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Dubai's Asian schools 'must do better'

Only two schools out of 26 were rated “outstanding” for 2011-2012 academic year

UAE developers in crackdown on property 'flippers'

Real estate firms and banks taking steps to prevent rapid on-sale of off-plan properties

Qatar puts $4.7bn London project on hold

Qatari Diar said to have postponed Chelsea Barracks over UK economy concerns

I don't employ spies - Qatar Airways boss

Akbar Al Baker defends heavy-handed approach to airline management

Wife of Syria's Assad pregnant - report

British born Asma Al Assad said to be expecting fourth child with dictator

Emirates to fly daily to Tokyo Haneda

Airline hopes to boost tourism and trade by adding new daily flight

Abu Dhabi hotel revenues rose 6% in 2012

More than 2.3m guests stayed in hotels in UAE capital last year, statistics show

DP World sees 2012 profit in-line with forecasts

Dubai port operator has recently disposed of stakes in some of its non-core assets

Abu Dhabi's TAQA seals $1.4bn Morocco finance deal

State-owned energy firm secures cash for expansion of Jorf Lasfar power plant

Gold near 2-1/2 week low as Fed meeting looms

Spot gold inched up 0.3 percent to US$1,659.51 an ounce, after four consecutive sessions of losses

Brent crude holds steady above $113 on positive US data

Brent crude edged up 8 cents to US$113.56 a barrel by 0238 GMT

Egypt's short-term investors seen cutting risks

Short-term investors in Egypt likely to cut more risk on Tuesday after protesters defied night-time curfew


Is the equities boom back on?

Investors are confident that Dubai's growth plans are realistic and achievable


Qatar Motor Show 2013

Some of the world’s top auto makers are exhibiting at this year’s event

Israeli forces bulldoze structures in East Jerusalem

Silwan is one of the tensest neighbourhoods in Israeli-annexed Arab east Jerusalem

Classic cars start the Monte Carlo rally from Scotland

Around 100 cars set off from The People’s Palace at Glasgow Green

French-led forces advance on Timbuktu

French-led troops were advancing on Mali's fabled desert city of Timbuktu on Sunday


Motorcyclist narrowly escapes death as truck overturns in China

Security camera footage released as a motorcyclist narrowly escapes being crushed as a truck overturns in eastern China

Iran successfully launches a monkey into space

A monkey has been sent into space onboard a Kavoshgar rocket as part of Iran's space programme

Egyptian protesters defy emergency law

Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of Egyptian cities of Port Said, Ismailiyah and Suez

Iranian students abroad feel sanctions pinch

Iranian students in the US and Canada says banks are closing their accounts amid sanctions

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Forgotten fees: the challenge of investing in Dubai property
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UAE President issues long-awaited decree on bankruptcy
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UAE - Tuesday, 25 October 2016 3:21 PM

Saudi Aramco staff resign over changes in allowances
Fentoni : Wow, resigning a steady job because of changes to allowances. I hope they checked that they can readily move into new abundant oil jobs in the GCC before they quit in disgust. ...
UAE - Tuesday, 25 October 2016 1:39 PM

UAE sees 33% slump in online jobs market in September
Zeek : I'm a recruiter and we get bombarded by the likes of Bayt, GuflTalent, Naukri, Monster Gulf to use their services, 7 emails from MonsterGulf yesterday in a space of two hours. And what's really cheeky a well known classified site has taken our year old jobs and posted them as new and we've been inun...
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Nakheel launches new $32m Palm restaurants complex
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