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Dubai unveils sculptures as part of Expo 2020 awareness campaign

Sunday, 1 March 2015 11:54 AM

The 21 pieces of art will be erected around the UAE this week as part of a public awareness campaign for Expo 2020 Dubai, entitled ‘For Everyone’

Technology»

Japan’s robot industry

Thursday, 26 February 2015 12:28 PM

One of the pillars of the new growth strategy of Japan’s robot industry, which was unveiled by the government in June 2014, is a “robot-driven industrial revolution.” Japan is expected to formulate a five-year action plan on specific ways to utilise robots.

Politics & Economics»

Steady growth of Singapore’s economy

Thursday, 26 February 2015 12:28 PM

According to the latest data, Singapore’s economy grew more than initially estimated – gross domestic product grew 4.9 percent in the first three months 0f 2015.

Sport»

Tennis stars celebrate in Dubai

Thursday, 26 February 2015 12:27 PM

The world’s best players took some time out for fun and relaxation during the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships at the ATP Players’ Party

Travel»

Dubai's Jumeirah Beach Hotel launches new beach venue

Thursday, 26 February 2015 12:25 PM

Cove Beach Restaurant and Lounge serves Italian and French cuisine and consists of a gourmet restaurant, Rosé Bar, and Sea Lounge

Politics & Economics»

Saudi Arabia’s shield from ISIL

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 12:53 PM

Inaugurated last September, the double-fence system and its complementary high-tech surveillance tools have become a front line for the kingdom trying to protect itself from ISIL extremists who have seized parts of Iraq and Syria.

Culture & Society»

Prince William bestows honours

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 12:53 PM

At an investiture ceremony held at Buckingham Palace on Monday, the Duke of Cambridge Prince William awarded CBEs for various achievements including for services to entrepreneurship and charity.

Politics & Economics»

Qatari Emir meets Obama in the Oval Office

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 12:53 PM

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani met with the US president Barack in the Oval Office of White House in Washington, DC, February 24, 2015. The two leaders expressed commitment to defeating Islamic State, and also discussed the unrest in Yemen and Libya.

Travel»

Revealed: Top 10 beaches voted the best in the Middle East on Tripadvisor

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 12:53 PM

The stretches of sand across the region rated the best in the Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice Awards

Politics & Economics»

In pics: IDEX 2015 in Abu Dhabi

Tuesday, 24 February 2015 1:03 PM

More than 150 firms from 55 countries are attending International Defence Exhibition and Conference (Idex) 2015, which was officially inaugurated by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. During the five day event held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (Adnec), the companies are expecting to bag lucrative deals.

Politics & Economics»

US defence chief travels to Middle East

Tuesday, 24 February 2015 1:03 PM

The United States is considering slowing a planned withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan to ensure that 'progress sticks' after more than a decade of war, new Defense Secretary Ash Carter said during an unannounced visit to Kabul on Saturday.

Culture & Society»

Palestinian refugee camps in snow

Tuesday, 24 February 2015 1:03 PM

Snow blanketed much of Jordan and Lebanon, with many residents urged to stay in their homes because of blocked or icy roads. The homes of many Palestinians were destroyed during the last year's 50-day war between Israel and Hamas-led militants.

Politics & Economics»

Palestinian president Abbas visits Saudi Arabia

Tuesday, 24 February 2015 1:03 PM

During an official visit of Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Monday, the new King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud affirmed the kingdom’s fixed position in support of the Palestinian issue and the Palestinian people’s right to establish their own independent state.

Style»

Designer Rami Al Ali unveils his 2015 bridal collection in Dubai

Tuesday, 24 February 2015 11:22 AM

Collection consists of seven-pieces, made in a palette of off-white, beige, and champagne

Politics & Economics»

Reaction as euro zone gives Greece four-month extension

Monday, 23 February 2015 12:51 PM

Greece obtained a provisional deal from euro area finance ministers intended to keep aid flowing to the country in return for oversight on fiscal measures.


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