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Qantas-Emirates alliance gets final nod from Aus

Australia’s competition regulator has granted final approval to a five-year alliance between Qantas Airways and Emirates Airline

Jordan should free 'devil worship' students

Jordan has been urged to free or charge five students that have been detained for more than two weeks

Arab leaders set up $1bn Arab fund for Jerusalem

The Arab League on Tuesday approved a Qatari proposal to set up a US$1bn fund for Arab East Jerusalem

Dubai's Arabtec appoints new COO

Construction firm said it has hired Murray & Roberts Contractors’ former MD as its new chief operating officer

Saudi calls for GCC-wide rules on hiring maids

Treatment of maids has been controversial across the region, with regular news reports of abuse and exploitation

Egyptian banks downgraded after country rate cut

Five Egyptian banks' local-currency deposit ratings have been downgraded by Moody's Investors Service

Emirati man dies from coronavirus in Germany

A 66-year old Emirati has died in Germany after contracting a new, deadly virus while in hospital receiving treatment for cancer

Premier's resignation deepens Lebanon's political divide

Mikati's resignation "is the most severe crisis" that has erupted since sectarian strife in May 2008

Saudi customs thwart big fuel smuggling bid from Gulf port

Customs authorities have thwarted an attempt to smuggle over 3,260 metric tonnes of refined petroleum products

Kuwait's Agility sees $80m revenue from Ira deal

Logistics firm won three-year contract to work at Majnoon oil field in Basra, Iraq

Gold holds near $1,600, upbeat US data dents appeal

Gold hovered around US$1,600 an ounce on Wednesday as promising US data curbed safe-haven demand

Banks drag Oman from 22-month high; UAE markets mixed

Oman's index falls from Tuesday's 22-month high as bluechip NBO drops after reaching its ex-dividend date


The world's most influential Arabs: Power defined

Putting together a list of the world’s most powerful Arabs is a complex – and no doubt controversial – task


Cadillac unveils its new CTS

The all-new luxury sedan was introduced in Manhattan ahead of this weekend's New York Auto Show

Arab League Summit closes in Doha

Arab leaders agreed to a Qatar-led US$1bn fund to preserve Jerusalem’s Arab identity

General Motors unveils new designs for two Buick models

GM released two new versions of the Regal midsize sports sedan and the LaCrosse large luxury car that the car company hopes will appeal to younger drivers


Two men killed during bullfight in Colombia

Two men have been killed and at least 15 people injured at a bullfighting festival in northern Colombia

Smartphone app gives useful tool for surgery

If you are about to have an operation, you may or may not want, to know more about a new medical procedure

Buick unveils new cars in New York

General Motors Co. is making another attempt to get Buick to appeal to younger buyers

Latest Reader Comments

Why Saudi Arabia will struggle to kick its addiction to oil
WHJ : I agree with Heinrich. The UAE is a model to be emulated in the region. It enjoys a diversified economy and has managed to "sidestep the worst of the collapse in oil prices". Its economy grew by 3.1% in 2015 and is expected to grow by 2.5% in 2016.
Furthermore, if you look at Dubai on a stand-al...
UAE - Tuesday, 31 May 2016 8:56 AM

Dubai, Abu Dhabi named MidEast's most sustainable cities for water
Aline : This is a world wide crisis, and I am glad someone is addressing it in the ME. It is time that we admit that we are in advanced stages of global warming and sooner that we would like/wish water will be scarce....
UAE - Tuesday, 31 May 2016 8:55 AM

Dubai said to avoid 2008-style crash despite slowdown
Red Snappa : When is the repayment of the $20 billion bailout (loan and bonds) received by Dubai from Abu Dhabi back in late 2009 due? It was rolled over in March 2014 for five years, however with Abu Dhabi in a phase of serious financial belt tightening, could there be a requirement for shorter term pay back? ...
Ireland - Monday, 30 May 2016 3:38 PM

French hotel giant inks deal to launch ibis in Bahrain
Karan T : The Bahrain hotel market is completely saturated. A lot of hotels plan to open up, initially offering a cheaper alternative and in the end they all compete in the mid market, offering rates of 45-65 BD per night. If I were you Olivier, I would focus on hotel apartments or not bother entering the m...
Bahrain - Monday, 30 May 2016 3:38 PM

Abu Dhabi lays off staff as Gulf austerity tightens
Haresh : Don't blame the banks for your own financial mess, you took a business loan and you are expected to pay all the instalments unless the bank offered you the business loan as a form of charity....
UAE - Monday, 30 May 2016 3:40 PM




UAE takes 103 slots on Power 500

More than 100 members of list based in country


Twitter chief is fifth most powerful Arab in the world

Mazen Rawashdeh makes first appearance in Power 500, second highest new entry


Sheikh Ahmed is highest ranked UAE star in Power 500

Emirates Airline boss takes second place


Elie Khouri takes top media slot in Power 500

OMG MENA boss in 23rd place in 2013 list of most influential Arabs


Ahmed Al Sayed is highest ranked Qatari in Power 500

Qatar Holding boss takes 7th place


Record 118 women make list of influential Arabs

Sheikha Lubna is highest ranked women in 2013 Power 500


Saudi Arabia’s Prince Alwaleed's timeline

More facts and figures from our list of the world's most influential Arabs


Olympic star Mo Farah storms Power 500

Gold winning athlete is highest new entry


Palestinian movie director is world’s 15th most powerful Arab

Emad Burnat makes first ever appearance in the list


Top UAE blogger takes 35th place in Power 500

Sultan Al Qasemi sees influence soar after another prolific year of tweeting


'Invisible traveller' prompts mobile hotel check-in

The 'invisible traveller' is emerging as the newest profile in the hospitality industry

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