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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

OPINIONS »

Is the equities boom back on?

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

PHOTOS »

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

VIDEOS »

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

Latest Reader Comments

UAE exempts residential property sales, rental income from VAT
SURENDER MOTIANI : I must appreciate govt move to exempt vat for buying and renting.
it will keep great trust to investment.
I salute to government for correct positive thinking. ...
OMAN/INDIA - Tuesday, 28 March 2017 8:56 AM

Great escape? The UAE expat's dilemma
Exiledsaint : The Dubai economy needs serious re-balancing but there is little appetite to do exactly that. Expats and Nationals have become dependent on each other, probably even more so the Nationals. If they cannot attract enough expats and too many are leaving then that permeates through the whole economy and...
Qatar - Tuesday, 28 March 2017 8:55 AM

Rain leads to 1,500 accidents over the weekend in Dubai
savio : Just math maybe will work better for those people driving land cruiser, 4x4 , pajero with tinted window at 120km/h on SZR 2 meters away from your bumper dry or wet road!!!
At 90km/h a car need 78 meters to stop on a dry surface and 87 on a wet one... At 120km/h the same car will need 104 meters ...
dubai - Tuesday, 28 March 2017 8:55 AM

Xanadu acquires 2 million square feet of Dubai Lagoon from Schon
Aly : I have recently invested in Dubai lagoon but after watching so many negative news and bad experiences faced by investors i am losing confidence in this project. Can anyone update on this ?...
dubai - Monday, 27 March 2017 12:51 PM

Welcome to the life of one of the UAE’s defence and real estate moguls
Fentoni : Good post John! Trump inherited an economy in great shape with an administration respected, if not liked by the rest of the free world with a population that has a record low uninsured rate as far as health insurance. Within 65 days he's basically seen as a dangerous joke within western democracies,...
UAE - Monday, 27 March 2017 12:53 PM

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FEATURES & ANALYSIS »

Trevor Hill interview: Audi in the Middle East

Audi's Middle East on why he wants to make it the top luxury car brand in the Gulf

Lockheed Martin interview: Charles W. Moore

Lockheed Martin CEO on Gulf countries efforts to boost their military arsenal

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