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'Large fire' caused Dubai plane crash, says report

UAE's aviation authority delivers final report on UPS cargo plane crash in Dubai in 2010

Qatar 2022 award was 'blatant mistake' - FIFA member

Executive committee member Theo Zwanziger says winter switch would be a big problem

Norwegian rape case woman leaves the UAE

Marte Deborah Dalelv reportedly flies home after 16-month sentence is dropped

Fraud case Saudi 'princess' denies prostitute claim

Woman tells London court she has a $15m fortune and is addicted to shopping - report

Dubai duo named in US insider trading case

Dhia Jafar and Omar Nabulsi say freeze should be lifted on $2.5m profit they made

Emirati woman gives birth at Chicago airport

Woman goes prematurely into labour after stepping off plane from Abu Dhabi

Kuwait 'repellent' to investment, says report

Kuwaitis invest $37bn internationally in 2012 compared to $398m locally, report says

Abu Dhabi banking gains underscore UAE recovery

First Gulf Bank and Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank beat forecasts with second-quarter net profits

Qatar Holding picks ex-BofA banker for senior M&A role

Michael Cho will take a senior role in mergers and acquisitions team of SWF's investment arm

Kuwait's Kufpec signs $750m loan deal

International arm of state oil firm says it will use funds to support global operations

Kuwaiti lawyer loses case to cancel election

Constitutional Court rejects claim cabinet can set poll date with no elected member

Kuwait's Global completes $1.7bn restructuring plan

Global was one of several Kuwaiti investment firms hit hard by the financial crisis

UAE’s Propertyfinder snaps up Lebanese property website

The Dubai-based real estate portal acquired Lebanese website

Egypt army chief calls for rallies against violence

General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi says there will be no retreat from army-backed roadmap


Is debt relief just a vicious cycle?

Bailing out borrowers should come with strings attached, says Shane McGinley


Anti-government protests in Philippines

Thousands of anti-government protestors in the Philippines marched on the House of Representatives, where president Benigno Aquino III was delivering his State of the Nation Address

Oil boom in US

North Dakota is experiencing an oil boom, due in part to new drilling techniques including hydrolic fracturing and horizontal drilling

Greenpeace tests water in Manila Bay

Greenpeace activists have teamed up with scientists from the University of the Philippines-Marine Science Institute to conduct water sampling

Zoo animals keep cool in heat wave

Animals at Himeji Central Park zoo in Japan did are doing all they can to stay cool as a heat wave continues to rise temperatures in many parts of Japan


North Korea hosts Mass Games

North Korea has launched the 60th anniversary of its Mass Games in Pyongyang, celebrating its former leaders

Guatemala’s farmers turn back on hybrid seeds

Farmers across Guatemala are returning to their agricultural roots and turning their backs on modern farming

Death toll rises in Egypt clashes

Several people were killed in clashes in Cairo, as supporters and opponents of ousted President Mohamed Morsi continued to fight on the streets

Electric car sales on rise

Electric car sales are picking up, with the US leading the way with 40,000 electric cars sold in the first six months of the year

Latest Reader Comments

Exclusive: UAE mulls ‘man-made mountain’ in bid to improve rainfall
riosh : super interesting!...
UAE - Sunday, 1 May 2016 1:21 PM

Saudi Arabia plans new visa regulations to boost tourism
obaid : Do anybody know - we heard road travel by private cars from GCC is not allowed anymore for Umrah ,now is it correct? As article says they want to boost tourism but we heard contrary. We planned last year to travel by road with family but at eleventh hour the news come out people coming back from b...
UAE - Sunday, 1 May 2016 1:21 PM

Dubai ruler launches $272m global drive to combat poverty, unemployment
M.Mustafa Junaid : Well, I lived in Dubai during 1971-77 and at that time Dubai looked like a village. The ruler was the father of Sheikh Mohammed HE Shaikh Rashed Al Maktoum and he too worked hard for betterment of his people.

Now when HE Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum is ruler of Dubai and a great le...
Karachi, Pakistan - Sunday, 1 May 2016 8:53 AM

No major issues with cladding in Dubai towers, says civil defence chief
Frankiejo : Maj General Rashid Al Maltroushi states " No fire safety issues"

I will go with the opinion of the Indian billionaire who manufactured the cladding for the address along with many other UAE buildings. It appears these men have an opposite opinion

In an interview with the newspaper...
us - Sunday, 1 May 2016 8:52 AM

UAE property markets to see further price declines in 2016
Red Snappa : There were lessons to be learned from the previous market crash as in we're building too much luxury property.

It strikes me this is the ideal economic market interlude, as in a period of falling prices, in which to build truly affordable homes aimed at 'bread-and-butter' lower to middle ...
Ireland - Sunday, 1 May 2016 8:51 AM




UAE firms in talks to bring Titanic II replica ship to Dubai

Exclusive: Gulf firms also eager for partnership deals when construction starts in China later this year


Qatar Sheikha spends $1bn on artworks annually

Amount being spent by the influential sister of the Gulf state’s new ruler is “mind-boggling” - report


The truth about social media growth

If you needed proof that social media is one of the most effective ways of getting your message out to an ever-increasing audience, then the Arab Social Media Report has it in abundance

Should I… Franchise my business?

We look at the pros and cons to launching your business onto the wider business stage

In an uncertain Egypt, street artists rein in their outrage

Art against the army has mostly been defaced, graffiti artists and sculptors claim.

Bringing art to the masses

Pioneering patron of the arts Abdulmonem Bin Eisa Al Serkal is using his family’s funds to transform the culture scene in Dubai.

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