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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

Dubai Sports City set to handover new luxury villa community
Victory Red : Indeed congratulations are due.

Can we now see the delivery of the schools, shopping precinct, tennis centre etc. that was promised as part of the Victory Heights masterplan?

The next set of townhouses I understand have replaced what was originally scheduled to be a school for the ...
UAE - Thursday, 25 August 2016 5:32 PM

Pure ambition: Saygin Yalcin, CEO of SellAnyCar.com
JophnA : Have used their service before, its quick. But get ready to be low balled big time.

The service is targeted toward people who need cash from a depreciating asset quickly. Basically, takes advantage of over leveraged individuals or people who need cash quickly before leaving the country....
Dubai - Thursday, 25 August 2016 5:32 PM

Large goods vehicles banned from Abu Dhabi island on weekday mornings
Wajih Al Selmie : I suggest the police coordinate with the Ministry of Education to delay the start of all schools , suggest 10:00 a.m. start, this will enhance the roads capacity to all road users including that for schools.
It is worth investigating, the scheme will save time and cost for necessary improvement/...
UAE - Thursday, 25 August 2016 5:33 PM

Who fears the lady in the burkini?
Vix : I think it is more to do with the general perception of what the dress is increasingly beginning to symbolize in the recent times, than the dress itself. Burkini wasn't evoking such strong sentiments sometime ago, people didn't have strong reactions as they have now, for obvious reasons. If the lo...
Canada - Thursday, 25 August 2016 3:05 PM

VAT in Bahrain could result in $568m windfall, says IMF
Karim Mansouri : The IMF is a part of the Rothschild Rockefeller Bilderberg group that control America, Israel, and the EU. The IMF is a tool to control countries that are not aware of the dangers that the Rothschild group brings to countries. Bahrain would have sacrificed some of their sovereignty to secure the I...
Bahrain - Thursday, 25 August 2016 12:54 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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