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FIFA threatens Qatar over Bin Hammam 'interference'

Kuwait Football Association voices concerns ahead of AFC vote on Thursday

Emaar chief says 'flipping' needs to be controlled

Mohamed Alabbar also expects real estate business to increase dramatically on rising demand

Dubai Taj Mahal clone delayed until 2015

Falconcity project slips from 2014 opening, contractor yet to be appointed to construct project

Saudisation to cost nearly $4bn in 2013 - study

Saudi Arabia's jobs policy set to add short-term pressure on margins for local companies

Cameron to push for probe into Dubai torture claims

British prime minister says he will raise need for independent inquiry with visiting UAE president

Saudi will raise crude output to 15m bpd - prince

Former intelligence head says kingdom aims to ramp up production from current 12.5m barrels per day

Abu Dhabi says financial zone to bridge gap in global day

Planned free zone will bridge the gap between Europe and Asia say emirate officials

Dubai developers talk tall and big amid property recovery

Emaar chairman Mohamed Alabbar hints at new record-breaking tower in Dubai

India’s Jet seeks to raise $150m via Etihad bankers

Carrier, which recently sold 24% stake to Abu Dhabi’s Etihad, is currently $800m in the red

Inflation spikes as Qatar gears up for spending spree

Country of just 1.9 million people plans to spend about $140 billion in run up to 2022 World Cup

Saudi Al Medlej withdraws from AFC presidential race

Outsider unsurprisingly drops out of race to lead Asian football; two Gulf candidates remain

Kuwait says still owed $11bn from Iraq war

Gulf state has received almost $2.5bn this year relating to Saddam Hussein’s 1990 invasion

More than 90% of passwords vulnerable to cyber-attack

Billions of dollars worth of losses possible without improved IT security measures

Better Homes launches property lifestyle survey

Agency hopes to collate key data on living conditions

Qatar's QIB rules out sukuk issues in 2013

Qatar Islamic Bank CEO says lender seems to have enough liquidity already

UAE banks to be able to check credit scores soon

System will allow banks to check creditworthiness of borrowers, set to launch in phases from mid-2013

Egypt bank EFG Hermes to sell assets as Qatar deal fails

Lack of regulatory approval from Egypt brings an end to planned tie-up

Dubai's DIB eyes double-digit profit growth, acquisitions

World's oldest sharia-compliant lender's shares are up 43% so far this year

Ford drives 14% MidEast sales uptick

US automaker boosted by surge in sales in Iraq


UAE equities: Expect the unexpected

Adel Merheb ponders just how high local stock markets can go on back of recent rally

Can Qatar really make any money out of 2022?

Anil Bhoyrul argues that FIFA could be the only winner when the World Cup comes to the Middle East


REVEALED: 20 best restaurants in the world

Spanish restaurant El Celler de Can Roca has knocked Denmark’s celebrated Noma from the top spot in The World’s Best Restaurants Awards

UAE president visits Queen Elizabeth II on state visit

Sheikh Khalifa given royal reception on historic trip to England

William-Alexander, the new King of The Netherlands

Willem-Alexander becomes the first king of the Netherlands since 1890


Artist uses jet engine to paint canvas

Woman hurls jars of paint into the hurricane force winds of a Learjet engine - splattering an array of colours onto a blank canvas to create art

Obama vows to close Guantanamo prison - again

Pledge comes as two-thirds of Guantanamo detainees have gone on hunger strike, with 26 of them being force-fed

Amazing space footage of hurricane churning around Saturn

NASA has released dramatic new images of a hurricane churning around Saturn, captured by their pioneering satellites

Cyprus approves bailout - but only just

Parliament approves by just two votes an EU bailout which includes provisions to impose substantial losses on richer bank depositors

Latest Reader Comments

Kuwait Airport said to upgrade security after UK, US warnings
Kevin : The security at the airport is a joke I have travelled for yrs in and out and while the bag scanner on arrivals is often not manned or the operators looking or talking not focused on the job in hand
I have never been searched in that time yet I could have brought stuff in
I know lots of pe...
Kuwait - Saturday, 5 September 2015 1:17 AM

Drowned migrant boys buried as Hungary warns of 'mass inflow'
John : Although a country like the UAE is the most generous country, I think the GCC as a whole which is very privileged could do more to help their Muslim brothers in Syria by assuming some of these refugees. Why do Muslims not want to help Muslims?...
UAE - Friday, 4 September 2015 8:12 PM

Emirates hints at A380 upgrade on new Orlando route
John : Can you consider a stopover in Europe on this route which would be easier on the children? You will pick up passengers in Europe on this route also. Since you have increased A380 flights to London, you could stopover then carry on to Orlando?...
UAE - Friday, 4 September 2015 4:52 PM

$367bn of MidEast GDP at risk from manmade, natural threats
Peter Cooper : This report is nonsense, just jibberish about the unpredictable events that may or may not happen, and to try to put a monetary value on them is therefore impossible. The biggest risk to the Middle East is an oil price fall - like the one of the last year - and this is not even mentioned!!...
United Arab Emirates - Friday, 4 September 2015 9:33 AM

Classified ads website dubizzle rebrands outside the UAE
i agree : They definitely need to start charging for property ads as well. This will help to weed out the fraudulent properties and agents. ...
UAE - Friday, 4 September 2015 9:32 AM




REVEALED: 20 best restaurants in the world

Spanish restaurant El Celler de Can Roca has knocked Denmark’s celebrated Noma from the top spot in The World’s Best Restaurants Awards


First phase of Dubai’s MBR City ready in seven years

Meydan-Sobha joint venture first part of mega project to be announced, expects sales of $5.7bn


Dubai investor wins landmark Sharia mortgage case

Court orders Tamweel to return cheques after Nakheel fails to register property


Tough tackler

Yousuf Al Serkal, the UAE’s candidate for the AFC presidency, says he will clean up the beautiful game’s tarnished image in Asia if elected next month

Ford - back from the brink

Hal Feder, the man in charge of Ford Motor Company’s overseas growth, reveals the extraordinary turnaround in the car giant’s fortunes over the last five years, and why the Middle East could hold the key to its future

Welcome to Willie's world

Willie Walsh, CEO of International Airlines Group, talks fleet expansion, the deadlock over Heathrow, and why he rates the Gulf carriers

Is Falconcity of Wonders ready to soar?

After years of dreams, delays, and a lack of sales, the man behind one of Dubai’s most ambitious megaprojects is convinced that it’s about to take off

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