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EXCLUSIVE: Dubai's small developers join service fees crackdown

Owners associations begin reissuing access cards in bid to block residents with outstanding fees

Tiger Woods "not worth" $3m fee - Qatar golf boss

Former world No.1 had been invited to appear at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters

Saudis behead Sri Lankan housemaid for infant killing

Colombo gov't appealed against death penalty upheld by Supreme Court in 2010

UAE SIM re-registration deadline looms

Mobile users have until January 17 to register their SIM cards or risk disconnection

Qatar Airways first airline to use new jet fuel

Flight to London used GTL (Gas-To-Liquids) Jet Fuel, developed with Qatar Petroleum and Shell

Lebanon's MEA buys ten Airbus A320neo planes

Carrier firms up preliminary deal to buy single aisle aircraft for US$1.05bn at current list prices

10,000 fake watches seized in Dubai raid

Raid part of ‘Operation Habibi’, Dubai Police’s crackdown on counterfeit goods

No Qatar deal for football star Beckham

Representatives of UK football star claim lucrative Qatari deal is not on cards

70-year old Saudi man divorces teen wife

Union sparked international condemnation over Saudi Arabia’s marriage laws

Brent inches up towards $112 as China data beats expectations

Brent crude futures up towards US$112 per barrel after Chinese trade numbers beat analysts' expectations

Gold hovers below $1,660/Oz; eyes on ECB

Gold was little changed on Thursday, with investors eying a key resistance level just above US$1,660 an ounce

Dana Gas at ten-month high; UAE markets extend gains

Dana Gas surges to ten-month high after a top shareholder backed plans to restructure US$920m debt


Can Dubai learn from the Hong Kong property boom?

Hong Kong’s housing market currently faces the sort of problems that Dubai did back in 2006-8


Mohammed Morsi meets Palestinian Authority president

Morsi was also set to meet with Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal, the rival of Fatah leader Abbas

Commuter ferry accident in Lower Manhattan injures a dozen people

About 50 people were injured in the accident, which left a large gash on the front side of the Seastreak ferry at Pier 11

Activists attend pro-gun rally at Colorado state capitol

Lawmakers are calling for tougher gun legislation after recent mass shootings at an Aurora, Colorado movie theater and at Sandy Hook Elementary School


Pakistani envoy summoned over Kashmir clash

India has conveyed its "deepest concern and protest" to Pakistan's high commissioner in New Delhi over the alleged killing of two Indian soldiers

Cricket bat thrown during Shane Warne and Marlon Samuels clash

Shane Warne has received a one game ban after bat throwing clash with Marlon Samuels during a Twenty20 game in Australia

Referee attacked in football brawl in Chile

A referee and his assistant are attacked during a brawl which broke out at a football match in Chile

Nusra Front sees Islamic state in Syria

Al Jazeera has obtained rare access to rebel fighters of the Nusra Front

Latest Reader Comments

$367bn of MidEast GDP at risk from manmade, natural threats
Peter Cooper : This report is nonsense, just jibberish about the unpredictable events that may or may not happen, and to try to put a monetary value on them is therefore impossible. The biggest risk to the Middle East is an oil price fall - like the one of the last year - and this is not even mentioned!!...
United Arab Emirates - Friday, 4 September 2015 9:33 AM

Classified ads website dubizzle rebrands outside the UAE
i agree : They definitely need to start charging for property ads as well. This will help to weed out the fraudulent properties and agents. ...
UAE - Friday, 4 September 2015 9:32 AM

Emaar to defy Dubai property price slide with Creekside 18 launch
Red Snappa : While Emaar prevailed during the last property market slump in 2010 due to their reputation as a 'class act', a lot more property has been delivered since that point, and you cannot counteract the general malaise of steadily declining property prices with a single development.

This time rou...
Ireland - Friday, 4 September 2015 1:34 AM

Gulf cities like Dubai, Doha are unprepared for the growing threat of tropical cyclones, says study
Sam : I guess, this is the handiwork of people who do not have relevant projects at their institutions to research on. Statements like Once in 10K years, once in 5K years - what are we talking about? This in-fact only creates panic among people, who otherwise would have lived their time out with out much ...
India - Thursday, 3 September 2015 6:20 PM

UCL Qatar admits paying less to female staff
leo50 : interesting to note that you obviously don't appreciate the importance of freedom of speech. Appreciate the novel advice on leaving if you don't like it. Must try not to forget that.
UAE - Thursday, 3 September 2015 4:46 PM




REVEALED: The UAE's 50 biggest companies

Arabian Business counts down the Gulf state's largest companies by market capitalisation


Research In Motion interview: Andrew MacLeod

RIM’s latest version of its BlackBerry smartphone marks the Canadian manufacturer’s make or break moment

Saudi Arabia's $220bn spending spree

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

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