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Qatar Airways chief dismisses 787 safety fears

CEO Akbar Al Baker says reported incidents on new Boeing plane are 'teething problems'

Bahrain's Investcorp inks $120m deal for US properties

Bahrain investment firm acquires 16 office properties in Houston and Chicago areas

Abu Dhabi's TAQA signs US wind power project deal

Abu Dhabi National Energy Company acquires 50% stake in Minnesota wind power project

France, UAE still in talks on Rafale deal - source

Negotiations over potential sale of 60 jets were backed by former President Sarkozy

Dubai launches drive to develop Islamic business

Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed announces plan to attract fresh investment to emirate

New boss hired to run Jumeirah restaurants

Former Rosewood Hotels chief Austrian Gert F Kopera appointed to head restaurants unit

Emirates NBD unit plans $408m rights issue

Islamic unit of Dubai's largest bank intends to begin rights issue later this month

MidEast airlines post 10.5% growth in November

Region's carriers also report world-beating 16% growth in cargo traffic, says IATA

Qatar SMEs face barriers to 2022 projects

Enterprise Qatar says more needs to be done to help small companies win contracts

UAE cell tied to Al Qaeda - Dubai police chief

Detained members of suspected militant cell had ties to Al Qaeda in Yemen - Dahi Khalfan

Burj Khalifa to host water, fire & light extravaganza

Water, Fire & Light will incorporate elements of show used to bring in the new year

Iraq approves oil deal with Kuwait-led group

Iraq's oil ministry plans to sign final deal with group led by Kuwait Energy on Jan 27

Qatar eyes $32m deal for David Beckham - report

Football star David Beckham could be offered bumper deal to head to Gulf

UAE oil production hits 2.6m bpd in December

Oil minister says he hopes production will increase to 3m bpd at some point in 2013

Qatar Airways studies stake in Czech Airlines

Gulf airline had said was interested in carrier's privatisation, but talks yet to begin

Dana Gas shareholder backs restructuring deal

Largest shareholder Crescent Petroleum says terms of $920m debt deal are fair

Etihad Airways posts new daily record for passengers

Abu Dhabi carrier says it lifted 33,802 passengers on Jan 5 to set new milestone

OPINIONS »

A New Year should be a new start for Nakheel

The man at the top of indebted Nakheel’s tree ended 2012 with a fair bit of rattle and hum

PHOTOS »

UAE's new expat mortgage law: the facts so far

Opinion is split on what the 50 percent home loan cap will mean for the property market

Consumer electronics show highlights newest technology

CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs through January 11 and is expected to feature 3,100 exhibitors

Qatari Prime Minister visits Egypt

Qatar said it will increase its financial aid to Egypt by $2.5 billion to a total of $5 billion

Exhibits from Bonhams Islamic art exhibition on display

The private collection of Islamic Art is due to be exhibited from January 8 - 13th at Bonham's in Edinburgh

VIDEOS »

Boeing faces nightmare over Dreamliner

Shares in the aircraft manufacturer, Boeing, have fallen after a 787 Dreamliner suffered a fuel leak

Astronauts suffer depression in simulated Mars mission

The first results to emerge from a simulated Mars mission have revealed some of the crew experienced depression

Twitter asked to reveal anti-Semitic users

A group of Jewish students in France is taking on one of the giants of the internet - Twitter

Elephant goes on rampage in Indian village

At least one person was injured after an elephant wreaked havoc in the west Midnapore district of India's eastern West Bengal state

Latest Reader Comments

Emirates confirms plan to introduce seat selection charge
SA1 : then why only seats?

this logic can be applied to luggage, meals, in-flight entertainment, and may be priority use of toilets.

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UAE - Sunday, 25 September 2016 1:17 PM

No growth in Central London house prices until 2019, say Savills
Boris : Interesting - don't agree with some of this report. ! We were on a Buy to Let property search in London (1 week) back 3 weeks ago. Prices in the sub GBP1M price range (SE London) are virtually same as pre-Brexit. Maybe more owner occupier buyers, but the market seems buoyant and bubbling away. There...
UAE - Sunday, 25 September 2016 1:17 PM

Italian lawyer said to sue Emirates over obese passenger
Mark Z : Wouldn't it be a good idea for airlines to have few seats adapted for Extra Duty Heavy passengers?

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Argentina - Sunday, 25 September 2016 1:16 PM

Entrepreneurs of the Week: Morrad Irsane and Sherene Lee, co-founders of Melltoo
Sharene Lee : @Telcoguy Thanks for the well wishes. Startups are constantly innovating as all good companies should. Business models evolve as well. What we care about is building a product that customers love and that alone is the key to a monopolistic business model....
UAE - Sunday, 25 September 2016 1:16 PM

Exclusive: UAE mulls ‘man-made mountain’ in bid to improve rainfall
Fentoni : Knowing Dubai if this crazy plan ever happened this is how it will work..... 1. They'll build the mountain to create more rain. 2. It will rain on the mountain. 3 Someone will have a bright idea to freeze the rain for skiing. 4. The rain isn't enough so they'll pump more water up the mountain to cr...
UAE - Sunday, 25 September 2016 1:11 PM

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EDITOR'S CHOICE »

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UAE's new expat mortgage law: the facts so far

Opinion is split on what the 50 percent home loan cap will mean for the property market

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Pearl-Qatar alcohol ban won't last - Gordon Ramsey

UK celebrity chef closed Maze restaurant after slump in sales following alcohol ban

FEATURES & ANALYSIS »

Saudi Arabia's $220bn spending spree

Yet another expansionary budget means that Saudi Arabia will keep on investing billions at home

Rezidor interview: Kurt Ritter

Ritter tells arabian business why he believes the Middle East may be the birthplace for the firm’s next big global push

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