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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

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

Rain leads to 1,500 accidents over the weekend in Dubai
Vinny : It's not the bad weather that causes accidents, its the uncaring, selfish (I don't care about anything or anyone except me and mine) heartless people who cause them, and in doing so kill and maim innocent people. Please Dubai authorities, take action and get these people off the road forever....
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

Western colonisation has skewed Islamic laws, says scholar
Jash : If she is serious about the claim that Western colonisation has skewed Islamic laws, she should offer proof and examples. ...
USA - Monday, 27 March 2017 8:26 AM

Iran denies harassing US warships in Gulf, warns of clashes
john : Iran has been up to this behavior for years and most incidents remain relatively unreported; possibly to defuse political tensions with the GCC and western countries.
However the Revolutionary Guards do not take their orders from the President and occasionally ignore the 'guidance' of the Spirit...
uae - Sunday, 26 March 2017 5:41 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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