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Dubai ruler unveils $1.6bn island project

Bluewaters Island project off JBR coast will include world's largest Ferris wheel

UAE rejects easing of foreign ownership rules

Gov't body rejects draft legislation, citing security fears and threats to local business

Saudi sergeant denies raping boy in Las Vegas

Air force pilot pleads not guilty over raping 13-year old on New Year's Eve

Dubai one of world's romance capitals - survey

Brit couples in mood for love heading for glitzy Gulf emirate for Valentine's weekend

Dubai contractor HLG owes shareholder $1.1bn

Habtoor Leighton Group owes cash to Australian minority shareholder Leighton

Emirates launches live TV on-board

BBC World News and live sports among streaming entertainment now offered

Kuwaitis acquitted over insulting tweets

Five men acquitted of insulting country's emir over online social network

MidEast rapidly losing freshwater - study

Freshwater supplies are drying up with groundwater pumping largely to blame

Saudi-owned Nile Air to expand Gulf network

Cairo-based carrier will launch flights from Alexandria to Kuwait

Dubai's Drake & Scull Q4 net profit beats view

Contractor posts profit of US$12.5m as projects in Saudi gain momentum

Teachers, schools threaten to sue Saudi gov't

Private schools threaten legal action over snap decision to impose minimum wages

Bahrain's Alba 2012 profit slumps 54%

Aluminium smelter sees profit dwindle to US$256m for year on lower prices

Dubai's island plans may support bourse; nears resistance

Dubai's benchmark, up 17.3 percent so far this year, closed at 1,903 points on Wednesday


Rags to riches: richest Indians in the gulf

From humble beginnings to fully-fledged business empires, the region's riches Indians are an inspiration


Palestinian students clash with Israeli security forces

Clashes follow demonstration in support of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli jails

Manhunt for former LA cop leads back to big bear lake

Christopher Dorner barricaded himself in a cabin near Big Bear, California which later caught fire

Anti North Korea protest continues in Seoul

South Korean conservative protesters participate in a rally a day after North Korea announced they have conducted a third nuclear test

14 killed in blast at Syria-Turkey border

A vehicle exploded on February 11 in the buffer zone between Turkey and Syria. Fourteen people died in the blast


Israel admits it held Australian 'Prisoner X'

The Israeli government has confirmed for the first time that the so-called Prisoner X did exist

Could the next pope come from Africa?

Pope Benedict's decision to step down has led to a debate about whether the next leader of the Catholic church should come from Africa

Ape woman laid to rest in Mexico hometown

Known as ape woman, due to a rare condition that covered her body in thick hair, Julia Pastrana, is buried 150 years after her death

Hula hooping Guinness world record broken in Thailand

The world record for the most people hula hooping at any one time has been broken in Thailand

Latest Reader Comments

Marriott deal approval doubles hotel giant's business in Middle East and Africa
Ken S Khan, CHA : Marriott and the Starwood merger is certainly a giant and bold move in the hospitality industry. Congratulations' Mr. Bill Marriott and Arne Sorenson. I had worked with both great companies....
Canada - Saturday, 24 September 2016 10:32 AM

Bahrain beats the UAE to be named top MidEast expat destination
Jonathon Powell : I agree 100% Our time in Bahrain 1977-78 and 1998-2000 were the happiest in the Gulf. Dubai and Abu Dhabi also came close. Kuwait.............well what can I say!...
Wales - Saturday, 24 September 2016 10:32 AM

Saudi Arabia to remove subsidies for 7 services
Anonymous : Disgraceful move by the state to implement Umrah Visa fees of SAR2000, impacted many worshippers as they will be restricted from performing act of worship, and turn the religion matters in to business, no decency. They did not even have a single bit of shame to even think about imposing fees on pilg...
Europe - Saturday, 24 September 2016 10:32 AM

Entrepreneurs of the Week: Morrad Irsane and Sherene Lee, co-founders of Melltoo
Telcoguy : @Fentoni good questions business models that rely on performing much better than established and more experienced players are always doubtful. Of course if they work they are game changers.
Pushing things back in the channel is always very expensive. Let see if they can scale things.

Spain - Saturday, 24 September 2016 10:33 AM

Emirates confirms plan to introduce seat selection charge
Lovelife : What I find truly interesting are the different prices for adults and children and different flight destinations. If they would just add AED 20 accross the board, nobody would probably object. But still Emirates services is declining (incl. food quality). Last year they left me and some 1500+ passen...
United Arab Emirates - Saturday, 24 September 2016 10:34 AM




REVEALED: 50 richest Indians in the Gulf

Landmark Group founder, Micky Jagtiani, tops Indian Rich List with $4.5bn


Iran nuclear fuel move may avert mid-year crisis

The possibility of Iran converting enriched uranium into fuel is one of the few ways in which the nuclear dispute could avoid hitting a crisis

SABIC interview: Mohammed Al-Mady

Mohamed Al-Mady, Vice-Chairman & CEO of Sabic on the challenges the petrochemical industry is facing given the shortage of feedstock

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