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Dubai's Godolphin will face no further doping charges

British Horseracing Authority says it has concluded probe; says Al Zarooni to blame for violations

Qatar, Kuwait said to eye stake in Lloyds Bank

Sovereign wealth funds reportedly vying for some of government's 39% stake worth $30bn

Ethiopia cancels 40,000 visas to work in Saudi Arabia

African nation retaliates to kingdom’s ban amid allegations of child murders

Dubai's MAF reports 10% rise in revenue to $3bn

Mall developer says growth strong in UAE and across Middle East

UAE's Mubadala said to eye more Batista assets

Brazilian billionaire's EBX conglomerate has lost about $10bn in market value this year

Jeddah airport expansion on track despite lack of workers

First phase of expansion to make King Abdul Aziz Airport second largest in region to be ready by end-2014

Dubai's Mashreq posts 25% rise in Q2 net profit

Dubai's third-largest lender also says net profit for first six months is up by 40%

Etisalat hires Goldman to advise on Pakistan telco buy

Sources say Gulf's biggest telco makes appointment in bid for Warid Telecom

Violence could see Bahrain parliament recalled

MPs called on king for extraordinary session to deal with ‘unprecedented’ violence

Jaguar Land Rover posts 40% rise in Q2 MidEast sales

Luxury car manufacturer says performance includes record breaking month in May

UAE's Julphar sees H1 sales up 10.5%

Revenue during the period hits $190m based on private sector sales

Kuwait's Wataniya reverses profit decline

Gulf state's second largest telco reports 20% rise in Q2 net profit, beats analysts' forecasts

Aramco plans new gas plant at Fadhili

State oil giant's new gas plant will have a processing capacity of 1bn standard cubic ft per day

Nakheel boss claims buyers eager to splash cash on The World

“People are not going to give me money if they’re not serious,” says Dubai developer boss

Dubai duo named in US insider trading case

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

'Large fire' caused Dubai plane crash, says report

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

Norwegian rape case woman leaves the UAE

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

Qatar 2022 award was 'blatant mistake' - FIFA member

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

Kuwait 'repellent' to investment, says report

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

Fraud case Saudi 'princess' denies prostitute claim

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

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

India defends sale of Heathrow slots to Etihad

Cheating claims over $70m sale of three slots to Etihad as it seeks to buy 24% stake in Jet Airways

Qatar's SWF said to eye $300m India investment

Qatar Investment Authority reportedly set to invest in Bangalore real estate developer

Dubai expat to be deported after 40 years over TB scars

61-year-old Indian is currently in quarantine and is set to be deported - report

Dubai boss says sacking rape case woman was wrong

Owner of The ONE says Wissam Al Mana’s decision to fire Norwegian was a mistake

India's watchdog raises concerns over Etihad-Jet deal

Sebi’s concerns over foreign control could block the $379m deal for 24% stake

UAE and Oman investors backing plans to launch new Hungarian airline

Budapest-based carrier will be launched in August and will expand into the MidEast and Russia

Dubai's DP World loses $21m UK tax case

Subsidiary company found to have created artificial tax credits

700 Kuwaiti firms charged with human trafficking

Nearly 1,000 employers have been blocked from issuing new visas after an investigation - report

UK court hears Saudi prince threatened to behead partner

“Your head will be at my feet without your body,” court documents revealed

Latest Reader Comments

Emirates to seek greater 'synergies' with flydubai
Traveller : I am with you John on this.

I fly with FlyDubai for business almost weekly. I love how they are on time (at least the morning flights), in and out of the terminal is easy and connectivity is great with so many flights to GCC countries.

However, I hate how the lounge at T2 is always...
UAE - Thursday, 27 April 2017 8:08 AM

Etihad chief says Alitalia staff ballot result 'deeply disappointing'
Normal Citizen : Never understood why Etihad invested so much money in a union-dominated airline which for decades has never produced a profit, not even a black zero!...
Europe - Thursday, 27 April 2017 8:05 AM

Chinese, Russian visitor growth boosts Dubai tourism in Q1
Ponder : Yes because Indians who have a US multiple entry visa (the requirement for visa on arrival for Indians coming to the UAE) will choose to overstay illegally in the UAE instead of the US. Indians who have US, schengen or Japanese visas are increasingly given visa free/or on arrival facility more so a...
UAE - Wednesday, 26 April 2017 1:09 PM

Emirates to cut flights to US cities after flagging demand
Normal Citizen : @ sarah: Your comment is wrong as far as it concerns Lufthansa. LH does offer daily A380 flights from their FRA base to the US: JFK, SFO, LAX, IAH, MIA. Other airlines (AF, BA) based in Europe also offer more destinations from their respective bases. But they are privately owned (public not governme...
Europe - Wednesday, 26 April 2017 1:02 PM

Supersonic jet to fly from Dubai to London in 4 hours
Fentoni : Sir Richard Branson tried to keep Concorde flying. In October 2003, Branson wrote in The Economist that his final offer was over £5 million per plan and that he had intended to operate the fleet "for many years to come". The chances for keeping Concorde in service were prevented by Airbus's lack of ...
UAE - Wednesday, 26 April 2017 1:01 PM


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