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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

Latest Reader Comments

US says may pull out all troops as Afghan leader holds up deal
Ron : It's quite evident that this man is just toying around with the future of his country. He does not care and that is evident by his comments made to the Loya Jirga chief representative at the conclusion of the Jirga. This is self-centered politics at its very best! ...
United States - Thursday, 17 April 2014 5:47 PM

70% of Arabs call for more film and TV censorship
Telcoguy : Maybe they watch it just to know how indignant they should be when discussing the program with theirfriends?

Anyhow you have pointed the main flaw in the poll, a typical example, when asked which magazines they read people will answer with a list of high-end ones, when you check their tras...
UAE - Thursday, 17 April 2014 3:52 PM

What will happen next to Dubai's property market?
Dusty : Does the Expo mean a boom in property prices? Quote from the New York times on the Expo in Milan:

"No one expects Expo 2015 to influence residential prices, but there is a general belief that the event will be a fitting celebration of recent city improvements"....

How many pe...
UAE - Thursday, 17 April 2014 5:46 PM

Surging rents "a very real concern" for Dubai tenants - report
stephen : Wonderfully perspicacious of these sages!

Prices are rising so we think there will be a flight to affordability and the rising cost of living is starting to become a real concern for residents.

Brilliant. What next? "Summer has arrived, we think it may get hot!"

These ch...
UAE - Thursday, 17 April 2014 5:45 PM

UAE father who whipped son to death wins appeal
RAH : This is shocking!

There are two versus in the Quran where God specifically forbade us from killing others (with exceptions such as at war or to protect yourself and/or your family from being imminently killed by an intruder). And of course killing a fellow Muslim, as this father did, is abs...
Kuwait - Thursday, 17 April 2014 5:01 PM




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