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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 property prices said to fall up to $6,800 in past year
David Noomph : This does not even make sense. Property prices range from 15 million upwards on some of the locations mentioned and they have lost only AED25,000. That's healthy for the market, but the same has not been brought out....
UAE - Sunday, 29 May 2016 8:56 AM

Dubai real estate agents suspended, fined
Maz : I get hundreds of unsolicited real estate related SMSs a month! I'd love to report them to RERA to put a stop to it. How do I do this?...
UK - Thursday, 26 May 2016 3:59 PM

Government announces new visa system for UAE residents
Prem Satsangi : Before stamping visa on passport every resident needs insurance as per DHA guidelines.
Apply for EID & take health insurance then get stamped your visa.
30th June is deadline for all residents in Dubai.
...
Dubai UAE - Thursday, 26 May 2016 3:59 PM

Confusion over $16.5bn Makkah Metro project delays
Telcoguy : KSA is expected to run a 15% budget deficit of 98bn USD over a 750bn GDP, I do not think the UK is running such a deficit mind you.
We certainly do not have the same financial projections. May I suggest you take a look at brookings, for example?...
Spain - Thursday, 26 May 2016 4:01 PM

Gulf banks see more loan defaults as oil slump plays out
Mad : Banks are applying fines and penalties and charging people ruthlessly.. unsanctioned ... no one to stop them and protect the helpless employees and small businesses who are highly dependant on the leftovers of the large enterprises to survive....
UAE - Thursday, 26 May 2016 4:00 PM

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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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