditional career path. In January 2016, Manar Al Hinai, the founder of Anjez in Abu Dhabi, hosted an Anjez session with Alia Al Mazrouie, COO at Al Mazrui Holdings, and co-founder of JF Street Food.

Qatari court throws out guilty verdict for murder of British teacher
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Qatari court throws out guilty verdict for murder of British teacher

Tuesday, 2 February 2016 12:33 PM

New panel of judges to hear case against Badr Al Jabar, who was found guilty of murdering Lauren Patterson in 2014

Former UN chief to speak at invitation-only event in Dubai
StartUp»

Former UN chief to speak at invitation-only event in Dubai

Monday, 1 February 2016 3:33 PM

Kofi Annan, former secretary general of the United Nations, will address a group of entrepreneurs meeting in Dubai next month.

Qatar law said to threaten 12,000 Filipino expat jobs
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Qatar law said to threaten 12,000 Filipino expat jobs

Monday, 1 February 2016 1:52 PM

Officials from the Philippines' state education departments will meet with their Qatari counterparts to discuss the legislation

Dubai-based billionaire refuses to return to Australia to face court case
Banking & Finance»

Dubai-based billionaire refuses to return to Australia to face court case

Monday, 1 February 2016 1:52 PM

Pankaj and Radhika Oswal fled to Dubai in 2010 shortly before his company was placed in receivership

Culture & Society»

One of the world's oldest carnivals kicks off in Venice

Monday, 1 February 2016 12:23 PM

Revellers wearing elaborate masks and costumes take over the water city as they celebrate the 2016 edition of one of the world's oldest carnivals.


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