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Politics & Economics»

UN Gaza agency forced to suspend aid to refugees

Thursday, 29 January 2015 12:51 PM

A shortfall in funding has forced the UN agency in Gaza (UNWRA) to suspend aid to tens of thousands of Palestinians for repairs to homes damaged in the conflict last summer.

Technology»

Apple's record profit: five numbers you need to know

Thursday, 29 January 2015 12:51 PM

Apple Inc has announced the biggest profit ever reported by a public company - a net figure of $18 billion (15.9 billion euros) for its first fiscal quarter.

StartUp»

US start-up’s new tech solution for energy savings

Thursday, 29 January 2015 12:51 PM

A Boston company has come up with a new and efficient way for homeowners to save money on energy costs, a timely innovation given the impact of this week's snow storms in the northeast US.

Sport»

Football annual transfers break $4bn barrier

Thursday, 29 January 2015 12:51 PM

Football's world governing body FIFA has announced that global annual transfer spending has broken the $4bn mark for the first time.Fifa revealed that in 2014, $4.1bn were spent, including around $90m from Real Madrid for James Rodriguez. That’s a total increase of 2.1 per cent from 2013.

Politics & Economics»

Family of Jordanian pilot urges ISIL prisoner swap for his release

Thursday, 29 January 2015 12:51 PM

Hundreds of people join the relatives of a Jordanian pilot held hostage by ISIL to urge their government to meet the demands of the militants.

StartUp»

Entrepreneur Rising Workshop 2014

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 12:58 PM

In partnership with Mompreneurs, the Impact Hub Dubai, is launching the next round of Entrepreneur Rising on 4 February, 2015. Over the eight sessions participants will learn the tools and resources to ramp up their business. Each session is designed such that participants walk away with practical tools and strategic contacts for the direct growth of their business. At the end of the program participants may pitch their businesses to a panel of judges and an open audience in an optional pitch competition. The Impact Hub Dubai (www.impacthub.ae) is part of a global entrepreneur network which has 50+ locations and a network of 8,000 ‘Hubsters’. It was founded in 2014 and is the first in the Arab world.

Lifestyle»

Luxor Film Festival honours Arab and French cinema

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 12:58 PM

The third edition of the Luxor Egyptian and European Film Festival is underway. Screened at the opening ceremony, 'The Loves of Pharaoh'by legendary German film-maker Ernst Lubitsch, was recently restored after having been lost for decades.

Transport»

Airlines stop flights to Baghdad after shooting

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 12:58 PM

Iraq's government says the shooting of a plane at Baghdad international airport was an accident. The minister of transport said an army training exercise went wrong. Six Airlines have suspended flights to Baghdad.

Politics & Economics»

Obama first US president to attend India National Day parade

Tuesday, 27 January 2015 12:37 PM

India's annual National Day parade has been attended by an American president for the first time.

Arts»

Unusual art reviving Australian city's economy

Tuesday, 27 January 2015 12:37 PM

A professional gambler in Australia seems to have beaten the odds. Four years ago he opened an unusual art museum in the country's smallest state, Tasmania.

Politics & Economics»

Egyptians make history in 18 days

Tuesday, 27 January 2015 12:36 PM

Egyptians brought an end to the Mubarak government in just 18 days, but the four years since then have been chaotic.

Politics & Economics»

Did Egypt’s army manipulate the revolution?

Monday, 26 January 2015 12:46 PM

Four years after the uprising, the military is seen as the only beneficiary of the revolt by Egyptians.

Healthcare»

Global health expert discusses WHO shortcomings

Monday, 26 January 2015 12:46 PM

Charles Clift, a global health security analyst at Chatham House, discusses the shortcomings of the UN body.

Energy»

Falling oil prices: not all bad news

Monday, 26 January 2015 12:46 PM

With dropping oil prices, some countries can heave a sigh of relief after years of surging costs.

Politics & Economics»

Yemen president quits amid worsening crisis

Sunday, 25 January 2015 12:41 PM

There are signs that Yemen is falling deeper into turmoil - just hours after the President stepped down.


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