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Dubai stock exchange closes at 34-month high

So-called "smart money" from foreign investors into economic recovery pushes index higher

Cairo hotel tweets SOS after gunmen siege

Intercontinental in Egyptian capital was stormed by armed gunmen early Tuesday

Syrian refugees top 700,000; UN struggling to cope

Revolt against President Bashar al-Assad has lasted for almost two years

UAE's NBAD quarterly profit tops estimates

Gulf state's largest lender posts 55 percent rise in Q4 profit to US$305.2m

Land prices crimp Bahrain's low-cost homes plan

Gov't plans may need to be altered to better reflect demand, says CBRE

Saudi schools close after minimum pay rule

Private schools in Jeddah shut down due to gov't's Saudi teacher salary increase

UAE's Julphar to launch $9.6m plant in Ethiopia

Pharmaceuticals giant to open first overseas plant next week; Saudi Arabia, Algeria to follow

Mubadala to launch $2bn refinancing

Abu Dhabi investment vehicle to launch revolving credit facility next week

Investcorp eyeing Italy luxury brands

Bahraini private equity firm says it is looking at "well-known" Italian brands

TAQA's Canada unit lays off 5% of staff

Abu Dhabi-owned energy giant makes 50 of 950 employees in Canada redundant

Kuwait awards $487m port contract

State oil company hands deal to build small port to Turkey's STFA

Iraq approves Baghdad free zone

New free zone hoped to promote local economy

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

French-led forces advance on Timbuktu

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

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

VIDEOS »

Is this the greatest image on earth?

It is arguably the greatest image on earth - a 360 degree panoramic view from the very top of the world's tallest tower

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

Emirati graduates say they expect $7,350 monthly salary in first job
survivor : @telcoguy - actually, banks - (both local and foreign) in the country have been forced to hire them for decades now, with a salary higher than an experienced expat. ...
UAE - Thursday, 29 September 2016 1:16 PM

Expat citizenship could help solve Dubai's economic challenge
Joanna Davies : Why would one want citizenship.. Countries back home are booming and there are more financial opportunities back home.
Remember we are here in UAE , to make money, spend some and repatriate most of it..The government has made it clear , and we should not harbour any misconceptions ...
uae - Thursday, 29 September 2016 1:16 PM

Saudi's Muslim World League voices 'deep concern' over new 9/11 law
WHJ : @Telco. Well, of course there is. You can begin by learning to write reasonably logical comments.
Take your other comment as an example. Oil constitutes around 5% only of Dubai's GDP and yet you still think Dubai's economy is oil dependent......
UAE - Thursday, 29 September 2016 1:31 PM

Exclusive: UAE mulls ‘man-made mountain’ in bid to improve rainfall
Telcoguy : @WHJ, I think your claims are more of a mocking than anything else Fenton could say. I am still wondering if you are real or some kind of Cobelrtesque character because you have made claims so outrageous and out of place that would fit perfectly in his old program.

I am waiting for you to a...
Spain - Thursday, 29 September 2016 1:32 PM

Italian lawyer said to sue Emirates over obese passenger
Joe : When will people wake up and realise that obesity is a gigantic problem, not just in the UAE and GCC, but in almost every developed country on the planet?

We are (on average) so fat that it is having a negative impact on helath - fatter than we have ever been before in history - and getting...
UK - Thursday, 29 September 2016 1:12 PM

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REVEALED: Top 50 banks in the GCC

Gulf’s 50 biggest banks have a combined market cap of more than US$249bn

FEATURES & ANALYSIS »

What next for Boeing and the Dreamliner?

What does the grounding of the 787 mean for the $24.2bln fleets of Middle Eastern carriers?

Talal Al Zain interview: PineBridge Investments

Talal Al Zain has been chosen by PineBridge to take the firm into the Middle East

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