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Nakheel impounds children’s toys on Palm Jumeirah

Debt ridden Dubai developer confiscates bicycles, strollers and games

UAE SIMs must be re-registered with every new visa

Etisalat also confirms final re-register deadline for SIMs is January 17 2014

UAE announces Milad Al Nabi holiday

All private and public sector employees will be granted paid leave on Jan 24

EXCLUSIVE: euro will survive, says Siemens CEO

Head of Europe's biggest engineering conglomerate also supports Angela Merkel's policies

US, others ground Dreamliner indefinitely

Europe, Japan and India on Thursday joined the United States in grounding Boeing's 787

Freedom in MidEast up post Arab Spring - report

Libya and Tunisia register increases in freedom, while Gulf states seen as more repressive

Saudis will give $100m to Palestinians

Gulf state will provide cash to gov't in Israel-occupied West Bank to help budget crisis

Qatar's Virgin Health Bank eyes GCC expansion

Firm in talks with several countries to introduce public cord banks to store stem cells

Half of new Qatar port projects to go to local firms

US$7.5bn port should be completed by 2030, with first construction phase operational by 2016

Oman's Bank Muscat Q4 net profit rises 15.1%

The bank made a quarterly net profit of US$90.9m in the three months to December 31

Work on three Qatar metro stations to start soon

US$138m has been allocated for taking over land from private owners for project

Egypt's NSGB may gain as Qatar bank says deal still on

Shares in National Societe Generale Bank may react positively to comments from Qatar National Bank

Brent slips on demand view, but stays above $109 on Algeria attack

Brent futures slipped on Thursday as concerns about a weakening global economic outlook revived demand worries

Gold flat; platinum snaps seven-day rally

Spot gold was flat at US$1,678.64 an ounce by 0305 GMT, trapped in a tight range of about US$2

OPINIONS »

The scandal of UAE school fees

Anil Bhoyrul argues that UAE schools are earning thousands of dollars for doing absolutely nothing

PHOTOS »

Japan grounds Dreamliner after emergency landing

Japan's two biggest airlines on January 16 grounded all their Dreamliners in the most serious blow yet to Boeing's troubled next-generation model

Female models strut their stuff at Oman Fashion Week

A collection of dresses by designers from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Oman were showcased at the event

Hollywood actress visits Syrian refugees

Mia Farrow was on a two day visit to Lebanon, meeting Syrian refugees

Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship - Preview

Highlights of the pro-am event prior to the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

VIDEOS »

US grounds Dreamliner fleet for safety checks

The United States has grounded its fleet of Boeing Dreamliners, as have aviation regulators in Europe, India and Japan

World's largest snowball fight in Seattle

Around 6,000 people take part in the world's largest snowball fight in Seattle, breaking the record held by the Republic of Korea

London helicopter crash claims lives

Two people have been killed in a helicopter crash in central London

London helicopter crash: Dramatic video from the site

Dramatic amateur video is captured at the site where a helicopter crashed in Vauxhall, central London

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Seven killed in Dubai road crash
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Trump's Saudi trip had all the markings of a traditional Arab wedding
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Souq mentality: how good is the deal?
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It's time for restaurants to stop shaming smokers
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