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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

Bahrain beats UAE to be named top MidEast expat destination
James : I lived in Bahrain in the 90's, and we loved it.

Glad to see, despite all the issues, it is still a recognised expat favourite....
uae - Sunday, 30 August 2015 9:28 AM

Egyptian court sentences 3 Al Jazeera journalists to prison
procan : Canada has asked Egypt to release him . It is in the hands of the Egyptian government. Mr. Fahmy has spent very little time in Canada perhap the US government could be more effective in getting his release and providing him with a new home....
canada - Sunday, 30 August 2015 9:28 AM

How to buy freehold property in Dubai
Rizwan A : I want to purchase property for personal leaving in UAE, and I do not have either resident or work visa of UAE. But I'm leaving about 8 years in Saudi Arabia. I can eligible to purchase any property in UAE or not. If so someone can help ...
Saudi Arabia - Sunday, 30 August 2015 9:29 AM

Qatar picked to host first Pakistan Super League
khalid : already pakistan cricket board is not earning money at all and one million us dollar don't you think is too much seeing the state of pakistan economy intact this money they should donate to poor and develop states like balouchisthan and pakistan occupied kashmir ...
uae - Saturday, 29 August 2015 12:30 PM

Where should you stick your cash right now? Probably under the bed
Paul King : Doug is correct......the only country on earth where people talk about an Expo still 5 years away......is Dubai. After moving back to the UK having spent 10 years in Dubai the Expo is clearly an overrated reason why Dubai's economy should expand.
Expo 2020 will be to blame for the mis-allocatio...
UK - Saturday, 29 August 2015 12:31 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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