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World Economic Forum in Davos

Monday, 26 January 2015 12:46 PM

The WEF’s annual meeting convenes global leaders from across business, government, academia and civil society in Switzerland for strategic dialogues which map the key transformations reshaping the world.

Culture & Society»

India's Republic Day full dress rehearsal 2015

Monday, 26 January 2015 12:46 PM

India celebrates Republic Day on 26 January with US president Barack Obama as chief guest.

Politics & Economics»

US president Barack Obama in India

Monday, 26 January 2015 12:46 PM

President Obama meets Indian leaders at the start of a three-day visit aimed at consolidating ties between the world’s two largest democracies.

Lifestyle»

Palestinian singer Assaf visits Kuwait

Sunday, 25 January 2015 12:47 PM

Famous Palestinian singer Mohammed Assaf is in Kuwait to participate in the Hala February festival concerts.

Technology»

Apple’s rapid growth in China

Sunday, 25 January 2015 12:47 PM

Apple opens 14th Chinese mainland store in Hangzhou, in East China's Zhejiang province, since the company is experiencing its most rapid growth since it opened its first store in China in 2008. A report from UBS showed that strong demand for Apple's latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus smartphones had helped the Chinese market outsell the United States for the first time.

Politics & Economics»

World leaders pay tribute to late Saudi King Abdullah

Sunday, 25 January 2015 12:47 PM

World leaders have gathered in Saudi Arabia to pay tribute to King Abdullah, who passed away in the early morning of January 23, 2015, praising the late monarch as a key mediator between Muslims and the West.

Culture & Society»

In Pics: Dubai’s Ras al-Khor Wildlife Sanctuary

Sunday, 25 January 2015 12:47 PM

The Ras al-Khor Wildlife Sanctuary on the outskirts of Dubai is the city’s only desert wetland. It occupies about 2.4 square miles on the banks of Dubai Creek and comprises of mudflats, lagoons, pools, and mangroves.

Politics & Economics»

US-Cuba diplomatic ties restored

Thursday, 22 January 2015 1:00 PM

The start of the historic two-days talks between the US and Cuba at the Palacio de las Convenciones de La Habana on January 21, 2015 in Havana, Cuba, marks the end of more than 50 years of Cold War-era hostility between the two countries.

Politics & Economics»

Kuwait hosts hydrocarbons strategy forum

Thursday, 22 January 2015 1:00 PM

At a forum on emerging trends in hydrocarbon production and use in the region in Kuwait City on January 21, 2015, Iraqi Oil Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said oil prices were unlikely to fall further after a plunge of nearly 60 percent since June 2014.

Politics & Economics»

WEF Davos summit begins

Thursday, 22 January 2015 1:00 PM

The world's political and business elite gathered for their annual meeting in the Swiss ski resort of Davos on January 21, but global business leaders are very downbeat on the potential for economic growth in 2015, a closely watched survey said, bringing a gloomy start to the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Travel»

Revealed: 25 best hotels in the world 2015

Thursday, 22 January 2015 9:41 AM

Tripadvisor's Travelers' Choice Awards are based on reviews left by millions of users, and the final selection includes two properties from the Gulf

Construction»

In pictures: Zaha Hadid designs for new Bee'ah HQ

Wednesday, 21 January 2015 12:55 PM

Famed architect pens headquarters designs for Sharjah-based waste management and sustainability company

Technology»

Tokyo: World's first press conference with only humanoids and robots

Wednesday, 21 January 2015 12:55 PM

A press conference with only the sociable robots, 'CommU' and 'Sota', and hosted by only the robot science communicator Otonaroid and the robot anchor Kodomoroid, was held at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Technology (Miraikan) on January 20, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan.

Travel & Hospitality»

Hotel de Paris in Monte Carlo auctions off part of its history

Wednesday, 21 January 2015 12:55 PM

As part of the Hotel de Paris’s renovation project, from 25 to 30 January 2015, Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer will auction off part of the establishment’s furniture. The hotel opened in 1863 and is scheduled to close at the end of January 2015 so that an extensive four-year restoration and renovation can be completed.

Transport»

Solar Impulse 2 plane on display in Abu Dhabi

Wednesday, 21 January 2015 12:55 PM

On the sidelines of the eighth edition of the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi, The Solar Impulse 2, the first solar-powered plane to be able to fly for several days and nights, has been put on display at Abu Dhabi airport on January 20, 2015. The plane is set to embark on a landmark round-the-world flight using nothing but the sun's energy to power it. Its route will begin in the Emirate and include stops in Oman, India, China, Hawaii and New York. It will take around 25 days of total flying time.


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