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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

OPINIONS »

Rags to riches: richest Indians in the gulf

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

PHOTOS »

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

VIDEOS »

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

How to dress for work and not look boring
Doug : Or alternatively, you could just try doing your job well and then no-one will really care whether your 'outfit' is boring or not. Most men seem to be able to turn up at work in a standard shirt and trousers without being judged on anything other than the standard of the work, why does it have to be ...
UAE - Thursday, 30 July 2015 8:57 AM

UAE petrol prices to rise by 24% from Saturday
Tina : Oh yes Julie! And I thought I was imaging the sudden hike in prices in LULU - guess they believe in increasing the price earlier so that they will not appear as doing anything wrong! Most vegetables have gone up from atleast Dh 2/- onwards over the last month or so....
U A E - Wednesday, 29 July 2015 5:16 PM

Abdul Kalam, father of India's missile programme, dies at 83
Dr Merchant M S : The world has to learn one thing from this great man of the century is humility....
India - Wednesday, 29 July 2015 5:17 PM

‘Saturated’ property market forces Dubai realtor to go bust
Harry : Real estate Agents have to paint a rosy picture no matter what. They do not live in a real world. However sooner or later reality sinks in with over supply of flats. The current economic conditions have not been helpful either. Cost of living is going up without commensurate increase in salaries of ...
UK - Wednesday, 29 July 2015 2:18 PM

Qatar said to consider tougher penalties on drug dealing
Khaled : Those drug dealers death carriers must be hanged publicly. It is a complete worldwide disaster, taking millions of lives and destroying millions of families. It is a highway to ruin everything. I had a terrible experience of struggle against the dependence of the close family member. Nowhere in the ...
Qatar - Wednesday, 29 July 2015 2:17 PM

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REVEALED: 50 richest Indians in the Gulf

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

FEATURES & ANALYSIS »

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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