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UAE's Etihad eying partnerships in South America - Hogan

Exclusive: More routes into the US and Canada are also part of its wider expansion into the Americas

Pilot claims denied Emirates job for wearing turban

Sikh man says he was disqualified over refusal to replace the religious headdress with an official pilot’s cap while on duty

Abu Dhabi's Aldar Properties nearly doubles Q3 profit

State-owned developer was bailed out by the government with an injection of about $10bn in 2011

20,000 students affected in Saudi visa crackdown

Private and international schools will not be exempt from ongoing raids to catch labor and residency law violators

US couple accused of starving to death daughter get bail

Case of starvation is ‘medically impossible’, Doha court told during trial of 8 year-old Gloria Huang’s parents

Abu Dhabi-backed Carlyle Group profit falls 11% in Q3

Unlike some rivals, it did not take advantage of favourable capital markets to exit investments

Obama nominates top defense official for Saudi post

The US President will nominate US Army undersecretary for critical Saudi Arabia diplomatic position

Yasser Arafat was poisoned to death - widow

Experts took samples from his body, PLO official accuses Israel

Marvel Comics to introduce Muslim female superhero

The 16-year-old character lives with her conservative Pakistani parents in New Jersey and will make her debut in January

US looking for "first step" from Iran in nuclear talks

Washington willing to offer limited sanctions relief


Why Dubai should host Expo 2020

David Cameron, Prime Minister of UK, on why the city deserves to get the vote of the Bureau International des Expositions next month

What makes Adel Ali better than the rest?

Anil Bhoyrul lauds the achievements of Air Arabia chief but suggests the best is yet to come


The first Arabian supercar debuts at Dubai Motor Show

Only seven units will be produced of the Lykan HyperSport 2014, each with a price tag of $3.4 million

Turkish protest over education

Demonstrators and riot police in Turkey clashed as students protested against the country’s High Educational Board in capital city Ankara. The protest was staged to mark the 32nd anniversary of the institution which is the ultimate decision maker for Turkish universities and is criticised by some as being authoritarian and undemocratic.

Garbage strike affects Madrid

Street cleaners, garbage collectors and public park gardeners working for Madrid city council have started an indefinite strike over proposed wage and job cuts. The effects of the strike can be seen all around the city, as rubbish clogs up streets and dirties the popular tourist destination.

Top 2013 Christmas presents revealed

Options exhibited at the Toy Retailers’ Association’s Dream Toys event in London

Robot exhibition held in Japan

The annual International Robot Exhibition has taken place in Tokyo, Japan, showcasing some of the latest developments in robot technology. One of the most popular exhibits was a ‘Muscle Suit’, which features artificial muscles powered by compressed air. Heavy industry robots were also on show, including vehicle assembling machinery. More unusual exhibits, including a strawberry harvesting robot were also on display, wowing the 100,000 visitors to the event.


UK chain introduces larger-sized mannequins

British department store Debenhams has introduced larger-sized mannequins in a bid shake unreasonable stereotypes about body shape and weight.

Thousands demand release of football fans in Egypt

Supporters of Egypt’s biggest football club Al Ahly have marched through Cairo demanding the release of 25 fellow supporters held by police during clashes last month. This raw footage shows the strength of support of the detainees, with demonstrators being watched closely by security forces.

Record level of greenhouse gases detected

Greenhouse gases reached a record level last year, according to figures released by the World Meteorological Organisation. The findings have raised concerns over climate change, prompting further debate.

Study supports Arafat poison claim

Studies by Swiss scientists have found levels of polonium in former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat’s body at least eighteen times more than normal. The findings support the theory that Arafat was poisoned, with one leading forensic scientist saying it’s almost certain he was murdered.

Latest Reader Comments

Air rage: Is this Emirates’ worst ever passenger?
John : Next time Abdul fly Kuwait Airways or Saudi Airways! It has nothing to do with serving alcohol on a plane, this man has a drinking problem and probably came on the plane intoxicated. He should have a travel ban placed on him for the UAE added to his sentence....
UAE - Sunday, 29 November 2015 12:41 PM

Portable hotel company signs ‘partnership’ deal with Dubai’s Dutco
Sean : looks like a portable toilet

it will be lot useful in india, where 650 million dont have access to ...
canada - Sunday, 29 November 2015 12:41 PM

Surge in SME debt defaults shows need for UAE bankruptcy law
shahzad : Definitely insolvency laws will reduce silent skip offs. And give sign of relief to people living UAE...
paksitan - Sunday, 29 November 2015 9:31 AM

Emirates said to boost India's GDP by $848m per year
Shalini : The Indian routes are Emirates airline's bread and butter ... they seem to forgotten to mention that in the article ... that study would show no discounted fares from Dubai to any of the 17 destination they fly to yet fares for economy class from Auckland to London via Dubai are comparable ...
India - Sunday, 29 November 2015 9:32 AM

Illegal TV vendor jailed by Dubai court
Jane : As a musician myself, of course Piracy is contemptible but citizens of the Middle East in general have good cause for all the wrong reasons.
I see a few notes in the Bahrain press sometimes criticising OSN for its monopolistic mentality which is actually more pure privilege than anything else, b...
UK - Sunday, 29 November 2015 9:33 AM




Yasser Arafat was poisoned to death - widow

Experts took samples from his body, PLO official accuses Israel


Qatar Airways accused of breaking oneworld alliance rules

Only a week after joining, Qatari carrier is criticised for excluding top-tier frequent flyers from its premium lounges


Dubai’s Arabtec wins $500m tall tower project

Sheikh Zayed Road project will contain 350-room hotel and be among the emirate's top ten tallest buildings


First Arabian hypersport car debuts at Dubai Motor Show

At a top speed of 395 km/h, the Lykan HyperSport can sprint from 0-100 km/h in 2.8 seconds


Qatar said to invest in BlackBerry's debt offering

Qatar Holding is among handful of investors that have put money into $1bn offering - source


Interview: Sobha's PNC Menon

Legendary developer PNC Menon is taking on his biggest challenge yet: District One in Dubai’s Mohammed Bin Rashid City

Interview: DIFC Courts chief Mark Beer

The Dubai International Financial Centre Courts has seen its remit expand globally in recent years and some of the best legal minds in the world have come to Dubai to try and replicate what they have accomplished elsewhere. Mark Beer, the courts’ registrar, describes how it achieved this in less than a decade

Interview: Air Arabia CEO Adel Ali

They said low-cost carriers wouldn't work in the Middle East but Ali has proved them wrong. He tells Arabian Business about his plans for the future

Interview: Bahrain Bay CEO Robert Lee

Bahrain Bay CEO Robert Lee says the company is debt free, has completed the bulk of its infrastructure, has money in the bank and is determined to make the most of the early signs of recovery in the island state’s real estate market

Safe as houses

While the UAE’s property market may be hotting up, Middle Eastern investors are playing a largely unsung role in boosting real estate sectors in other global cities as well

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