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UAE's du faces “some redundancies” in restructuring

“Name of the game is efficiency” says UAE telco CEO Osman Sultan

Etihad Airways 2012 profit surges 200%

Abu Dhabi-based carrier reported net profits of US$42m as passengers increased

Dubai gov't halts foreclosed auctions

Private auctioneer Emirates Auction will auction repossessed properties says head of auction dept

India to end Iran euro payments

India will cease 18-month old payment process for crude imports through Turkish bank

Dubai's Mashreq Q4 profit jumps

Emirate's second largest bank makes profit of US$108.9m on lower provisions

Abu Dhabi’s Aldar sees 2012 profits up 109%

Emirate's largest real estate firm posts US$364.8m on back of increased sales

Aramex reports 15% increase in Q4 profit

Middle East's largest courier firm reports net profit of US$17.9m in quarter

BlackBerry faces obstacles in India, Indonesia

Handset maker must quickly launch cheaper phones to woo lower-end subscribers

Oman Air expands fleet

Additional aircraft will help airline increase flights to India and Pakistan

MidEast centralised air traffic control system is “a must”

Aerospace congestion is the biggest threat to growth in the sector – Dubai Civil Aviation Authority

Gold crawls up but economic recovery hopes limit gains

Trading interest in the Chinese market is expected to wind down this week

Brent steadies above $116 on Middle East worries

Oil price stays steady near a more than four-month high, modest global uptick forecast


Should Emaar and Nakheel work together?

The long-stalled Dubai Waterfront could be a win/win situation for both Dubai developers


At least 16 killed as police HQ attacked in Kirkuk

The suicide car bomb during morning rush hour was quickly followed by an assault by grenade-throwing gunmen and killed 30 people

2013 Tour of Qatar

Stage one of the 2013 Tour of Qatar from Katara Cultural Village to Dukhan Beach on February 3, 2013 in Doha, Qatar

Israeli army raids West Bank town

Operation carried out to arrest Palestinian militants in the West Bank city of Jenin on February 3, 2013

Baltimore Ravens defeat San Francisco 49ers to win Super Bowl

Ravens won 34-31 against the San Francisco 49ers during Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome


Fearless French 'Spiderman' Alain Robert scales tower block in Cuba

France's Alain Robert, known as "Spiderman" for free-climbing the world's tallest buildings, practises for his climb up a historic Havana hotel

Police brutality sparks anger in Egypt

A man that was stripped naked and beaten while cameras were rolling is now at the centre of a police brutality probe in Egypt

Dozens killed in attack on Kirkuk police

At least 30 people have been killed after an attack on a police headquarters in Iraq

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Dubai airline refuses to allow blind passenger's guide dog in cabin
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Seeing eye dogs are NEVER EVER separated from the master.
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